Construction Project Managers are in short supply in Canada and Australia. Both countries' cities and outlying communities are constantly being renovated and thanks to a growing economy, there has never been a higher demand for Construction Project Managers in Canada and Australia.
These are two of the most popular nations in terms of employing foreign talent, with a high need for qualified professionals in the construction industry. They provide some of the highest-paying jobs in the world to skilled foreign nationals. This article aims to discuss the need for Construction Project Managers in both Canada and Australia.
Construction Project Managers are in short supply as Canada and Australia work to fill their skill gap. Every year, thousands of Construction Professionals relocate to Canada and Australia.
Construction project managers, regardless of industry, adopt a comprehensive approach to integrating a wide variety of concerns. They collaborate with architects and engineers, as well as city planners, public works staff, and on-site construction teams. Their engagement keeps companies on track throughout the project lifecycle, ranging from budgeting to setting timetables.
There are a few avenues to migrate to Canada or Australia for Construction Project Managers.
- Visa Subclass 189
- Visa Subclass 190
- Visa Subclass 491
- Visa Subclass 485
- Visa Subclass 482
- Labour Agreement
- Visa Subclass 186
- Visa Subclass 187
- Visa Subclass 494
- Visa Subclass 407
- Federal Express Entry Visa
- Canadian Work Permit subject to LMIA
Qualifications and Experience Required
Candidates have the following minimum qualifications to immigrate to Canada or Australia as a Construction Project Manager.
- A bachelor's degree in building construction, construction management, civil engineering, or architecture
- A master’s degree in a construction-related field
It is also noted that candidates have a minimum of three to five years of experience in project management within construction.
Tasks and Duties
Construction Project Managers are responsible for the following tasks and responsibilities, and an understanding of at least 80% of them is required to apply for a skills assessment.
- Interpreting architectural drawings and specifications
- Coordinating labour resources, and procurement and delivery of materials, plant, and equipment
- Consulting with Architects, Engineering Professionals, and other professionals, and Technical and Trades Workers
- Negotiating with building owners, property developers and subcontractors involved in the construction process to ensure projects are completed on time and within budget
- Preparing tenders and contract bids
- Operating and implementing coordinated work programs for sites
- Ensuring adherence to building legislation and standards of performance, quality, cost, and safety
- Arranging submission of plans to local authorities
- Building under contract, or subcontracting specialised building services
- Overseeing the standard and progress of subcontractors' work
- Arranging building inspections by local authorities
According to PayScale, a Construction Project Manager with at least two years of post-qualification experience may expect to earn a total remuneration of CAD/AUD 74,500. The average total remuneration for a Construction Project Manager with 8 years or more of qualified work experience is CAD/AUD 106,500.
It is strongly advised that you contact an immigration consultancy so that a consultant can determine whether you qualify for one or more of the visa processes listed above. New World Immigration is fully prepared to assist you with the visa application procedure for one or more of the visas listed.