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Canadian Immigration for Broadcast Technicians

Canadian Immigration for Broadcast Technicians

Self-employed broadcast technicians who have significant experience of installing, setting up, testing, operating and repairing electronic equipment used to record and transmit live and taped radio and television programs and to produce audio and video streaming broadcasts for the internet, may qualify for Canadian permanent residence.  

Qualifying for a Canadian Visa for Broadcast Technicians

To qualify for a Canadian visa for broadcast technicians, you must prove that you have 2 years’ relevant self-employment experience as an broadcast technician in the 5-years immediately preceding the date of decision of your application (see below for a list of eligible job titles).

You must demonstrate that you have the intention and ability to become self-employed in Canada. This is the most important element of this program and one that applicants completely overlook. A person’s financial assets may be a measure of intent and ability to establish self-employment in Canada.

Applicants are also assessed based on their education, experience, age, language ability, adaptability and ability to become established in Canada.

Significant Contribution

Applicants must not only meet the tests of experience, the regulatory definition of a self-employed broadcast technician, the tests of intention and ability to become self-employed, they must also meet the test of significant contribution to Canada. This test ensures that frivolous or weak applications will be refused.

Benefits of Canadian Immigration for Broadcast Technicians

  • A job offer is not required.
  • No conditions on your status.
  • No need to purchase or establish a business before arrival in Canada
  • If successful, you and your family members will be granted Canadian Permanent Residence.
  • Fast processing time from the United Kingdom – 12 months or less.

Processing Time

Sterling immigration can secure experienced actors Canadian permanent residence within 12 months through the Canadian High Commission in London.

Eligible Occupations 

The list of eligible occupations includes several related job titles. If you have 2 years self-employed experience in one of the occupations below you may qualify for Canadian permanent residence:

  • broadcast engineer
  • broadcast field technician
  • broadcast maintenance technician
  • broadcast technician
  • broadcast transmitter operator
  • broadcasting control operator
  • broadcasting engineer
  • broadcasting switcher
  • broadcasting technician
  • broadcasting transmitter operator
  • control operator, broadcasting
  • control operator, transmission studio
  • control operator, video transmission studio
  • control room technician – broadcasting
  • master control room (MCR) equipment operator – broadcasting
  • master control room (MCR) technician – broadcasting
  • MCR (master control room) equipment operator
  • MCR (master control room) technician – broadcasting
  • mobile broadcasting equipment installer
  • mobile broadcasting equipment operator
  • mobile radio broadcasting supervisor
  • operator, broadcast transmitter
  • operator, broadcasting control
  • operator, broadcasting transmitter
  • operator, master control room (MCR) equipment – broadcasting
  • operator, mobile broadcasting equipment
  • operator, transmission control studio
  • operator, video transmission control studio
  • production switcher
  • regional transmitter technician
  • short-wave receiving station technician
  • supervisor, mobile radio broadcasting
  • supervisor, radio broadcasting equipment operators
  • supervisor, television broadcasting equipment operators
  • switcher, broadcasting
  • switcher, production
  • technician, regional transmitter
  • technician, short-wave receiving station
  • television switcher
  • transmission operator
  • transmission studio control operator
  • transmitter operator
  • transmitting operator
  • video control operator
  • video transmission operator
  • video transmission studio control operator

Canadian Immigration for Broadcast Technicians. 

If you have 2 years self-employed experience in one of the occupations listed above we would like to hear from you.

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