Migrate to Canada as a Dentist



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Migrate to Canada as a Dentist (NOC 31110)

Canada has a critical shortage of qualified Dentists. If you are a Dentist, with at least 1 years experience then you are eligible to migrate to Canada provided you can score 67 CRS points and have a positive Education Credential Assessment.


Qualified Dentists are eligible for full Permanent Residency under the Federal Skilled Worker Program and Provincial Nomination Programs.

Criteria to Migrate to Canada as a Dentist

  • be a licensed Dentist in your home country.
  • hold a Dentistry Degree recognized by Canada
  • be approved by the National Dental Examining Board of Canada (NDEB)
  • get licensed as a Dentist in canada
  • pass a language test
  • lodge an Express Entry application
  • receive an Invitation to Apply
  • pay the Visa Fees
  • pass Health and Character Checks

How to Immigrate to Canada as a Dentist


To immigrate to Canada as a Dentist you’ll already need to be a licensed Dentist in your home country. Additionally, you need to demonstrate that you’re qualified to the same level as someone qualified and working as a Dentist in Canada.


Step One


As an internationally qualified Dentist looking to immigrate to Canada your first task is going to be securing a positive outcome from the National Dental Examining Board of Canada (NDEB).


In Canada, dentistry is a regulated profession. To become a licensed dentist in Canada you must have a BDS/DDS/DMD degree and be certified by the NDEB.


Step Two


With your NDEB assessment underway it’s time to start building out your Express Entry profile. At this stage you should take and pass your internationally recognized English or French test.


Step Three


After your positive NDEB assessment its time to submit the second stage of your Dentistry License in Canada registration.


Usually, one of two outcomes occurs at this point. Either, an application will progress with an applicant being invited to sit the final Dentistry exam leading to full licensing and registration, or a candidate will be invited to undertake a bridging course of study.


When it comes to matching the skills, qualifications and experience of Internationally qualified Dentists Immigrating to Canada with the specific requirements of Canadian Provinces and Territories we recommend a Free Consultation with one of our Canadian Medical Immigration Experts.

Step Four


At this point your Canadian Immigration project will be starting to come together. With your Dentistry registration and licensing secured one or all of the following will happen:


  • Receive an Invitation to Apply for the FSWP
  • Receive Provincial Nomination
  • Secure a Job Offer



Can my family join me when I immigrate to Canada as a Dentist?

Yes, the rights and privileges afforded to the main visa holder are passed onto partners and children automatically. In fact, your partners skills, education and qualifications may even make your overall application even stronger.

How will I be selected to Immigrate to Canada as a Dentist?

The CIC draws the top candidates from the Express Entry pool and issues them an Invitation to Apply based on how many Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points they have obtained.


A perfect Comprehensive Ranking Score is 1200. An offer of arranged employment in Canada or a provincial nomination certificate is worth an amazing 600 points.


Should you score over the current required minimum CRS score on your Express Entry then there is a good chance you’ll be able to Immigrate to Canada as a Dentist without a Job Offer or Provincial Nomination.


Should you score less than the current minimum consider Provincial Nomination or securing a job offer.

What is the age limit to Immigrate to Canada as a Medical Dentist?

There is no age limit to Immigrate to Canada as a Dentist, although the older applicants are, the less CRS points they will get under the age factor.


Take a Free Visa Assessment to check your eligibility

Are Dentists in demand in Canada?

Yes, Dentists are in Huge Demand in Canada and are on the Canadian NOC List code 31130.


Qualified Dentists are eligible for full Permanent Residency under the Federal Skilled Worker Program on both a Federal and Provincial Nomination basis.


The Canadian National Occupation Classification Codes are a selection of occupations representing the occupations currently in demand in Canada from an Immigration perspective. It’s sent in consultation with the Department of Labor Relations and is designed to set the roadmap for Canadian Immigration policy over the next few years.

What Dentists are eligible for a Canada Visa?

  • dental surgeon
  • dentist
  • doctor of dental surgery
  • endodontist
  • general practice dentist
  • implantologist – dentistry
  • oral and dental surgeon
  • oral and maxillofacial surgeon
  • oral medicine specialist
  • oral pathologist
  • oral pathology and maxillofacial surgery specialist
  • oral radiologist
  • oral surgeon
  • orthodontist
  • pediatric dentist
  • pedodontist
  • periodontist
  • prosthodontist
  • public health dentist
  • stomatologist


Dentists under these codes are employed across a variety of professional environments including but not limited to Dental Clinics, hospitals, care facilities, rehabilitation centers, doctors’ clinics, community centers, private medical facilities and may be self-employed in their own dental practice.


Dentists in Canada perform some or all of the following duties:


  • Examine patients’ teeth, gums and surrounding tissue to diagnose disease, injury and decay and plan appropriate treatment
  • Restore, extract and replace diseased and decayed teeth
  • Perform oral surgery, periodontal surgery and other treatments
  • Clean teeth and instruct patients on oral hygiene
  • Design bridgework, fit dentures and provide appliances to correct abnormal positioning of the teeth and jaws, or write fabrication instructions or prescriptions for use by denturists and dental technicians
  • Supervise dental hygienists, dental assistants and other staff.
  • Dentists may specialize in such areas as oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, endodontics, prosthodontics, oral pathology, oral radiology or public health dentistry.

Do I need a job offer to Immigrate to Canada as a Dentist?

It is possible to Immigrate to Canada as a Dentist in three ways. 1. Directly through Express Entry 2. With a Job Offer 3. With Provincial Nomination