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International Registered Nurses in USA: Visa Information for Canadian Citizens

  • Publish Date: Posted almost 6 years ago
  • Author:by Kate Andrews

As part of your healthcare journey in the USA with Conexus MedStaff, we will sponsor your visa for no fee. Our experienced in-house immigration experts will handle the full visa and immigration process for you, providing guidance throughout your journey. Using an award-winning, state of the art Case Management System, our experienced immigration team will support and update you along the way! Learn more about why moving to the U.S. as a registered nurse from Canada might make sense for you.

What status will be right for me? 

If you are a registered nurse with Canadian Citizenship, the good news is you would be able to join Conexus in the USA on a TN status. This means we may be able to get you to work in the USA in as little as 4 weeks, provided you have a valid visa screen. Talk with us today to find out about the requirements.

What is the TN? 

The TN visa is valid for up to three years and can be renewed indefinitely. It allows registered nurses from Canada to bring their spouse and dependent children on their Conexus USA adventure with them. Any children will be able to attend school in the USA, however a spouse would be unable to work unless they obtained their own TN status.

The TN is non-immigrant visa, and although it can be renewed indefinitely, it was not created for this purpose. It is always used for a temporary job in the USA with the intention to return home to Canada. For registered nurses looking for a secure, and long-term future in the USA, there are other visas available to you once you arrive in the USA as an international nurse with Conexus.

A long-term future in the USA on the EB-3 or EB-2

If you are a Registered Nurse we will be able to apply for your EB-3 (Permanent Residency) immigrant visa once you have arrived in the USA.

The EB-3 and the EB-2 are immigrant visas and bring more security for families looking to set up permanent residence in the USA. A major perk is that the spouse of a healthcare professional on the EB-3 or EB-2 visa will be able to work, allowing you all to start building solid foundations for your future in the USA.  Any children will be able to go to school in the U.S. too.

To see how easy it could be for you to make the move from Canada, check out Canadian Nurses’ Michel and Charo’s story or apply today.