TN1 Visa Learning Center
- for Canadian and Mexican Nationals/Citizens to Work in the USA 


Canadians & Mexicans who want to work in the USA can use  the NAFTA "TN" (treaty national) visa program. The visa iis available for most professional / skilled types of jobs and professions (see below).

A qualifying TN employment offer is required from a qualifying US employer
The TN visa is not designed for self employment, or to set up a personal business.  

The TN Visa initially lasts one year, but is renewable indefinitely.

There is no limit or quota of TN visas that can be issued each year.  

The TN category offers Canadian professionals a fast track into the USA. Once in the US other options such as the H1B visa can be considered for a longer term stay 

TN Applicants may apply at border posts. Show your professional credentials, proof of university education and a cover letter from the employer describing your job duties. The INS border inspector should process your application within a few hours.

If you are already in the US you can apply for TN status by mail through an USCIS regional processing center.

The TN visa automatically expires upon application for permanent residence. If you have a TN and want a green card, change status to H1B or E treaty status before applying for the green card. The H1B lasts for up to six years, which is generally more than enough time to process the green card.

NOTE. Mexican Citizens must apply through the USCIS Service Centers inside the United States, and are subject to longer processing times. 


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TO OBTAIN A TN1 VISA - it requires obtaining a sponsorship job offer with a US employer that will 'sponsor' and file the TN visa application on behalf of the candidate


Types of TN Jobs and Professions that qualify for the TN1 Visa Program

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 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 Qu├ębec)
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. Baccalaureate or Licenciatura degree.
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 a theoretical knowledge of any of the following disciplines: agricultural sciences, astronomy, biology, chemistry, engineering, forestry, geology, geophysics, meteorology, or physics; and 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.
Teacher / College or University
Baccalaureate or Licenciatura degree.
Teacher / Seminary
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 Cirugia Dental or state/provincial license.
Dietitian
Baccalaureate or Licenciatura degree; or state/provincial license.
Medical laboratory technologist
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. Scientist

Agriculturist
(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