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Allowable TN Jobs and Requirements

Q: For what occupations may a TN visa be obtained, and what qualifications must an individual have in order to qualify for a TN to work in the U.S. in such a position?

A: The jobs for which it is permissible to get a TN visa are listed below, followed by the degree and experience requirements in each case, if any:


General Professional Positions

  • Accountant - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree; or C.P.A., C.A., C.G.A., or C.M.A.
  • Architect - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree; or state/provincial license.
  • Computer Systems Analyst - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree; or Post-Secondary Diploma or Post-Secondary Certificate and three years' experience.
  • Disaster relief insurance claims adjuster (claims adjuster employed by an insurance company located in the territory of a Party, or an independent claims adjuster)--Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree and successful completion of training in the appropriate areas of insurance adjustment pertaining to disaster relief claims; or three years’ experience in claims adjustment and successful completion of training in the appropriate areas of insurance adjustment pertaining to disaster relief claims.
  • Economist - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
  • Engineer - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree; or state/provincial license.
  • Forester - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree; or state/provincial license.
  • Graphic Designer - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree; or Post-Secondary Diploma or Post-Secondary Certificate and three years’ experience.
  • Hotel Manager - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree in hotel/restaurant management; or Post-Secondary Diploma or Post-Secondary Certificate in hotel/restaurant management and three years’ experience in hotel/restaurant management.
  • Industrial Designer - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree; or Post-Secondary Diploma or Post-Secondary Certificate, and three years’ experience.
  • Interior Designer - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree; or Post-Secondary Diploma or Post-Secondary Certificate, and three years’ experience.
  • Land Surveyor - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree or state/provincial/federal license.
  • Landscape Architect - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
  • Lawyer (including Notary in the province of Quebec) - L.L.B., J.D., L.L.L., B.C.L., or Licenciatura degree (five years); or membership in a state/provincial bar.
  • Librarian - M.L.S., or B.L.S. (for which another Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree was a prerequisite).
  • Management Consultant--Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree; or equivalent professional experience as established by statement or professional credential attesting to five years’ experience as a management consultant, or five years’ experience in a field of specialty related to the consulting agreement.
  • Mathematician (including Statistician) - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
  • Range Manager/Range Conservationist - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
  • Research Assistant (working in a post-secondary educational institution) - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
  • Scientific Technician/Technologist - Possession of (a) theoretical knowledge of any of the following disciplines: agricultural sciences, astronomy, biology, chemistry, engineering, forestry, geology, geophysics, meteorology, or physics; and (b) the ability to solve practical problems in any of those disciplines, or the ability to apply principles of any of those disciplines to basic or applied research.
  • Social Worker--Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
  • Sylviculturist (including Forestry Specialist) - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
  • Technical Publications Writer--Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree, or Post-Secondary Diploma or Post-Secondary Certificate, and three years’ experience.
  • Urban Planner (including Geographer) - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
  • Vocational Counselor - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.

Medical & Allied Health Care-Related Professionals

  • Dentist - D.D.S., D.M.D., Doctor en Odontologia or Doctor en Cirugia Dental or state/provincial license.
  • Dietitian - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree; or state/provincial license.
  • Medical Laboratory Technologist (Canada)/Medical Technologist (Mexico and the United States) - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree; or Post-Secondary Diploma or Post-Secondary Certificate, and three years’ experience.
  • Nutritionist - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
  • Occupational Therapist - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree; or state/provincial license.
  • Pharmacist - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree; or state/provincial license.
  • Physician (teaching or research only) - M.D. Doctor en Medicina; or state/provincial license.
  • Physiotherapist/Physical Therapist - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree; or state/provincial license.
  • Psychologist - state/provincial license or Licenciatura Degree.
  • Recreational Therapist - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
  • Registered Nurse - state/provincial license or Licenciatura Degree.
  • Veterinarian - D.V.M., D.M.V., or Doctor en Veterinaria; or state/provincial license.

Scientists

  • Agriculturist (including Agronomist) - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
  • Animal Breeder - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
  • Animal Scientist - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
  • Apiculturist - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
  • Astronomer - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
  • Biochemist - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
  • Biologist - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
  • Chemist - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
  • Dairy Scientist - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
  • Entomologist - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
  • Epidemiologist - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
  • Geneticist - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
  • Geochemist - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
  • Geologist - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
  • Geophysicist (including Oceanographer in Mexico and the United States) - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
  • Horticulturist - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
  • Meteorologist - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
  • Pharmacologist - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
  • Physicist (including Oceanographer in Canada) - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
  • Plant Breeder - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
  • Poultry Scientist - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
  • Soil Scientist - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
  • Zoologist - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.

Teachers and Professors

  • College-level - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
  • Seminary-level - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.
  • University-level - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.


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The above is presented for informational purposes only, and does not constitute legal advice or create an attorney-client relationship with our firm. The information provided should not be used as guidance in pursuing an immigration matter absent consultation with a qualified immigration attorney.