Immigration Matters - Immigrate to Canada as a Cook
March 19, 2021
Thirty four years ago, a young cook from Sweden arrived on Prince Edward Island (PEI), bringing with him a range of skills that would open the palates of the Canadians who already lived on the island province to new and exciting flavors. Chef Hans Anderegg is now one of the best chefs in Canada and a long time instructor at the Holland College’s Culinary Institute on PEI.
One of the biggest shortages in Canada, and on Prince Edward Island, is cooks. If you have the qualification and/or experience, you will not have a hard time finding a job as a cook in Canada. Canadians are not closed minded people who visit the same burger joints week in and week out, as Chef Anderegg’s experience shows, we love variety, different flavours and dishes from cultures all over the world.
When Chef Anderegg arrived on PEI, the restaurant scene was made up of fish and chips, club sandwiches and roast beef dinners. He introduced an entire province to schnitzel, cordon bleu and bon femme. So, we are looking at you, aspiring chef. Bring your experience to Canada, introduce new flavours to communities and earn permanent residency in Canada in the process.
How to Find a Job as a Cook in Canada
Provincial Nomination Program
Atlantic Immigration Pilot
You see, most immigrants gravitate towards the major cities like Vancouver and Toronto, leaving an untapped resource of job opportunities and permanent residency spots in less populated areas. To become a permanent resident of Canada through the AIP, all you require is a job offer as a cook in one of the four provinces mentioned above, or to graduate from a culinary school in Atlantic Canada.
If you don’t have a qualification as a cook, you could always do the two year program offered at Holland College’s Culinary Institute and graduate with a job offer waiting and a starting salary of around $31,200 a year. Complete the red seal program at one of the province's fine culinary schools and you will be able to work anywhere in Canada without further testing or certification. The great thing about studying to become a cook in Canada is that you will earn a salary during your 600 hour paid internship that will take place over the course of your studies. They will help pay for your cost of living and studies, but you must also ensure you can meet the minimum financial requirements for a study permit or you won’t be eligible.
Immigrate to Canada as a Cook
The AIP is only one example of regions and communities looking to take advantage of the benefits of economic migrations. For example the Rural & Northern Immigration Pilot allows communities to advertise in-demand occupations in their towns and cities, which are open to foreign workers.
Being a cook allows you to better yourself every day, to create something new, or different and have the satisfaction of seeing your work be enjoyed. If you choose to immigrate to Canada as a cook, you can live in the most beautiful country in the world, with one of the most marketable skills in that country.
How MDC Can Help You
By using our accredited Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) you will not only optimize your chances of success when you apply for your Canada visa, but you will receive expert advice on which program is best for your personal needs. Our RCICs are registered with the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) and are legally permitted to assist you by evaluating your eligibility, reviewing all documentation and submitting it to the Canadian government on your behalf.
Don't risk your chances of successfully obtaining permanent residency status in Canada. Let us make sure that all forms are completed correctly and sent in on time. Simply fill out our application form to receive your assessment today and take one step closer to a liberal life in Canada.