A Technical Publications Writer designs, creates and maintains technical documentation which include user guides, online help, instruction manuals, design specifications, system manuals, white papers and such other documents. The Technical Writers are responsible for putting technical information into a language that can be easily understood. They primarily work in industries which are related to information technology, and they coordinate the development and distribution of technical content for many different users.
Many Technical Publications Writers these days use technical content for the resolution of business communication problems in various industries which include how-to manuals, assembly instructions, operating instructions and other documentation in their products. These professionals commonly work in diverse industries such as science, engineering, health care and other areas wherein technical documentation is needed to be easily grasped by a diverse audience or consumers. Some potential job titles of Technical Publications Writer are Technical Writer, Documentation Specialist, Engineering Writer, Technical Communicator Information Developer and Documentation Designer.
To qualify for a TN Visa as a Technical Publications Writer, the applicant for the TN visa must have earned, and is able to provide proof of the following educational requirements:
- Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree; or
- Post-secondary Diploma or Post-secondary Certificate; AND
- Three years of related experience
The applicant for a TN Visa as a Technical Publications Writer profession must also provide the additional requirements:
- Proof of Canadian citizenship;
- A detailed letter from prospective employer;
- Proof of intent to return to his/her permanent residence in Canada at the expiration of the temporary TN Visa stay
If the applicant is able to provide evidence of the requirements enumerated above, he/she may qualify for a TN Visa as a Technical Publications Writer.
A qualified Technical Publications Writer can obtain TN Visa Professional status for a maximum of three years. Any extension of the status may be issued for up to three years provided that the individual continues to comply with the requirements for TN Visa professionals. The number of extensions has no limit. However, the professional must continue to demonstrate that his/her employment is temporary in nature, and that his/her NAFTA entry is not used to bypass normal procedures of immigration.