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How To Immigrate To Canada As A Baker

How To Immigrate To Canada As A Baker – Who doesn’t eat bread, cakes or any other baked food? Everyone does and even Canadian love baked foods. Bakers are highly welcomed in Canada because of the need for baked food as a large percent of Canadians eat baked food.

Bakers are among the in-demand occupations in Canada and there is a need to fill up the labour shortages for bakers in the country. Many provinces in Canada are highly in need of bakers because of the presence of large bakeries in these provinces. Even so, Ontario listed bakers and caterers as one of the in-demand skilled trades in the province.

As a foreign skilled baker or caterer, you have a greater chance of immigrating to Canada in 2021 as there are over a hundred immigration programs that are put in place to help immigrants come into Canada and fill up labour shortages which is as a result of the aging population in the country.

When planning on immigrating to Canada as a baker, you will have to decide on the province you would like to stay. There are over 13 provinces in the country and with great opportunities for you. You get to enjoy a better standard of living, security, better education and also a serene environment.  The best way to immigrate to Canada as a baker in 2021 is to find the province where the skilled trade job is in high demand although it is needed in virtually all the provinces but mostly needed in Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia as they are the provinces with the most retail bakeries in Canada.

Bakers earn an average salary of $30, 000 to $50, 000 in a year and this depends on the province you choose to live in and also your work experience. But you will surely see work opportunities in Canada if you are a highly experienced and skilled baker. 

If you also want to start up your own bakery, there are immigration programs that can help you fast track your application and invitation as Canada is looking for people that will boost its economy and also create jobs for citizens and permanent residence of Canada.

12 Top Canadian Bakeries

Getting a job before coming to Canada boosts your chances of successfully immigrating to Canada.

It is evident that Canadians have a sweet tooth meaning that you would make a lot of impacts working as a baker in Canada. Working in Canada offers you some great benefits like higher minimum wages, free healthcare services, better education etc.

Let’s look at some of the great bakeries in Canada and the cities or provinces they are located, so you can even look up for the ones that are currently hiring workers so that you can start working on your application.

12 Top Bakeries in Canada
BakeryCity and Province
Beaucoup Bakery & Café Vancouver, British Columbia
The Old Apothecary Bakery & CaféHalifax, Nova Scotia
Bobette and BelleToronto, Ontario
Duchess Bake ShopEdmonton, Alberta
Little Bird Patisserie & Café Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Bread & Sons BakeryOttawa, Ontario
Blackbird BakeryWhitehorse, Yukon
Hof KelstonMontreal, Quebec
La Belle BaguetteWinnipeg, Manitoba
Forno Cultura Toronto, Ontario
Crust Bakery Victoria, British Columbia
Manuel LatruweCalgary, Alberta

How to Immigrate to Canada as a Baker

We want to look at some of the immigration programs in Canada which you can go through if you want to immigrate to Canada as a baker. Like we said earlier, there are over a hundred immigration programs available for immigrants and if you want to successfully immigrate to Canada as a baker, you will have to figure out the best immigration program for you.

Without further ado, let’s proceed…

The Provincial Nomination program

This program is designed for the provinces in Canada and it is tailored at meeting the labour requirements for the provinces in Canada. Each province in Canada is in charge of its own nomination and sets requirements for every candidate that want to come through the province nomination program.

As a baker, there are many job opportunities for you as we have shown you 12 great bakeries in Canada from different provinces in Canada. There are thirteen provinces in Canada but only eleven of these provinces have provincial nomination program and these provinces are:

  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Northwest Territories
  • Nova Scotia
  • Ontario
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Saskatchewan
  • Yukon

You will have to get a job offer from an employer in any of the provinces listed above as these provinces are looking for foreign skilled workers to filled up labour shortages in the provinces. You could look up for the bakeries we highlighted in this article and see how you can get a job offer from any of the bakeries in any of the provinces that run a PNP so you can start working on your immigration.

You can apply for permanent residence in Canada through the PNPs and this could be through the direct application process or the Express Entry linked to PNP.

  • Direct Application Process

If you are applying through this process, you will have to apply by paper and submit your application through a mail or courier service. After this, you will have to wait for about 15 to 19months for your application result.

  • Express Entry Application Process

Another application process under the PNP is the Express Entry linked to PNP. This is pretty quicker than the direct application and you will just have to wait for about 6 to 8 months for your application result. It could be either by expression of interest or the Provincial Nominee Express Entry Stream.

For the Expression of interest, you are showing interest in a particular province when creating your profile online and this will allow the province to select your profile from the Entry draw pool directly. You will definitely have an edge here.

For the Provincial Nominee Express Entry Stream, you will be applying for an occupation in-demand in the province and sure firefighting is among the occupations in demand like we have mentioned earlier.

Express Entry System

The Express Entry System is like the most popular immigration system in Canada. It is an online program through which you can get permanent residence in Canada. In this entry system, you will have to create an online profile and fill up the requirements. The requirements are to show your eligibility status and they are as follows:

  • Age (at least 18 years)
  • Work experience or training
  • Language fluency test results in English or French
  • Education
  • Provincial nomination

You are to complete your profile within 60 days and after completing your profile, you will be placed in a pool with other candidates where you will be given a score and ranked based on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).

In this ranking system, a score will be given to each candidate based on the requirements you filled while creating the profile and you are expected to meet or exceed the CRS cut-off for you to receive an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence in Canada.

Even if you are not successful on your first trail, you can actually improve you CRS score by securing a job offer, including your spouse or partner or having a family member in Canada. So you can get yourself ready for the next draw and boost you chances. The Express Entry draws are done bi-weekly (every two weeks).

Well, this system is managed under three federal programs and they are:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program
  • Canadian Experience Class

How will the Express Entry System Help you as a Baker Immigrate to Canada?

The Express Entry System has three federal programs under it which we have highlighted above and one of the programs which bakers fall under is the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP).

Are you wondering what this Federal Skilled Trades Program is all about? Well let’s explain it to you.

The Federal Skilled Trades Program is for qualified trades workers who want to become permanent residents of Canada. When applying through this program, you will not necessarily need a job offer for you to be eligible.

Let’s list out the requirements for this program:

  • You should not be lower than 18 years of age
  • You should have a paid work experience of at least two years whether part-time or full-time
  • There is no educational requirement for a skilled trade worker but having it can increase you score.
  • You must meet the required language level in English or French in each language ability (speaking, writing, reading and listening)
  • You should have sufficient funds to support you to settle in Canada and also take care of any other family member coming with you unless you have a valid job offer
  • You must successfully pass the security background check meaning you have no criminal record
  • You must pass the medical examination check meaning you are in sound health

Skilled trades for the FSTP are organized under the following National Occupation Classification (NOC) and the bakers for under the NOC Major group 633 alongside the butchers. Do you see that this trade job is needed in Canada?

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