Authors and Writers

(NOC 5121)
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Requirement


  • 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.

Degrees Associated with This Career

High School Diploma
Certificate
Diploma
Post-diploma
Associate
Bachelor

Useful Experience/Skills

Researching
Writing
Publications

Useful Secondary School Subjects

Journalism
English (Composition)
Family Studies
Computer-related courses

Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Professional Writing Diploma
Technical Writer Post-diploma; Co-op
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Centennial College
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Professional Writing Certificate; Online; Distance
Business Writing Certificate; Online; Distance
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University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
English Bachelor; Honours
English Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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Concordia University
Montreal, Qu├ębec, CA

Related Program(s):
Creative Writing (BA) Bachelor
English and Creative Writing (BA) Bachelor; Honours
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OCAD University
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Creative Writing Bachelor
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Modified on January 26, 2022