Immigrate to Canada as a Dancer

How to Immigrate to Canada as a Dancer

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

Can I immigrate to Canada as a Dancer?

If you’re looking to immigrate to Canada as a Dancer you’re in luck! Dancers 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 a Law Enforcement Officer and have been working as a Dancer you may qualify to immigrate to Canada.

Migrate to Canada as a Dancer

Every occupation on the Canada NOC List is assigned an immigration code and the code for those looking to emigrate to Canada as a Dancer is 5134. This is also known as the NOC Code for a Dancer.

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

For starters, Dancers are eligible to apply for Canada Immigration under the Canadian Government’s Immigration program due to the demand for Dancers 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 Dancers on the NOC is 5134

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

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Dancers 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.

Dancers looking to move to Canada to work under this NOC category 5134, might be employed under work titles including: 

  • ballerina
  • ballet dancer
  • ballet master
  • ballet teacher
  • ballroom dancing teacher
  • baton twirling instructor
  • belly dancer
  • chorus dancer
  • classical dance instructor
  • classical dancer
  • dance instructor
  • dance notator
  • dance teacher
  • dancer
  • dancing instructor
  • folk dance teacher
  • folk dancer
  • folkloric dance teacher
  • folkloric dancer
  • group dance teacher
  • group dancer
  • interpretative dancer
  • interpretive dancer
  • line dance teacher
  • line dancer
  • performance movement teacher
  • tap dance teacher
  • tap dancer

All these roles held by a Dancer are eligible to apply under this specific NOC category of 5134.

Skills and Tasks to Immigrate to Canada as a Dancer.

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

Main duties

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Main duties

Dancers perform some or all of the following duties:

Dancers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Practise and rehearse dance routines under direction or instruction to achieve desired interpretation and presentation
  • Perform dances as soloists or as members of groups before live audiences or for film or television
  • Train and exercise to maintain the required levels of ability and fitness
  • May choreograph their own performances.

Dance teachers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Teach dance technique and artistic interpretation to amateur and professional individuals and groups
  • Teach the techniques, cultural origins and symbolic meanings of Aboriginal, ethnic and folkloric dances
  • Teach recreational dancing lessons such as ballroom dancing
  • Prepare dance students for specific auditions and performances.
  • Dancers may specialize in specific types of dance such as ballet, ballroom, folk, jazz or modern.

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 Dance Industry Workers desk that only represents Dance  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 a Dancer

  • A university degree or college diploma in dance or Graduation from a private dance school or academy may be required.
  • Talent and ability, as demonstrated during an audition, are important hiring criteria.
  • Dance teachers usually require experience as dancers.
  • Membership in a guild or union related to the occupation or type of performance may be required.

We represent Dancers 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 a Dancer

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)

Age

Qualifications

English ability

French ability

Your partner’s skills

Work experience

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 a Dancer 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 a Dancer 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 a Dancer 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.

Dancer Jobs in Canada

Occupations on the Canada NOC list can be classed as being ‘in demand’ and the Dancer code 5134 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. Dancer 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 Dancers is the Canadian Dance Assembly.

Emigrate Canada are the Dance Industry Canada Visa specialists with a dedicated Dance 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 a Dancer

Author: Monty @ Emigrate Canada, Canadian Immigration Expert

Contact: @TalkToMonty

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