TN Visa Status as a Ranger Manager or Range Conservationist

The profession of a Range Manager or Range Conservationist is listed as a qualifying TN Visa profession under the USMCA (NAFTA). If you are a Canadian or Mexican Range Manager or Range Conservationist with an offer of employment to work in the United States, you may qualify for TN Visa status. We discuss the profession of a Range Manager or Range Conservationist and how to qualify for TN Visa status here.

What is a Range Manager or Range Conservationist for TN Visa purposes?

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH), a Range Manager or Range Conservationist falls under the professions of Conservation Scientists and Foresters. The profession is defined as follows for immigration purposes:

Conservation scientists and foresters manage the overall land quality of forests, parks, rangelands, and other natural resources. Conservation scientists typically do the following:

  • Oversee forestry and conservation activities to ensure compliance with government regulations and habitat protection
  • Negotiate terms and conditions for forest harvesting and for land-use contracts
  • Establish plans for managing forest lands and resources
  • Monitor forest-cleared lands to ensure that they are suitable for future use
  • Work with private landowners, governments, farmers, and others to improve land for forestry purposes, while at the same time protecting the environment

How do I qualify for TN Visa status as a Range Manager or Range Conservationist?

You might qualify for TN Visa status as a Range Manager or Range Conservationist if you meet the following minimum qualifications:

  1. You are a Canadian or Mexican Citizen (Permanent Residents do NOT qualify);
  2. You have a job offer from a US employer or are servicing a contract with a US client;
  3. You will be performing duties consistent with a Range Manager or Range Conservationist under the OOH;
  4. You have a Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree in a related field; and
  5. You can demonstrate that you have non-immigrant intent, in other words, the intent to return to your foreign residence at the end of your temporary employment.

Do I need a license or certification to qualify for TN Visa status as a Range Manager or Range Conservationist?

Although certification is not required, conservation scientists and foresters may choose to earn it because it shows a high level of professional competency. Certification is not required to obtain TN Visa status.

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