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Seafood Worker Earns N1.3m Per Month In Canada: How To Apply for Fishing Jobs in Canada

Do you know that the minimum monthly salary of a seafood labourer in Canada is more than one million Nigerian Naira? Yes, Fisherman Jobs in Canada could be worthless in Nigeria, but they’re among highest paying jobs in that country.

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Recently, the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau having considered the health and safety needs of workers in this COVID-19 pandemic, announced that there will be a $62.5million fund (Canadian Seafood Stabilization Fund) set aside to assist workers in the seafood and fish industry.

And this fund will not only be used to assist workers but also to purchase storage space and facilities to preserve the products. This sector is one of Canada’s best food export industries raking in huge amounts in returns and provides jobs to approximately 72,000 people.

So if you’re looking at migrating to Canada and working in the seafood and fish industry, the time is now. This is because there is a crucial need for skilled workers (both home and abroad) in this industry to meet the increasing demand…plus the fact that lots of vacancies are available for beverage or food server in the country.

To make it easier and quicker for migrants to secure Canadian visas, the government has removed the need for Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs) for the time being. Normally, a Canadian employer would need this document first before hiring a foreign worker.

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Workers who can work in Canada without LMIAs

  • Fish and Seafood industry.
  • Agriculture.
  • Meat processing sectors;
  • Long haul truck drivers.

What’s the monthly salary of a fishing labourer in Canada?

The average yearly incomes for jobs in the fish and seafood processing industry is about $58,500 but with a better experience, you stand a chance to earn up to $99,450 annually. 

At the time of this report a Canadian Dollar is 282.51 Nigerian Naira

  • $58,500 per year =N16,526,672. This translate to N1,377,222 per month 
  • $99,450 per year =N28,095,343.  This translates to N2,341,278 per month

Starting this process may not be a difficult as you think it would.

3 available options available to you to migrate to Canada as a Fish Labourer

Express Entry Route

The Atlantic Immigration Route

Provincial Nominee Program Route

Canada has the longest coastline in the world and also lots of lakes and rivers having the finest freshwater fish. This has made the fishing industry thrive as much as it has and making it one of her main export commodities.

Migrating to Canada through its seafood and fishing industry can happen through various means largely dependent on your work experience, job description, and if you already have a job offer in Canada.

Here are some of the topmost routes to migrate to Canada based on your skill level.

Express Entry Route

This system was introduced in 2015 to make the visa application process faster. There are 3 federal economic programs under this option. They are:

  1. Canadian Experience Class
  2. The Federal Skilled Worker Program,
  3. The Federal Trades Worker Programs
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Anyone having a National Occupation Classification (NOC) A or B in addition to skill level 0, qualify to apply for immigration via this route. These mostly include management, professional and technical jobs.

Possibly one of the advantages of applying via this system is that you don’t need to have a job offer. But then there are some criteria you need to meet as regards your age, education and academic qualifications, and proof of funds.

A draw takes place every two weeks and all Express Entry Applicants entered into this draw are ranked according to the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). Those with the highest scores will then receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence in Canada.

The Atlantic Immigration Route

The Atlantic provinces in Canada have booming fishing industries, providing jobs for thousands of skilled workers in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island.

Requirements for Atlantic Immigration Route As Fish Labourer

  • After meeting minimum requirement of the Atlantic High-Skilled Stream, you should also have the following in your CV bag
  • You must have at least 1 year of relevant work experience in the last three years
  • Minimum language requirements is CLB level 4
  • Post-secondary certificate/diploma/degree or a foreign post-secondary qualification of Canadian standards
  • Evidence of funds to support you and your family in the course of your stay in Canada
  • You must have a valid full-time non-seasonal job offer in Canada.

If you are yet to find your occupation in the high skilled in-demand occupation list above? There’s another route through which you can migrate to Canada.

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Provincial Nominee Program Route

Migration through this route is open to anyone notwithstanding your skill type or level. The only condition to qualify for migration in this route is that you will be required to have a valid non-seasonal job for at least a year.

Below are some jobs categorized at level C and D that meet the requirements under the PNP:

If you want to go through this program, you can do so by applying directly to the province of your choice (though it takes a longer process and time) or you apply through Express Entry.

If you decide to go through Express Entry, then you will have to apply through an Express Entry-linked immigration stream, you would need to indicate your interest in a particular province and also have a valid in-demand job offer in that territory.

By so doing, your profile will be selected by these territories or provinces from the Express Entry draw pool and you would be offered a Provincial Nomination (PN).

And if you dream is to relocate to Canada as an unskilled worker, you can check out one of our posts

Final thought:

The good news about this nomination is that it gives you 600 extra CRS points and will guarantee your selection for an ITA for permanent residence in Canada.

A quick secret: seafood or fishing jobs in Canada is one of the best paying jobs in that country.

Let’s know know if you’re ready to take action?



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