What is a TN Work Visa for Canadians?

Do you have a job offer for the United States in a professional occupation such as a doctor or a lawyer? Are you a Canadian citizen? If you answered yes to both of these questions, you could be eligible to obtain a TN work visa for Canadians to work in the United States. 

A TN visa is valid for up to three years, so your job offer must be for temporary employment. The TN visa is also only applicable to specific job occupations found on the NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) list of approved jobs.

How can I get a TN Visa?

To get a TN visa, you will need to provide many different documents to the US immigration officials when you apply for one.

For example, your resume and educational transcripts are extremely important for a TN visa application, because they demonstrate that you are qualified for the job you’ve been offered.

You may also need employer references where applicable.

In addition, you must prove that you are a Canadian citizen and you need to hold a valid passport that will not expire before your TN Visa expires.

Showing your strong ties to your home country (with evidence, including proof of family, real estate, employment or finances) is also very important, as immigration officials will want to know for sure that you won’t overstay your visa.

Please don’t leave your TN Visa approval to chance – make sure that you get it right the first time by having a licensed immigration lawyer review your supporting documentation to make sure you are qualified. You can contact us using e-mail or at the phone number on the top of this page.

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