TN Visas for Canadians to Fast Track Working in the USA

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has made the process for obtaining US work visas much easier for people from Canada.  Canadians can fast track their US work visa application and they are required to provide less documentation.  To qualify for the TN Visa, a Canadian citizen must have a temporary US job offer for an occupation listed at the bottom of this page.

Although the amount of necessary documents has been reduced, collecting the necessary documents is still imperative.  If proper documentation is not provided, your TN visa application may not be approved.  Canadians can get a TN Visa on the spot at a U.S./Canadian border or airport, but the visa will be denied if the applicant lacks all proper documentation.

Niren & Associates has extensive knowledge of both US and Canadian immigration, and can prepare you for what to expect in order to successfully get a TN Visa.  With our guidance, you can avoid making a costly mistake that may result in having to reapply.

Contact our Edmonton immigration attorneys to professionally review your documentation

It’s hard to believe that a year has passed since obtaining my TN, and I cannot thank you enough for all your help last year. Without your help to resolve my issue with US Immigration, I wouldn’t have been able to continue with the job opportunity I had. – Pablo H.

Necessary Documents To Present When Applying for a TN Visa

  • Proof of Canadian Citizenship (Birth Certificate or Passport)
  • A temporary Offer of Employment from a prospective U.S. employer
  • Copies of relevant educational degrees, diplomas and certificates
  • Letters of reference from previous or current employers confirming your experience in your occupation (if applicable)

Our Immigration Lawyers Offer Advice on TN Visa Preparation

We handle countless TN Visa cases because of the advantages it offers Canadians who wish to work in the US.  Convincing an immigration officer of your merits is the key to an approved visa application, and we can advise you.

Here are some tips:

  • US job offer should be consistent with your education
  • US job offer should appear on the NAFTA LIST (see below)
  • US job offer should not exceed three years
  • US job offer letter should be properly formatted with all relevant information
  • When you apply, READ and UNDERSTAND all your documentation
  • Your resume should be well organized and complete
  • Employment references should be consistent and relevant
  • Bring a valid Canadian Passport for at least three years
  • Foreign degrees and diplomas should be evaluated as equivalent to Canadian or US Standards

This note is to thank you and your staff for all the assistance I received during my recent successful application for a TN Visa as a Management Consultant. Your cover letter and the prep from you helped me immensely in the interview process with the immigration officer. – Tyson R.

To qualify for the TN visa, the applicant’s  job offer must be for one of the occupations listed below:

Medical Professionals :

  • Dentist
  • Dietician
  • Medical Laboratory Technologist
  • Nutritionist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Pharmacist
  • Physician
  • Physiotherapist
  • Psychologist
  • Recreational Therapist
  • Registered Nurse

Scientists :

  • Agriculturist
  • Animal Breeder
  • Animal Scientist
  • Apiculturist
  • Astronomer
  • Biochemist
  • Biologist
  • Chemist
  • Dairy Scientist
  • Entomologist
  • Epidemiologist
  • Geneticist
  • Geologist
  • Geophysicist
  • Horticulturalist
  • Meteorologist
  • Physicist
  • Plant Breeder
  • Poultry Scientist
  • Soil Scientist
  • Zoologist

Professionals :

  • Accountant
  • Architect
  • College Teacher
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Disaster Relief Insurance Adjuster
  • Economist
  • Biologist
  • Engineer
  • Forester
  • Graphic Designer
  • Hotel Manager
  • Industrial Designer
  • Interior Designer
  • Land Surveyor
  • Lawyer (including Quebec Notary)
  • Librarian
  • Management Consultant
  • Mathematician / Statistician
  • Range Manager / Conservationist
  • Research Assistant (post-secondary)
  • Scientific Technician / Technologist
  • Seminary

Does your job offer not appear on this TN Visa list? Contact our Edmonton, AB laywers. We may be able to help