What is a PROVINCIAL QUALIFIER?
Provincial Qualifiers are the competitions held in each province to select the national delegates who compete for the title of Miss World® Canada. There may be more then one in each province. For example, if there are 40 girls in the Miss Alberta World pageant – 15 girls will be selected to go to nationals. There is an entry fee to compete at the Provincial Pageant which varies on province please inquire for the cost of your province.
Do you award titles at the provincial qualifier?
Titles are optional, delegates that qualify at a provincial qualifier have the option of receiving a title. They are awarded according to ranking in the scores and where each finalist resides. Delegates can opt out of titles, if they choose to receive a title they are expected to promote it and attend events in their community. Titles have no influence on winning Miss World Canada. Titles are given for the sole benefit of the delegate to have the experience and opportunities you get as titleholder.
I do not have any experience. What are my responsibilities?
You do not need experience – that is where the Miss World® Canada workshops come in. Competing for a provincial title like Miss Manitoba World has a lot of benefits, and it’s entirely up to you to determine how much you want to do with your title. There are tons of opportunities that come with a title and if you want to take advantage of it you can; but nothing is mandatory, school & careers are always a priority and we understand that exceptional young women have very busy schedules so we make it easy for you.
How old do I have to be to enter?
Contestants applying for the Miss World® Canada contest must be between 17-26 years of age.
Do I have to be born in Canada?
No you don’t have to be born in Canada, but you must be a Canadian citizen by birth or naturalization, a landed or permanent resident.
Do I have to have proof of age and citizenship?
Yes. Proof of citizenship and age are required through birth certificate, certificate of Canadian citizenship, landed status, PR or passport.
I am 5’3″, and have been told I cannot model, so does that mean I cannot win the title of Miss World® Canada?
Height has no bearing on the Miss World® Canada pageant. To us, being 5’1″ is just as beautiful as being 5’11”. This competition it about you shining from the inside out! Former Miss World® Canadas’ have been 5’2 and 6’0 !
So what is the difference between Regionals and Nationals?
Regionals are held in each province to select the national finalists. At the regionals there are several winners, they are called National Finalists. All National Finalists receive a title, sash and crown. Regional pageant delegates must reside within the province they compete in. The Regionals are a two day pageant held over the course of a weekend. The National pageant is one week long and the contestants are all the regional winners from across Canada. The Nationals pageant is where the title Miss World® Canada is awarded
Do I need to be bilingual?
While being bilingual is an asset, it is not a requirement. Translators will be provided at the national level for any French speaking delegates.
How are contestants judged?
There are several levels of scoring for the pageant. Each area represents a percentage of your total score. You are judged on your personality, your ability to communicate, stage presence, charm, commitment to the community, beauty, fitness and confidence. We’re looking for delegates who have the “it” factor; they light up a room with their poise and confidence and act as role models.
What if I got into some trouble with the law?
Contestant must be of good moral character, have no explicit photos of any kind in any medium nor a criminal record.
Can I compete if I have a child or I am Married?
A Miss World® Canada contestant may not be married, divorced, had a marriage annulled or given birth to a child, and this is a competition for natural born females.
What if I am represented by a modeling agency?
That is totally fine, you may have an agent for film, television and modeling but you can not be bound by any agreement preventing you from signing and performing the Contestant Contract. We have never had an issue with any agency since we began in 2008.
What are the steps I need to take to be Miss World® Canada?
- Apply online to receive the forms
- fill out an application form and send it in
- If your application is approved you will be interviewed to qualify for a provincial pageant via web cam. We want to get to know you, what you stand for, and why you applied to be a part of the pageant.
- Participate in your Province’s pageant and become a finalist
- Participate in the national pageant and show us what you’ve got!