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List of Approved TN Occupations

As listed in Appendix 1603.D.1 of the North American Free Trade Agreement

TN classification is for nationals of Canada and Mexico working in designated professions. As a general matter, TN classification requires a person to have a Bachelor’s Degree level of education (U.S. or Canadian BA or BS, Mexican Licenciatura) in the designated field. Occupations marked with an asterisk have special rules and may allow employment by some persons who do not have a Bachelor’s degree.

This list is provided for general information only; the TN classification can be used creatively in many cases to enable a person to work in the United States. To explore the TN status and other visa classifications that may allow you to work in the United States, please consult with us.

Alphabetical List of Approved TN Occupations:

1. Accountant

2. Actuary (included in Mathematician category)

3. Agriculturist (including Agronomists

4. Agronomist (included in Agriculturalist)

5. Animal Breeder

6. Animal Scientist

7. Apiculturist

8. Architect

9. Astronomer

10. Biochemist

11. Biologist (includes Plant Pathologist)

12. Chemist

13. Clinical Laboratory Scientist (included in Medical Technologist category)

14. College Teacher

15. College Professor (included in Teacher category)

16. Computer Systems Analyst*

17. Dairy Scientist

18. Dentist

19. Dietitian

20. Disaster relief insurance claims adjuster*

21. Economist

22. Engineer (including all specializations and disciplines of engineering)

23. Entomologist

24. Epidemiologist

25. Forester

26. Forestry Specialist (included in Sylviculturalist)

27. Geneticist

28. Geochemist

29. Geologist

30. Geographer (included in Urban Planner)

31. Geophysicist (including Oceanographer)

32. Graphic Designer*

33. Horticulturist

34. Hotel Manager*

35. Industrial Designer*

36. Interior Designer*

37. Land Surveyor*

38. Landscape Architect*

39. Lawyer

40. Lecturer (College/University/Seminary level, included in Teacher category)

41. Librarian*

42. Management Consultant*

43. Mathematician (includes Statisticians and Actuaries)

44. Medical Technician (included in Scientific Technician/Technologist)*

45. Medical Laboratory Technologist*

46. Medical Technologist*

47. Meteorologist

48. Nutritionist

49. Occupational Therapist

50. Oceanographer (included in Geophysicist)

51. Pharmacist

52. Pharmacologist

53. Physical Therapist

54. Physician (teaching or research only, not practice of medicine)

55. Physicist

56. Physiotherapist

57. Plant Breeder

58. Plant Pathologist (included in Biologist)

59. Poultry Scientist

60. Professor (included in Teacher category)

61. Psychologist

62. Range Conservationist

63. Range Manager

64. Recreational Therapist

65. Registered Nurse*

66. Research Assistant (working in a postsecondary educational institution)

67. Scientific Technician* (working in agricultural sciences, astronomy, biology, chemistry, engineering, forestry, geology, geophysics, meteorology, or physics)

68. Scientific Technologist* (working in agricultural sciences, astronomy, biology, chemistry, engineering, forestry, geology, geophysics, meteorology, or physics)

69. Seminary Teacher

70. Statistician (included in Mathematician)

71. Social Worker

72. Soil Scientist

73. Sylviculturist (including Forestry Specialist)

74. Technical Publications Writer*

75. Teacher (at College, Seminary or University)

76. Urban Planner (includes Geographer)

77. University Teacher

78. Veterinarian

79. Vocational Counselor

80. Zoologist