Can a Canadian Work In The US

In order to work in the United States, you need to have a United States work visa or work permit. In order to obtain one of these work visas or work permits, you have to meet several requirements and in most cases you’ll need to make sure that you apply well in advance because they can take weeks or months to process the application.

A Canadian is generally no different, as Canadian citizens will also require a United States work visa or work permit in order to legally work in the United States. But unlike other foreign nationals, there is a specific visa just for Canadians that doesn’t have lengthy processing times: the TN visa.

The TN visa doesn’t have any processing times associated with it because it can be applied for at the border or the US port of entry.

When applying for a TN Visa

It is highly recommended that you speak with a licensed immigration lawyer before you apply for a TN visa, because the requirements are quite strict and if you do not meet them you can be turned away at the border, which wastes time and money.

For example, in order to qualify for a TN visa, you need to have a job offer from a United States employer and this job offer must fall under the list of approved occupations for a TN visa. In addition, your job offer needs to be formatted as a petition for a TN visa from your employer, and you need to be able to prove that you have the education and work experience necessary for the job. If you’re not qualified for the job, you can be turned down.

If you want to apply for a TN visa, we can help you! And if you aren’t qualified, we can help you find a suitable alternative.

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