Immigrate to Canada as an Author
How to Immigrate to Canada as an AuthorThis article describes in detail how to Immigrate to Canada as an Author with or without a Job offer. There are thousands of authors just like you emigrating to Canada next year. Find out how to join them. With the right Writing skills, Canada Wants You!
Immigrate to Canada as an Author in 2023
If you’re looking to immigrate to Canada as an Author you’re in luck! Authors 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. If you are an author and have been working as an Author you may qualify to immigrate to Canada.
Migrate to Canada as an Author
Every occupation on the Canada NOC List is assigned an immigration code and the code for those looking to emigrate to Canada as an Author is 5121. This is also known as the NOC Code for an Author.
No doubt you will have read online that having a job offer to move to Canada is a prerequisite to accessing the Express Entry process but as an Author, you also have other options to secure your Canada Visa from the start.
For starters, Authors are eligible to apply for Canada Immigration under the Canadian Government’s Immigration program due to the demand for Authors in Canada being so great they have included the occupation on the targeted occupations list, known as the NOC list (National Occupation Code In Demand List).
The code for Authors on the NOC is 5121
This is great news for Authors 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 an Author looking to immigrate to Canada we’ll be looking at the Federal Skilled Worker visa and Provincial Nominee program.
Authors from all over the world are eligible to make an Express Entry for Canada Residency providing they have the right skills, experience and qualifications in their home country.
Authors looking to move to Canada to work under this NOC category 5121, might be employed under work titles including:
All these roles held by an Author are eligible to apply under this specific NOC category of 5121.
- ad writer
- advertising copywriter
- advertising writer
- crossword puzzle maker
- designer and script writer
- dialogue writer
- dubbing dialogue writer
- feature writer
- fiction writer
- game, CD-ROM or Web critic
- ghost writer
- handbook writer
- help file developer
- interactive media writer
- literary writer
- manual writer
- medical writer
- multimedia author
- multimedia script writer
- multimedia writer
- new media writer
- on-line reference developer
- programmed-instruction writer
- publicity writer
- radio writer
- scientific writer
- screen writer
- script and dialogue writer
- script writer
- self-instruction manual writer
- serial story writer
- serial writer
- short story writer
- specifications writer
- specifications writer (except construction)
- speech writer
- sports writer – novels and books
- standards writer
- support materials writer
- technical writer
- technical writer – aeronautics
- technical writer – chemical processing
- technical writer – electronics equipment
- technical writer – pharmaceutical industry
- teleplay writer – screenwriter
- television writer
Skills and Tasks to Immigrate to Canada as an Author.
In general Authors moving to Canada will be able to demonstrate knowledge or experience of the following:
The following is a summary of main duties for some occupations in this unit group:
Novelists, playwrights, script writers, poets and other creative writers
- Conceive and write novels, plays, scripts, poetry and other material for publication or presentation
- May conduct research to establish factual content and to obtain other necessary information.
- Analyze material, such as specifications, notes and drawings and write manuals, user guides and other documents to explain clearly and concisely the installation, operation and maintenance of software and electronic, mechanical and other equipment.
- Study and determine selling features of products and services and write text for advertisements and commercials.
- Authors and writers may specialize in a particular subject or type of writing.
Whilst the above is meant as a general guide do take our free online visa assessment for further information and be sure to list out your skills and qualifications in detail.
Emigrate Canada has a dedicated Writing Industry Workers desk that only represents Writing Industry Workers to 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).
Qualifications required to Immigrate to Canada as an Author
- Technical writers usually require a university degree in the area of specialization, such as computer science or engineering.
- Copywriters usually require a university degree or college diploma in French, English, marketing, advertising or another discipline.
- Creative writing programs are offered by universities and colleges.
- Talent and ability, as demonstrated by a portfolio of work, are important hiring criteria.
- Membership in a guild or union related to the occupation may be required.
We represent Authors from all over the World so regardless of your country of qualification feel free to contact us today for a full breakdown of your Canadian Immigration chances.
How to Immigrate to Canada as an Author
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)
Your partner’s skills
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
Take our free online visa assessment for an up to date report on whether you have enough points to immigrate to Canada as an Author from both an Express Entry and Immigration points perspective.
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 worker 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.
Before you lodge your express entry we will help you through the process of having your qualifications and certificates verified as required by immigration.
Can I immigrate to Canada as an Author 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 Worker Visa.
Technically there is no minimum CRS score required to submit an Author 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 200 points so it makes sense to start this process as soon as is practical.
Author Jobs in Canada
Occupations on the Canada NOC list can be classed as being ‘in demand’ and the Author code 5121 has been firmly established on the list for many years with lots of opportunity right across the country.
As a qualified new and highly skilled Permanent resident of Canada you may work full time from day one. Author Jobs in Canada are often better paid than in the UK, Europe and Asia and Canadian employment law respects the work life balance. The industry body for Authors is the Canadian writers union.
Immigrate to Canada as an Author