Approved Professions for TN Status under NAFTA

The TN visa category was established by the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to allow Canadian and Mexican citizens who are coming to the U.S. to work in professional positions.

The following are the approved professions for TN status. This list can be found in the Appendix 1603.D.1 of the North American Free Trade Agreement:

  • Accountant: Baccalaureate, licenciatura degree, C.P.A., C.A., C.G.A., or C.M.A.
  • Architect: Baccalaureate, licenciatura degree, or state or provincial licensure
  • Computer Systems Analyst: Baccalaureate or licenciatura degree, or post-secondary diploma or certificate and three years of experience
  • Disaster Relief Insurance Claims Adjuster: Baccalaureate or licenciatura degree and successful completion of training in the appropriate areas of insurance adjustment pertaining to disaster relief claims, or three years of experience in the field of claims adjustment and successful completion of training in the appropriate areas of insurance adjustment pertaining to disaster relief claims.
  • Economist: Baccalaureate or licenciatura degree
  • Engineer: Baccalaureate or licenciatura degree, or state or provincial licensure
  • Forester: Baccalaureate or licenciatura degree, or state or provincial licensure
  • Graphic Designer: Baccalaureate or licenciatura degree, or post-secondary diploma or certificate and three years of experience
  • Hotel Manager: Baccalaureate or licenciatura degree in hotel management, or post-secondary diploma or certificate and three years of experience
  • Industrial Designer: Baccalaureate or licenciatura degree, or post-secondary diploma or certificate and three years of experience
  • Interior Designer: Baccalaureate or licenciatura degree, or post-secondary diploma or certificate and three years of experience
  • Land Surveyor: Baccalaureate or licenciatura degree, or state, provincial or federal licensure
  • Landscape Architect: Baccalaureate or licenciatura degree
  • Lawyer: (Including Notary in the province of Quebec) L.L.B., J.D., L.L.M., B.C.L., licenciatura degree (five years), or membership in a state or provincial bar
  • Librarian: M.L.S. or B.L.S. for which another baccalaureate or licenciatura degree was a prerequisite
  • Management Consultant: Baccalaureate degree, licenciatura degree, or five years of experience in consulting or a related field
  • Mathematician (including Statistician): Baccalaureate or licenciatura degree
  • Range Manager/Range Conservationist: Baccalaureate or licenciatura degree
  • Research Assistant (working in a post-secondary educational institution): Baccalaureate or licenciatura degree
  • Scientific Technician/Technologist: Must work in direct support of professionals in: chemistry, engineering, geology, geophysics, meteorology, physics, astronomy, agricultural sciences, biology or forestry; and must possess theoretical knowledge of the discipline, and must possess the ability to solve practical problems in the discipline, or the ability to apply principles of the discipline to basic or applied research
  • Social Worker: Baccalaureate or licenciatura degree
  • Sylviculturist: (including forestry specialist: Baccalaureate or licenciatura degree
  • Technical Publications Writer: Baccalaureate or licenciatura degree, or post-secondary diploma or certificate and three years of experience
  • Urban Planner (including Geographer): Baccalaureate or licenciatura degree
  • Vocational Counselor: Baccalaureate or licenciatura degree
  • Medical Professions
  • Dentist: D.D.S., D.M.D., Doctor en Odontologia, Doctor en Cirugia Dental, or state or provincial licensure
  • Dietitian: Baccalaureate or licenciatura degree, or state or provincial licensure
  • Medical Laboratory Technologist (Canada) or Medical Technologist (Mexico): Baccalaureate or licenciatura degree, or post-secondary diploma or certificate and three years of experience. Must be seeking entry to perform chemical, biological, hematological, immunological, microscopic , and bacteriological tests, procedures, experiments, and analysis in laboratories for diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of disease
  • Nutritionist: Baccalaureate or licenciatura degree
  • Occupational Therapist: Baccalaureate or licenciatura degree, or state or provincial licensure
  • Pharmacist: Baccalaureate or licenciatura degree, or state or provincial licensure
  • Physician (teaching or research only): M.D., Doctor en Medicina, or state or provincial licensure
  • Physio Therapist or Physical Therapist: Baccalaureate degree, licenciatura degree, or state or provincial licensure
  • Psychologist: Licenciatura degree or state or provincial licensure
  • Recreational Therapist: Baccalaureate or licenciatura degree
  • Registered Nurse: Licenciatura degree or state or provincial licensure
  • Veterinarian: D.V.M., D.M.V., Doctor en Veterinaria, or state or provincial licensure
  • Science Professions
  • Agriculturist (including Agronomist): Baccalaureate or licenciatura degree
  • Animal Breeder: Baccalaureate or licenciatura degree
  • Animal Scientist: Baccalaureate or licenciatura degree
  • Apiculturist: Baccalaureate or licenciatura degree
  • Astronomer: Baccalaureate or licenciatura degree
  • Biochemist: Baccalaureate or licenciatura degree
  • Biologist: Baccalaureate or licenciatura degree
  • Chemist: Baccalaureate or licenciatura degree
  • Dairy Scientist: Baccalaureate or licenciatura degree
  • Entomologist: Baccalaureate or licenciatura degree
  • Epidemiologist: Baccalaureate or licenciatura degree
  • Geneticist: Baccalaureate or licenciatura degree
  • Geochemist: Baccalaureate or licenciatura degree
  • Geologist: Baccalaureate or licenciatura degree
  • Geophysicist (including Oceanographer in Mexico): Baccalaureate or licenciatura degree
  • Horticulturist: Baccalaureate or licenciatura degree
  • Meteorologist: Baccalaureate or licenciatura degree
  • Pharmacologist: Baccalaureate or licenciatura degree
  • Physicist (including Oceanographer in Canada): Baccalaureate or licenciatura degree
  • Plant Breeder: Baccalaureate or licenciatura degree
  • Poultry Scientist: Baccalaureate or licenciatura degree
  • Soil Scientist: Baccalaureate or licenciatura degree
  • Zoologist: Baccalaureate or licenciatura degree
  • Teacher: Requires baccalaureate or licenciatura degree for teaching college, seminar or university

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  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
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  • Middlesex County Bar Association
  • California Bar (inactive)
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