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Immigration to Canada as an Veterinarian

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Immigration to Canada as an Veterinarian

Are you interested in immigrating to Canada and currently working and hold experience as a veterinarian in your home country? You’re in luck! Canada is looking for individuals who hold veterinarian skills.

Job Description (NOC 3114 Veterinarians)

Veterinarians are licensed professionals to care for the health of animals and work to protect public health. Veterinarians typically diagnose, treat, and research medical conditions and diseases of pets, livestock, and other animals. There are several job titles that fall under the NOC 3114 such as a veterinarian, veterinary pathologist, and veterinary inspector.

Salary Average in Canada: $117k CAD per year

Canadian Veterinarian Requirements

To work in Canada as a veterinarian there are several requirements an individual must pass in order to qualify to work in Canada.

  • A two year of pre-vet university study or completion of a college program in health science
  • a four/five-year university degree in veterinary medicine
  • completion of national certification examinations
  • obtain practicing license from provincial or territorial regulatory body

There are several pathways a veterinarian may take to immigrate to Canada.

Express Entry

The best option for veterinarians looking to move to Canada to pursue being a vet is applying for Express Entry. 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

Canada Is a Great Place to Live

Canada is a great country to live in as a veterinarian. The major cities in the country (i.e. Toronto, Vancouver, and Calgary) rate towards the top of the most livable cities in the world. There are a number of reasons for this.

For one thing, the people are generally friendly, there is lots of open space and many of the cities are filled with large parks. Canada’s larger cities have more parks than a lot of other large cities around the world, due to the abundance of space. Calgary has even been voted as the cleanest city in the world.

Also, there are plenty of outdoor activities to do very near the major cities. For instance, Calgary is just an hour’s drive from the Rocky Mountains. Vancouver also sits very near the spectacular North Shore Mountains, and the Cascades to the south. If you are into the outdoors, Canada has a lot to offer.

Climate in Canada

In Canada, the climate depends on which province you are settling in. If you are living in northern Canada, you can expect super cold weather and summer lasting less than two months! Warmer weather can be found in the southern border provinces where most Canadians live. In all, you should be prepared for super cold weather as well as warm weather throughout the seasons!

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