What is a TN Nonimmgrant Visa and what are its Professions and Acceptable Degrees?

GENERAL PROFESSIONS (as specified in NAFTA) for TN Nonimmigrant Consideration

Profession

Degree or Certification

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.[1]

Computer Systems Analyst

Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree; or Post-Secondary Diploma[2] or Post Secondary Certificate[3] 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 Matti cian)

Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.[4]

Range Manager /Range Conservationist

Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.

Research Assistant (working in a post-secondary educational institution)

Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.

ScientificTechnician/Technologist[5]

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.

Urban Planner (including Geographer)

Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.

Vocational Counselor

Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.

1 The terms "state/provincial" and "state/provincial/federal license" mean any document issued by a state, provincial, or federal government, as the case may be, or under its authority, but not by a local government, that permits a person to engage in a regulated activity or profession. 2. "Post Secondary Diploma" means a credential issued, on completion of two or more years of post secondary education, by an accredited academic institution in Canada or the United States. 3. "Post Secondary Certificate" means a certificate issued, on completion of two or more years of post secondary education at an academic institution, by the federal government of Mexico or a state government in Mexico, an academic institution recognized by the federal government or a state government, or academic institution created by federal or state law. 4. The term "Mathematician" includes the profession of Actuary. An Actuary must satisfy the necessary requirements to be recognized as an actuary by a professional actuarial association or society. A professional actuarial association or society means a professional actuarial association or society operating in the territory of at least one of the Parties. 5.A business person in this category must be seekingtemporary entry for work in direct support of professionals in agricultural sciences, astronomy, biology, chemistry, engineering, forestry, geology, geophysics, meteorology or physics.

MEDICAL PROFESSIONS (as specified in NAFTA) for TN Nonimmigrant Consideration

Profession

Degree or Certification

Dentist

D.D.S., D.M.D., Doctor en Odontologi a or Doctor enarugia Dental or state/provincial license.

Dietitian

Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree; or state/provincial license.

Medical Laboratory Technologist (Canada) / Medical Technol ogist (ND( and US) [1]

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 Medi cina; or state/provincial license.

Physiotherapist/Physical Therapist

Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree; or state/provincial license.

Psychologist

State/provind al license; or Licenciatura Degree.

Recreational Therapist

Registered nurse

State/provind al license or Licenciatura Degree.

Veterinarian

D.V.M., D.M.V., or Doctor en Veteri nada; or state/provincial license.

1. A business person in this category must be seeking temporary entry to perform in a laboratory chemical, biological, hematological, immunologic, microscopic or bacteriological tests and analyses for diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of diseases.

SCIENTIFIC PROFESSIONS (as specified in NAFTA) for TN
Nonimmigrant Consideration

Profession

Degree or Certification

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 (including Plant Pathologist)

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

Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.

Oceanographer in MX and US)

Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.

Horticulturist

Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.

Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.

Meteorologist

Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.

Pharmacologist

Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.

Physicist (including Oceanographer in CA)

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.

TEACHING PROFESSIONS (as specified in NAFTA) for TN Nonimmigrant Consideration

Profession

Degree or Certification

College

Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.

Seminary

Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.

University

Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.

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