(including Oceanographer in Mexico and the United States)

Geophysicists study the physics of the earth and its environment, including the earth’s shape, gravitational and magnetic fields, composition and internal structure, dynamics and their surface expressions in plate tectonics, rock formation and generation of magmas in volcanoes with the use of geological applications. Geophysicists are divided into two great categories, the Global and Exploration Geophysicists. The Global Physicists study earthquakes, physical oceanography, the main magnetic field and the thermal state and meteorology of the earth. The Exploration Geophysicists apply physical principles to study and evaluate resources such as gas, oil, minerals, building stones and water.

Geophysicists are generally involved in the study of evolution and internal structure of the earth, the ocean, earthquakes and various physical phenomena. Some other potential job titles of Geophysicist are Environmental Protection Geologist, Geologist, Project Geologist, Exploration Geologist, Mine Geologist, Hydrogeologist Engineering Geologist, Geological Specialist and Geoscientist.

To qualify for a TN Visa as a Geophysicist, the applicant for the TN Visa must have earned, and is able to provide proof of the following educational requirements:

  1. Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree

The applicant for a TN Visa as a Geophysicist must also provide the additional requirements:

  1. Proof of Canadian citizenship;
  2. A detailed support letter from prospective employer;
  3. Proof of intent to return to his/her permanent residence in Canada at the expiration of the temporary TN Visa stay

If the applicant is able to provide evidence of the requirements enumerated above, he/she may qualify for a TN Visa as a Geophysicist.

A qualified Geophysicist can obtain TN Visa Professional status for a maximum of three years. Any extension of the status may be issued for up to three years provided that the individual continues to comply with the requirements for TN Visa professionals. The number of extensions has no limit. However, the professional must continue to demonstrate that his/her employment is temporary in nature, and that his/her NAFTA entry is not used to bypass normal procedures of immigration.