Soil Scientists study soil the earth’s natural resource, and conduct research in soil formation, mapping and classification, as well as the physical, biological, chemical and fertility properties of soil and how they can be used for soil management. Soil Scientists primarily focus on soil management and conservation, because the soil has an important effect on animals, plants and human beings. They attempt to discover how the soil is interconnected with its environment.

Soil Scientists generally help landowners and farmers learn the efficient and effective use of their land. Their work involves much field work although indoor work is also required. Some other potential job titles of Soil Scientist are Agronomy Research Manager, Microbiology Soil Scientist, Crop Nutrition Scientist, Research Soil Scientist, Soil Fertility Extension Specialist and Physical Hydrologist.

To qualify for a TN Visa as Soil Scientist, 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 Soil Scientist 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 Soil Scientist.

A qualified Soil Scientist 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.