TN Occupations List - NAFTA Appendix 1603.D.1

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This is a list of all approved NAFTA TN occupations found at NAFTA Appendix 1603.D.1.

 

 

NAFTA Annex 1603 (Appendix 1603.D.1)

Schedule B - TN Occupations

This list of approved TN occupations and required applicant qualifications is listed in NAFTA Annex 1603, Schedule B and reproduced at 8 CFR 214.6(c).  Please consult only the most recent edition of NAFTA as amended, or 8 CFR 214.6(c).  This section may be revised in the future.  Also, please note that the required degree or qualification listed in absolutely required for eligibility.  Beneficiaries without the appropriate listed qualifications may not substitute equivalent qualifications.   However, the H-1B category does allow beneficiaries to qualify upon showing education, training and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree.  Thus, those ineligible for TN visas, but possessing substantial work experience and training may be eligible for the H-1B visa.  (For more information, please see H-1B visas).

The NAFTA professional categories list is divided into three areas: general, Medical and Allied Professionals and Scientists.  Visitors may use the 'Control + F' search function to search this page for a specific occupation.

General Professions

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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