Immigrate to Canada as a Cable TV Service Technician

If you’re looking to immigrate to Canada as a Cable TV Service Technician you’re in luck! Cable TV Service Technicians are in demand right across Canada and you may be able to secure a Canadian Permanent Residency Visa either with or without a job offer.

For starters, Cable TV Service Technicians are eligible to apply to immigrate to Canada under the Canadian Government’s Immigration program due to the demand for Cable TV Service Technicians in Canada being so great they have included the occupation on the targeted occupations list, known as the NOC list (National Occupation Code List).

The code for Cable TV Service Technicians on the NOC is 7247

This is great news for qualified Cable TV Service Technicians the world over hoping to live and work in Canada.

Express Entry for Canada is not a visa class at all, it is simply the method (or database) that Canadian Immigration uses to select the right candidates for a permanent residency visa and in that case, as a cable TV service technician looking to immigrate to Canada we’ll be looking at the Federal Skilled Trades visa and Provincial Nominee program.

Cable TV Service Technicians from all over the world are eligible to make an Express Entry for Cable TV Service Technician Canada Residency providing they have the right skills, experience and qualifications in their home country.

Cable TV Service Technicians looking to move to Canada to work under this NOC category 7247, might be employed under work titles including:

apprentice CATV (community antenna television) technician

apprentice community antenna television (CATV) technician

cable television installation technician

cable television installer

cable television maintenance technician

cable television service installation technician

cable television technician

cablevision servicer

CATV (community antenna television) installation technician – telecommunications

CATV (community antenna television) maintenance technician

CATV (community antenna television) service installation technician – telecommunications

CATV (community antenna television) technician – cable television

CATV (community antenna television) technician – telecommunications

CATV technician

community antenna television (CATV) installation technician – telecommunications

community antenna television (CATV) maintenance technician

community antenna television (CATV) service installation technician – telecommunications

community antenna television (CATV) technician – cable television

community antenna television (CATV) technician – telecommunications

DBS (direct broadcast satellite) technician – cable television

direct broadcast satellite (DBS) technician – cable television

electronics apprentice – community antenna television

head end technician – cable television

installation service technician – cable television

satellite television technician

television cable servicer

television receive only (TVRO) technician

TVRO (television receive only) technician

All these roles held by cable TV service technicians are eligible to apply under this specific NOC category of 7247

Tasks for those looking to Immigrate to Canada as a Cable TV Service Technicians

In general cable TV service technicians moving to Canada will be able to demonstrate knowledge or experience of the following:

Communicate with subscribers and company personnel to determine work assignments

Connect, disconnect and relocate cable outlets, install splitters, converters, decoders, terminals, digital boxes, satellite and pay TV equipment, and install other cable hardware and systems at subscriber’s premises

Install cable modems, routers and software to enable Internet access at subscriber’s premises

Inspect, test and repair cable and satellite television signals and associated equipment at subscriber’s premises.

Maintain and repair main aerial and underground coaxial and fibre optic cable television transmission lines, trunking and related distribution and interconnecting systems including power supplies and amplifiers

Inspect, monitor, test and adjust cable transmission and distribution systems

Repair or replace faulty cables, power supplies, amplifiers and other associated transmission and distribution equipment

Climb and work aloft on poles, ladders or other support structures

Communicate with other workers to co-ordinate the preparation and completion of work assignments.

Emigrate Canada has a dedicated Cable TV Service Technicians Canada desk that only represents qualified cable TV service technicians immigrate to Canada. They understand your profession and can talk your language when it comes to explaining your immigration pathway and the route to securing a Canada Visa for you (and your family).

How to Immigrate to Canada as a Cable TV Service Technician

The first stage in your Canadian immigration process is to calculate your Canada Immigration points for Express Entry using the Canadian Comprehensive Ranking System.

CRS Points are awarded for (amongst other things)



English ability

French ability

Your partner’s skills

Work experience

As well as providing you with important CRS points these factors also count towards your overall Immigration Points score which must equal or exceed a total of 67

Once you receive an ITA (Invitation to apply) from Canadian Immigration as a result of your Express Entry application you’ll only have 60 days in which to lodge a formal application so under no circumstances should you lodge an Express Entry application ‘claiming’ to have certain points without first having all of your points verified through different testing, education equivalence certificates and skilled trades assessments.

Once you are invited to apply for your Canada Visa you cannot go back and have these things verified retrospectively, they must be done before you claim any points for them and given that your express entry profile is only valid for one year it makes sense to present the best possible case right from the start.

Skills Assessment to Immigrate to Canada as a cable TV service technician

The process of getting your cable TV servicing skills, experience and qualifications verified is called Skills Assessment and it serves two purposes.

Canada Cable TV Service Technician Skills Assessment purpose one: With a positive skills assessment you’ll be able to claim the requisite points on both the Express Entry CRS and eventual Federal Skilled Trades application.

Canada Cable TV Service Technician Skills Assessment purpose two: Your positive skills assessment will also double as your Red Seal qualification so having your cable TV servicing skills assessed means that you’ll be qualified to work as a cable TV service technician in Canada from day one.

Can I immigrate to Canada as a Cable TV Service Technician without a job offer?

The answer is a resounding yes, providing you have a reasonable total CRS score on your Express Entry application and can meet the 67 immigration point threshold for your Canada Federal Skilled Trades Visa.

Technically there is no minimum CRS score required to submit a Cable TV Service Technician Canada Express Entry profile.

Of course, securing a job offer (documented in the right way for immigration purposes i.e. LMT) will give you an instant CRS boost of 600 points so it makes sense to start this process as soon as is practical.

Cable TV Service Technician Jobs in Canada

Occupations on the Canada NOC list can be classed as being ‘in demand’ and the cable TV service technicians code 7247 has been firmly established on the list for many years with lots of opportunities right across the country.

As a qualified new and highly skilled Permanent resident of Canada, you may work full time from day one, either as a direct employee, contractor or in a self-employed capacity. Cable TV Service Technician jobs in Canada are often better paid than in the UK, Europe and Asia and Canadian employment law respects the work-life balance.

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