Can A Canadian Work In The USA

Canadians are able to work in the United States with a bit more ease than other foreign nationals thanks to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). However, like any other foreign national a Canadian citizen will still need to obtain a United States work visa.

There are several different types of United States work permits that might be suitable for you and your occupation, but there are also additional requirements you must meet aside from these in order to work in the United States.

Choosing a United States work visa for Canadians

The TN visa is usually considered the fastest way for a Canadian citizen to obtain a US work visa as they can apply for one at the border or port of entry. However, they can still be denied a TN Visa so it’s important that they meet the requirements for applying for a TN Visa, like having a US job offer and working in a specific occupation.

A visa option for those who are highly skilled, experienced, trained or educated includes the H1B visa, which is for “specialty” occupations that mean not just anyone can do them.

If you don’t have an existing job offer from a United States employer and work full time for a foreign company outside of the United States, you could consider an L1 work visa, which is for employees who are being transfered to new or existing offices in the United States.

Whichever option you choose, bear in mind that the application process is tricky. Many people want to work in the United States and the United States has not made it easy. There is a strict application process and you will have to provide the United States immigration officials with supporting documents related to your personal work history and life in Canada.

We are licensed immigration lawyers who have helped thousands of Canadian citizens work in the United States on United States work permits. Determining which type of United States work permit you can apply for is not easy, and the application process can be quite complicated. This is why we are here to assist you in preparing your application  after assessing your application. We can make a huge difference in the success of your United States work visa application, so contact us at the number on the top of this page today! You will be glad you did.

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