TN Visa Categories: Complete List of TN Visa Professions

TN Visa Categories - Complete List of TN Visa Professions


The TN visa is a great option for Canadian and Mexican citizens to work in the USA. Through the TN visa, you can work for a US company for years at a time. Best of all, your US employer can hire you by simply offering you a job without getting an approved labor certification through the Department of Labor.


The TN visa is only available to citizens of Canada and Mexico. In addition, the TN visa is only available for people to work in certain job categories. To qualify for a TN visa, your US job must be on the list of TN visa professions.


In this guide, I will list all of the TN visa categories.


If you want to know whether your job qualifies as one of the listed TN visa categories, or if you have any questions about the TN visa, email me directly at I would be happy to help you with your TN visa.




1. List of TN Visa Categories


2. TN Visa Requirements


3. Conclusion


1. List of TN Visa Categories


To get a TN visa, your job must fall within one of jobs on the list of TN visa categories. I’ve listed the TN visa categories below.


The TN visa categories are broken into 4 main groups:


i. General Occupations

ii. Medical Occupations

iii. Scientist Occupations

iv. Teaching Occupations


i. General Occupations


  • Accountant


  • Architect


  • Computer Systems Analyst


  • Disaster Relief Insurance Claims Adjuster


  • Economist


  • Engineer


  • Forester


  • Graphic Designer


  • Hotel Manager


  • Industrial Designer


  • Interior Designer


  • Land Surveyor


  • Landscape Architect


  • Lawyer (Including Notary in the Province of Quebec)


  • Librarian


  • Management Consultant


  • Mathematician (Including Statistician)


  • Range Manager/Range Conservationist


  • Research Assistant


  • Scientific Technician/Technologist


  • Social Worker


  • Sylviculturist (Including Forestry Specialist)


  • Technical Publications Writer


  • Urban Planner (Including Geographer)


  • Vocational Counselor


ii. Medical Occupations


  • Dentist


  • Dietician


  • Medical Laboratory Technologist/Medical Technologist


  • Nutritionist


  • Occupational Therapist


  • Pharmacist


  • Physician (Teaching or Research Only)


  • Physiotherapist/Physical Therapist


  • Psychologist


  • Recreational Therapist


  • Registered Nurse


  • Veterinarian


iii. Scientist Occupations


  • Agriculturalist (Including Agronomist)


  • Animal Breeder


  • Animal Scientist


  • Apiculturist


  • Astronomer


  • Biochemist


  • Biologist (Including Plan Pathologist)


  • Chemist


  • Dairy Scientist


  • Entomologist


  • Epidemiologist


  • Geneticist


  • Geochemist


  • Geologist


  • Geophysicist (Including Oceanographer)


  • Horticulturist


  • Meteorologist


  • Pharmacologist


  • Physicist (Including Oceanographer)


  • Plant Breeder


  • Poultry Scientist


  • Soil Scientist


  • Zoologist


iv. Teacher Occupations


  • College Teacher


  • Seminary Teacher


  • University Teacher


To get a TN visa, it is essential that your planned job in the United States is on the above list of TN visa professions.


2. TN Visa Requirements


Now that we’ve discussed the list of TN visa categories, lets quickly go over the TN visa requirements.


To get a TN visa, there are 5 main requirements:


1. You must be a citizen of either Canada or Mexico


2. You must have an offer to work for a US company


3. Your proposed US job must be one of the above-listed TN visa categories


4. You must satisfy the educational and professional requirements for the US job


5. You must be seeking entry to the United States on a temporary basis (you must have non-immigrant intent)


3. Conclusion


If you’re a citizen of Canada or Mexico and you are looking for options to live and work in the United States, you should certainly look into the TN visa. Now that you’ve looked over this guide, you should have a much clearer understanding of the TN visa categories. If you’d like to learn more about the TN visa, I invite you to check out my very helpful guide on the TN visa: TN Visa Guide: What You Need to Know About the TN Visa.


If you have any questions, or if you need help getting your TN visa, please feel free to email me directly at I’d be happy to help you.





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