Immigrate to Canada as an Editor

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How to Immigrate to Canada as an Editor

This article describes in detail how to Immigrate to Canada as an Editor with or without a Job offer. There are thousands of Editors just like you emigrating to Canada next year. Find out how to join them. With the right Editing skills, Canada Wants You!

Can I immigrate to Canada as an Editor?

If you’re looking to immigrate to Canada as an Editor you’re in luck! Editors 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 Editor and have been working as an Editor you may qualify to immigrate to Canada.

Migrate to Canada as an Editor

Every occupation on the Canada NOC List is assigned an immigration code and the code for those looking to emigrate to Canada as an Editor is 5122. This is also known as the NOC Code for editors of all specific specialities.

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 Editor you also have other options to secure your Canada Visa from the start.

For starters, Editors are eligible to apply for Canada Immigration under the Canadian Government’s Immigration program due to the demand for Editors 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 Editors on the NOC is 5122

This is great news for Editors 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 Editor looking to immigrate to Canada we’ll be looking at the Federal Skilled Worker visa and Provincial Nominee program.


 Editors 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.

Editors looking to move to Canada to work under this NOC category 5122, might be employed under work titles including: 

  • advertising editor
  • art editor
  • assistant editor
  • associate editor
  • bilingual editor
  • blog editor
  • book editor
  • business editor
  • caption editor
  • city editor
  • contributing editor
  • control room editor – broadcasting
  • copy chief
  • copy editor
  • copy preparer
  • dictionary editor
  • editor
  • editorial consultant
  • editorial page editor
  • English editor
  • feature editor
  • financial editor
  • financial news editor
  • foreign news broadcasting editor
  • foreign news service editor
  • French editor
  • information editor
  • journal editor
  • line editor
  • line-up editor
  • literary editor
  • local news editor
  • magazine editor
  • manuscript editor
  • medical editor
  • news desk editor
  • news editor
  • news editor – broadcasting
  • news service editor
  • newspaper editor
  • picture editor
  • production editor
  • publications editor
  • scientific editor
  • script editor
  • senior editor
  • society editor
  • special features editor
  • sport desk editor
  • sports editor
  • sub-editor
  • technical editor
  • telecommunications editor
  • Web site editor
  • writer-editor

All these roles held by an Editor are eligible to apply under this specific NOC category of 5122.

Skills and Tasks to Immigrate to Canada as an Editor.

In general Editors moving to Canada will be able to demonstrate knowledge or experience of the following:

Main duties


Main duties

The following is a summary of main duties for some occupations in this unit group:

Editors perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Evaluate suitability of manuscripts, articles, news copy and wire service dispatches for publication, broadcast or electronic media and recommend or make changes in content, style and organization
  • Read and edit copy to be published or broadcast to detect and correct errors in spelling, grammar and syntax, and shorten or lengthen copy as space or time requires
  • Confer with authors, staff writers, reporters and others regarding revisions to copy
  • Plan and implement layout or format of copy according to space or time allocations and significance of copy
  • Plan and co-ordinate activities of staff and assure production deadlines are met
  • Plan coverage of upcoming events and assign work accordingly
  • Write or prepare introductions, marketing and promotional materials, bibliographic references, indexes and other text
  • May negotiate royalties with authors and arrange for payment of freelance staff.
  • Editors may specialize in a particular subject area, such as news, sports or features, or in a particular type of publication, such as books, magazines, newspapers or manuals.

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 Editor

Employment requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in English, French, journalism or a related discipline is usually required.
  • Several years of experience in journalism, writing, publishing or a related field are usually required.
  • Membership in the Editors Association of Canada may be required.
  • Editors who specialize in a specific subject matter may be required to have training in that subject.

How to Immigrate to Canada as an Editor

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)



English ability

French ability

Your partner’s skills

Work experience

As well as providing you with important CRS points these for Editors 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 Editor 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 Editor 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 Editor 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.

 Editor Jobs in Canada

Occupations on the Canada NOC list can be classed as being ‘in demand’ and the Editor code 5122 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. Editor 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 Editors is the Canadian Association of Editors.

Emigrate Canada are the Writing Industry Canada Visa specialists with a dedicated writing Industry Workers desk.

Emigrate Canada are ideally placed to take care of not just your immigration paperwork, but also to get you registered to work from day one.

Title: Immigrate to Canada as an Editor

 Editor: Monty @ Emigrate Canada, Canadian Immigration Expert

Contact: @TalkToMonty

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