Are you looking to immigrate and work in Canada as a photographer? If you have experience working as a photographer, then you have a chance to apply for this job. As a photographer, you can earn up to $20 per hour and you able to work for at least 20 hours every week which sums up to $4,000 every week.
Photographers are in high demand in Canada, the Canadian government has added the occupation on the targeted occupation list in Canada, this list is known as the NOC list (National Occupation Code List). One of the fastest way to immigrate to Canada as skilled trade worker is through the Canadian Express Entry Program. The Canadian Express Entry Program is created to help bring skilled immigrants to fill up in-demand vacant positions in Canada.
If you have all your documents ready, and you meet all the requirements to move to Canada, it would take you roughly between 60 to 90 days to move to Canada and begin working here.
To apply through the express entry program, you need to first create a profile via the IRCC official website. Provide all the required documents, and meet all the requirements. From the documents, you have provided and requirements you met such as language proficiency, work experience, educational achievements, etc.
The Canadian express entry will score you according to the documents provided and the requirements you meet, and this will all add up to your score which is known as CRS Points. These points are used to rank immigrants against one another and the highest-scoring immigrant is placed above the rank.
Another fast means to move to Canada is by applying through the Canadian Federal Skilled Worker Program or the Federal Skilled Trade Program. These two programs are particularly designed to bring skilled trade workers and skilled immigrants to Canada without first obtaining any job offer from a Canadian employer.
Photographers who are looking to immigrate to Canada can work under the following category with NOC code 5221:
- aerial photographer
- chief photographer
- commercial photographer
- evidence photographer – forensic
- fashion photographer
- finish photographer
- forensic photographer
- industrial photographer
- medical photographer
- multimedia photographer
- multimedia picture illustrator
- news photographer
- photography supervisor
- police photographer
- portrait photographer
- racetrack finish photographer
- retoucher – photography
- scientific photographer
- still photographer
- street photographer
- wildlife photographer
All these roles held by a Photographer are eligible to apply under this specific NOC category of 5221.
Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, Photography
Experience: 1 year to less than 2 years
Location: Calgary, AB
Salary: $18.25HOUR hourly for 20 hours per week
Terms of employment: Permanent employment, Part time, Day, Night, Weekend, Shift
Start date: Starts as soon as possible
Mount and frame photographs; Develop and print photographs; Study requirements of a particular assignment and decide on type of camera, film, lighting and background accessories to be used; Determine picture composition, make technical adjustments to equipment and photograph subject; Take pictures of individuals, families, groups and public
Adapt existing photographic images and create new digitized images to be included in multimedia/newmedia products; Operate computers to manipulate photographic images; Operate scanners to transfer photographic images to computers; Use airbrush, computer or other techniques to retouch negatives; Use delicate instruments, such as optical microscopes attached to cameras
Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities
Fast-paced environment; Manual dexterity; Attention to detail; Ability to distinguish between colours; Combination of sitting, standing, walking; Bending, crouching, kneeling; Tight deadlines
Work Location Information
Sports; Photographic arts; Multimedia
Training Specialization (creative and performing arts)
Photographic arts; Photojournalism
Initiative; Effective interpersonal skills; Flexibility; Accurate; Team player; Interpersonal awareness; Dependability; Judgement; Reliability; Organized.