Can Canadians work in LA?

Our immigration law firm is often asked if Canadian citizens can work in the United States. The truth is, Canadian citizens cannot just show up in the United States and begin working. They must go through the proper immigration channels like any other foreign national, meaning that they need to apply for a work visa. H1B Visa for the United States

Some United States work visas are faster for Canadians to obtain than others because they can apply for them at the border. But this application process does not mean that it is easier for Canadians to obtain a United States work visa. In fact, the process can be quite difficult.

Types of United States work visas available to Canadians

The work visa you should apply for depends on a number of things, like your country of origin, your occupation, whether you have a job offer and what type of job you work in.

For example, the TN visa is a type of visa available for professional occupations in the United States, and applicants must be Canadian citizens with existing job offers.

The H1B work visa is available to foreign nationals (not just Canadians) who work in extremely skilled professions and who have a job offer already. The H2B work visa is similar, although it is for skilled and unskilled labour.

And then there are visas like the L1 visa, for international employee transfers.

The work visa application process is quite complicated, but it is also a very important step in your life that should not taken lightly. Do not simply fill out your application and hope for the best. Instead, set yourself up for the best chance of success by speaking with a licensed immigration lawyer about your immigration options. We can help you determine which work visa is best for you, as well as help you apply.

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