Course Description

This course has been developed to assist International trained engineers like you to learn how you can become eligible to apply for Canadian Permanent Residency via the Express Entry System under the different immigration programs available In Canada and what you will require in order to begin your application.

This course includes a basic overview of the Express Entry system, the different eligible immigration programs, the required language and acceptance tests. It also covers some resources design to assist professional immigrants to navigate the Canadian labor market and secure employment.

By the end of this course, you will know some of the strategies and resources used in your immigration journey, job search in Canada and how to integrate into the Canadian labor market and start your new life in the True North.

This course is taught by a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC).

Andy H. Rodriguez Peralta, B.S., RCIC. Andy Rodriguez is fluent in both the English and Spanish languages. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the Pedro Henriquez Urena National University of Santo Domingo and graduated Magna Cum Laude with high distinction.He obtained his Certificate degree in Immigration Law from Humber College, Toronto. He has been practicing Immigration law and assisting clients since 2010.He is a certified and licensed Canadian Immigration Consultant. He is a member in good standing of the Immigration Consultant of the Canadian Regulatory Council (ICCRC) and of the Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants (CAPIC).

Andy Rodriguez

Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant

Course curriculum

  • 01

    Introduction: Why Canada?

  • 02

    The difference ways to immigrate to Canada for Engineers.

    • The Canadian Immigration System

    • What is Express Entry?

    • How does Express Entry Work?

    • The Federal Skilled Worker Program.

    • Six Selection Factors

    • The Federal Skilled Trade Program

    • The Canadian Experience Class

    • The Provincial Nominee Program overview and application process.

    • Provincial Nominee Programs-Regular Processing.

    • Provincial Nominee Program-Express Entry Stream.

    • Assignment: Do you Qualify? Let's find out with the Come to Canada Wizard.

  • 03

    Express Entry- Step One

    • The Language test requirements.

    • Assignment: Online Language Assessments.

    • Educational Credential Assessment.

    • Assignment: Determine what your degree is comparable to in Canada.

    • Using the NOC Matrix

    • Assignment: Find your occupation NOC code

    • The Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS)

    • MyCIC account creation.

    • Register with the Job Bank

    • Assignment: Creating a Job Match account with Job Bank.

    • Offer of Employment and proof of funds

  • 04

    Getting your Professional License in Canada.

    • Road map to Engineering in Canada.

    • Accredited Engineering Programs in Canada by Institutions.

    • Get Licensed as an Engineer in Canada.

    • Professional Engineer: Application Process Overview

    • Academic Requirements.

    • Work Experience Requirements.

    • Language requirements.

    • Good Character requirement.

    • Professionalism and Ethics.

    • Assignment: The Academic Information Tool for Engineers.

  • 05

    How to get your credentials assessed in Canada.

  • 06

    Accreditation Procedure in Every Province.

    • How to apply for accreditation in Ontario?

    • How to apply for accreditation in Alberta?

    • How to apply for accreditation in Saskatchewan?

    • How to apply for accreditation in British Columbia?

    • How to apply for accreditation in Manitoba?

    • How to apply for accreditation in Quebec?

    • Assignment: How to use the Compass Tool from the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec .

    • How to apply for accreditation in Nova Scotia?

    • How to apply for accreditation in New Brunswick?

    • How to apply for accreditation in Newfoundland & Labrador?

    • How to apply for accreditation in Prince Edward Island?

    • How to apply for accreditation in Northwest Territories and Nunavut?

    • How to apply for accreditation in Yukon?

  • 07

    The Canadian Labor Market

    • Where do you want to live and work in Canada.

    • Assignment: Canada’s Best Places to Live

    • Engineering salaries in Canada.

    • How do you apply for a job in Canada as an Engineer.

    • Canadian Labour Market Report 2015.

    • Recommended Job sites In Canada.

    • Recommended Provincial Job banks

    • Recommended Job sites for Engineers

    • The Canadian Hidden Job market

    • The Canadian Workplace culture

  • 08

    Recommended tools for optimizing your job search in Canada.

    • Optimizing your job search in Canada.

    • Using the working in Canada tool.

    • Assignment: Using the working in Canada tool.

    • How to use the Engscape website.

    • Assignment: Using the EngScape microsite.

    • Preparing your Canadian Resume, Cover Letter and Reference letter.

    • Canadian_Resume_Template_2016

    • Assignment:Create your Canadian Resume

    • Using Linked In as part of your Strategy.

    • Using Magnet and Joorbit as part of your Strategy.

    • Recommended YouTube video: Optimizing Your Job Search in Canada-How to use Magnet

    • Assignment: Create your presence online for job search.

    • Interviewing Online: strategies and best practices.

  • 09

    Express Entry -Step Two

    • Invitation to Apply (ITA)

    • Required documents for PR application

    • Proving your work experience

    • Police Certificate and Criminal Background check.

    • Medical exams.

    • Mandatory documents (if applicable)

    • Other documents

    • Inadmissibility issues.

    • Sending your application for PR

  • 10

    Pre-arrival Strategies

    • Canadian Immigrant Integration Program: CIIP

    • Pre-arrival services

    • Prepare for Canada

    • Prepare for Canada online fairs

    • In-Tac Virtual Career Expo

    • Engineering societies in Canada

    • Banking for newcomers to Canada

    • Renting in Canada

    • Assignment: Using the Living in Canada Tool

  • 11

    Settlement Recommendations.

    • Recommended Settlement services.

    • Recruiters and Employment Agencies in Canada.

    • Volunteering in Canada

    • Internships and Co-op placements options.

    • Bridge Training Programs

    • Immigrant Employment Loan programs

    • Bridging Programs for Internationally Trained Engineers (ITE)

    • Mentoring programs in Canada

    • Settlement agencies in Canada.

    • Network meetings in Canada.

  • 12

    Conclusion and Bonus.

    • Course Wrap up and Thank you.


    • Resources for Internationally trained Engineers.

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