Do I need a visa to work in the United States as a Canadian?
Are you a Canadian citizen who wants to work in the United States? It is possible, but you do need a visa. The type of visa you would require is a United States work visa, and there are many different types of these visas available.
Each of the types of United States work visas available has a different purpose. For example, if you are a Canadian who is being transferred to a United States branch of your Canadian company, you could be eligible for the L1 work visa. If you are a doctor or a lawyer who has a job offer in the United States, you could be eligible for the TN visa. If you have a bachelor’s degree or higher and work in a specialty occupation, the H1B work visa could be for you, while seasonal or temporary workers could apply for the H2B work visa.
What should I do next to obtain a United States work visa?
If you want to apply for a United States work visa, the next step you take should be to contact a licensed immigration lawyer who can help you determine your eligibility and help you find the visa option that is right for you.
Be sure that you work with a licensed immigration lawyer who has experience with United States work visa applications, as they will have the understanding of what visa officers are looking for while ensuring that your application is error and omission free. You are closer than you think to working in the United States, so contact our immigration law firm as soon as possible. We can help you!
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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