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Appendix 1603.D.1

PROFESSIONS(1) - MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS AND ALTERNATIVE CREDENTIALS

Accountant- Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree; or C.P.A., C.A., C.G.A. or C.M.A.

Architect - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree; or state/provincial license(2)

Computer Systems Analyst - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree; or Post- Secondary Diploma(3) or Post-Secondary Certificate(4), and three years experience

Disaster Relief Insurance Claims Adjuster (claims adjuster employed by an insurance company located in the territory of a Party, or an independent 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 experience in 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/provincial license

Forester - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree; or state/provincial license

Graphic Designer - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree; or Post-Secondary Diploma or Post-Secondary Certificate, and three years experience

Hotel Manager - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree in hotel/restaurant management; or Post-Secondary Diploma or Post-Secondary Certificate in hotel/restaurant management, and three years experience in hotel/restaurant management

Industrial Designer - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree; or Post-Secondary Diploma or Post-Secondary Certificate, and three years experience

Interior Designer - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree; or Post-Secondary Diploma or Post-Secondary Certificate, and three years experience

Land Surveyor - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree; or state/provincial/federal license

Landscape Architect - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree

Lawyer (including Notary in the Province of Quebec) - LL.B., J.D., LL.L., B.C.L. or Licenciatura Degree (five years); or membership in a state/provincial bar

Librarian - M.L.S. or B.L.S. (for which another Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree was a prerequisite)

Management Consultant - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree; or equivalent professional experience as established by statement or professional credential attesting to five years experience as a management consultant, or five years experience in a field of specialty related to the consulting agreement

Mathematician (including Statistician)(5) - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree

Range Manager/ Range Conservationalist - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree

Research Assistant (working in a post-secondary educational institution) - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree

Scientific Technician/Technologist(6) - Possession of

  1. theoretical knowledge of any of the following disciplines: agricultural sciences, astronomy, biology, chemistry, engineering, forestry, geology, geophysics, meteorology or physics; and

  2. the ability to solve practical problems in any of those disciplines, or the ability to apply principles of any of those disciplines to basic or applied research
[NOTE: Credential requirements for scientific technicians have been made more restrictive by recent INS guidance - see our TN article.]

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 Post-Secondary Certificate, and three years experience

Urban Planner (including Geographer) - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree

Vocational Counsellor - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree

Medical/Allied Professional

Dentist - D.D.S., D.M.D., Doctor en Odontologia or Doctor en Cirugia Dental; or state/provincial license

Dietitian - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree; or state/provincial license

Medical Laboratory Technologist (Canada)/Medical Technologist (Mexico)(7) - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree; or Post-Secondary Diploma or Post-Secondary Certificate, and three years experience

Nutritionist - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree

Occupational Therapist - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree; or state/provincial license

Pharmacist - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree; or state/provincial license

Physician (teaching or research only) - M.D. or Doctor en Medicina; or state/provincial license

Physiotherapist/Physical Therapist - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree; or state/provincial license

Psychologist - State/provincial license; or Licenciatura Degree

Recreational Therapist - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree

Registered Nurse - State/provincial license; or Licenciatura Degree

Veterinarian - D.V.M., D.M.V. or Doctor en Veterinaria; or state/provincial license

Scientist

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(8) - 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

Geologist - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree

Geochemist - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree

Geophysicist (including Oceanographer in Mexico and the United States) - 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

College - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree

Seminary - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree

University - Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree

Footnotes

  1. A business person seeking temporary entry under this Appendix may also perform training functions relating to the profession, including conducting seminars.

  2. "State/provincial license" and "state/provincial/federal license" mean any document issued by a state, provincial or federal government, as the case may be, or under its authority, but not by a local government, that permits a person to engage in a regulated activity or profession.

  3. "Post-Secondary Diploma" means a credential issued, on completion of two or more years of post-secondary education, by an accredited academic institution in Canada or the United States.

  4. "Post-Secondary Certificate" means a certificate issued, on completion of two or more years of post-secondary education at an academic institution, by the federal government of Mexico or a state government in Mexico, an academic institution recognized by the federal government or a state government, or an academic institution created by federal or state law.

  5. The term "Mathematician" includes the profession of Actuary. An Actuary must satisfy the necessary requirements to be recognized as an actuary by a professional actuarial association or society. A professional actuarial association or society means a professional actuarial association or society operating in the territory of at least one of the Parties.
  6. A business person in this category must be seeking temporary entry to work in direct support of professionals in agricultural sciences, astronomy, biology, chemistry, engineering, forestry, geology, geophysics, meteorology or physics.

  7. A business person in this category must be seeking temporary entry to perform in a laboratory chemical, biological, hematological, immunologic, microscopic or bacteriological tests and analyses for diagnosis, treatment or prevention of disease.

  8. The term "Biologist" includes the profession of Plant Pathologist.


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