Working in The United States As A Canadian

Do you have a job offer in the United States? Is your Canadian employer opening a new officer location in the United States, and you’re looking at being transferred there? Do you have enough capital to make an investment in the United States?  Work in the United States as a Canadian citizen

If you answered yes to any of these questions and working in the United States is in your future, you will need to apply for a United States work visa. Almost every foreign national who wants to work in the United States is required to have a work visa in order to do so legally, and Canadian citizens are no exception.

There are so many different United States work visas and work visa categories. Some work visas are only for Canadian citizens, some require that the work be in a very specific occupation with a certain level of education, while other work visas are for investment purposes or international inter-office transfers.

Which United States work visa is right for me?

Not every type of United States work visa is applicable to every situation. They are all different and suited to completely different purposes, each with strict requirements that must be met in order for you to even qualify.

You may need specific documents from your employer, as well as documents that prove your qualifications for the job. Because work visas are temporary, you may also have to demonstrate that you have strong ties to Canada and will return when your time working in the United States is over.

While there is no limit as to how many times you can apply for a United States work visa, if you are denied once it can raise red flags on any future applications you submit. That’s why it pays to get it right the first time.

We have helped countless Canadian citizens work in the United States, and we can help you too! Please contact us as soon as possible for an assessment of your situation.

Any information provided here does not constitute legal advice and is intended for general information only. Should you require legal advise, you are encouraged to contact a lawyer directly. All blog postings are public and are not subject to solicitor/client confidentially. Case results depend on a variety of factors unique to each case, and case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any further case undertaken by the lawyer.



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