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TN Visa Occupations List

The TN visa is available to Canadian (TN-1) and Mexican (TN-2) nationals who seek to work in the United States. This visa is available under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which was established to create economic and trade relationships among the three (3) countries. In order to apply for a TN visa, the foreign national must have a  job offer with a U.S. employer for a role that falls into one (1) of the delineated categories set forth in the regulations and be able to satisfy the category’s specific eligibility requirement(s). 


The delineated categories for the TN visa are as follows:


GENERAL

  • 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 PROFESSIONALS


  • Dentist—D.D.S., D.M.D., Doctor en Odontologia or Doctor en Cirugía 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. or 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.


SCIENTIST


  • 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.


TEACHER


  • College—Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.

  • Seminary—Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.

  • University—Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree.


If you have any questions about the TN visa or any other inbound U.S. immigration matters, please do not hesitate to contact Blaker & Granet LLP.

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