The free trade agreement between the United States, Mexico, and Canada is referred to as The US-Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA). The USMCA went into effect on July 1, 2020, and replaced the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA which was implemented in 1994. In general, the USMCA adopted the main provisions of NAFTA, including the NAFTA professions list and their qualifications. The following is a compilation of interpretive memos and letters that have been issued over the years clarifying NAFTA(USCMA), its provisions, and the professions list.
Historically, the profession of a Financial Analyst qualified as an Economist as one of the professions listed under the USMCA that qualified for TN Visa status to work in the United States. USCIS clarified the position of a Financial Analyst for TN Visa purposes in their Nov. 20, 2017, Policy Memo. We discuss the profession of a Financial Analyst for TN Visa status under the USMCA here.