Canadians are able to work in the United States and in American cities like Houston, Texas. In most cases, these Canadians will require a work permit as well as a job offer from a United States employer before they can enter the country.
The difficult part is determining which of the many different United States work visas available is the right one for your situation, as well as ensuring that you are qualified for the visa. The work visa application process for the United States is not easy, and there is a lot of paperwork involved in these applications.
Types of United States work visas available for Canadians
There are several work visas that Canadians can apply for, as well as visas that are only available to Canadians. One visa only available to Canadian citizens is the TN visa, which is for Canadian citizens under the North American Free Trade Agreement. This may be the visa type for you if you have a job offer in a professional occupation.
If you are being transferred to the United States by an employer based in Canada or another country, you could consider the L1 visa. For workers with job offers in extremely highly skilled occupations, the H1B work visa may be more suitable.
If you are unsure which United States work visa type is right for you, please contact our immigration law firm. We can help you determine which work visa type is best for your situation, make sure you are eligible for that work visa and help you apply.
We have over 15 years of experience in business helping Canadians work in the United States, and we can help you as well. Please contact us using the number above to speak with a licensed immigration lawyer about your United States work visa application.
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