Can I work in the United States if I am a Canadian Citizen?
Like any other foreign national, Canadian citizens are welcome to work in the United States provided that they have the correct visa. They will require a United States work visa in order to be allowed to live and work in the United States.
Canadian Advantages When Applying for Work in the United States
Canadian citizens have several advantages when it comes to applying for a United States work visa. For example, they are able to apply for visas such as the TN Visa, which is only available to Canadian citizens. There is also the fact that for some of these visas, Canadians can apply directly at the border and avoid longer processing times.
However, that does not mean that applying for a United States work visa is an easy process.
Which United States Work Visa is Right For Me?
There are several different types of United States work visas, each of which has its own requirements. If you are planning on obtaining a work visa, you’ll need to know which type of visa to apply for. Different visas are suited for particular jobs, whether you have a job offer in the United States or not and what kind of job you work in will have to be considered when determining what kind of visa you should apply for.
Speak to a Licensed Immmigration Lawyer Before Applying
If you do not apply for the proper visa, you could end up having your application denied, which can have a significant effect on any future applications you submit. For the best results, speak with a licensed immigration lawyer before you apply for a United States work visa. We can help you determine which visa you should apply for, ensure that you are eligible for it, and ensure that your application package is exactly what United States immigration officials are looking for.
About Michael Niren
Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more
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