23 Jul 2018
Immigration to Canada is the dream of many people around the world. Evgeny Blumin, the president of Green Light Immigration, says that immigration to Canada is possible even for those who did not get a post-secondary education. Those without such education can come to Canada as holders of a Red Seal certificate.
Canada evaluates candidates applying for permanent resident status in Canada in the Express Entry system based on four main factors: age, education, work experience and knowledge of the Canadian official languages, i.e. English and French. Points for education are one of the most critical factors from the point of view of the Canadian government.
Therefore, many people who dream about Canada but do not have a post-secondary degree do not even try their chances. And this is their main mistake! “In addition to specialists with bachelor’s or master’s degrees, Canada also highly appreciates the representatives of the trade professions,” said Blumin. “That is why Canada established a separate immigration program named Federal Skilled Trades”.
Red Seal certificate is the Canadian confirmation of the qualification in a specific professional trade. In Canada, as in many other countries, some trade occupations are regulated by the Ministry of Labour, and this certificate is a recognition of the qualifications of a specialist to work in his/her field in Canada. So, for example, electricians cannot work without a Red Seal certificate.
For the professions that are not regulated by the Ministry of Labour, for example, mechanic-installer, the Red Seal certificate confirms the level of qualification, which naturally affects the salary level. Currently, the Red Seal certification is available for 55 professions. You can get a certificate by passing a professional exam and by having proven work experience in this trade. Moreover, you can take the exam with the assistance of an interpreter!
Once you have received the Red Seal certificate, the quest for immigration to Canada becomes easier! The Federal Government annually allocates a certain number of quotas for qualified professionals from the Red Seal trades list. In addition, some provincial programs are also looking after such professionals.
Evgeny Blumin assures that Green Light Immigration will facilitate your immigration process and will help you obtain a Red Seal certificate in following trades: industrial and construction electricians, millwrights, plumbers, carpenters, industrial mechanics, heavy duty equipment mechanics, automotive service technicians, and many others.