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How to Immigrate to Canada as a Petroleum Engineer

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How to Immigrate to Canada as a Petroleum Engineer

If you are currently a petroleum engineer in your home country and interested in moving to Canada, you may have opportunities waiting for you there! Petroleum engineer occupations are currently in-demand across the country and always looked for skilled workers to enhance Canada’s economic growth.

Job Description (NOC 2145)

A petroleum engineer is responsible for the designing of drill equipment and planning of methods and techniques used to extract oil and gas from both onshore and offshore reserves. Usually, duties include recommendations of drilling efforts based on cost, effort and feasibility weighed against returns.

Salary Average: $97k CAD

Similar Occupations Include:

  • Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities – NOC 9212
  • Central control and process operators, petroleum, gas and chemical processing – NOC 9232

Canadian Petroleum Engineer Requirements

To be a petroleum engineer, you must have a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering or in a related engineering discipline. Depending on the job, a master’s degree or doctorate may be required. You will then need to receive licensing by a provincial or territorial association to approve engineering drawings, building reports, and practice as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.).Licensing by a provincial or territorial association of professional engineers is required to approve engineering drawings and reports and to practice as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.).Engineers are eligible for registration following graduation from an accredited educational program. After three or four years of supervised work experience in engineering and passing a professional practice exam.

Express Entry

Express Entry is the targeted system for those looking to immigrate to Canada as a skilled worker. Express entry is a point-based system that ranks you within the Express Entry pool. When invited, individuals are able to migrate through employment and gain permanent residency.

Your Express Entry CRS Score is based on the following:

  • Age
  • Level of education
  • Language proficiency
  • Work experience

Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP)

Provincial Nominee Programs are also known as a PNP is a great choice if you have your eye on settling in a particular province/territory. A PNP allows a province to nominate a qualified skilled worker for immigration to their province based on the criteria set by the government of that province.

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