Canadians Working in the US: Occupation List

By Michael Niren May 8, 2012 4 min. read

Can a Canadian Work in the US?

Yes indeed! While Canadians cannot just pack up and move to the US and work, there are several ways that Canadians can obtain a visa to legally work in the US.

The best option for a Canadian who wants to work in the United States may be a TN Visa. That’s because the TN Visa is fast and somewhat easier than with other visas. To begin, you’ll need a job offer from a US company.

Professions Covered by USMCA

Be aware though, that this job must appear on the USMCA (previously known as NAFTA) occupation list for a TN visa. Here are the occupations for a TN Visa:

The following list details all the professions which are eligible for a TN 1 Visa, as well as the education and/or qualifications required for each:

If your job does not appear on this special list, you may still have options and be eligible for a work visa in the US – contact us at the form on the right to learn how you can still obtain a visa to work in the US.

Applying for a TN Visa at the Border

TN Visas can be applied for at the border. But, they must first be reviewed by an immigration officer at the border, who will determine on the spot whether you are eligible for a TN Visa – and it can be very inconvenient to be turned down at the border. That’s why you should ensure your application and all supporting documentation are error and omission free.

Note there are other US Work Visas that may be attractive for Canadians such as the L1 Visa, E2 Visa or H1-B Visa.

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