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Mechanical engineer TN Visa under IT and related field




Hi All,

I am mechanical engineer with 10+years exp in IT (programming , software analysis,Architecture and Project management).

Have another year to go before i get my Citzenship but wanted to have my education evaluations and all done to be ready if i ever decide to apply for TN visa.

I have the following questions

1> What category can i apply

2> What kind of education equivalency should i look

3> how and where can i get the education evaluation done.


 
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Originally posted by dudewheresmycar


Hi All,

I am mechanical engineer with 10+years exp in IT (programming , software analysis,Architecture and Project management).

Have another year to go before i get my Citzenship but wanted to have my education evaluations and all done to be ready if i ever decide to apply for TN visa.

I have the following questions

1> What category can i apply


Either Computer Systems Analyst or Management Consultant category. Both these categories are highly scrutinized.
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2> What kind of education equivalency should i look



An undergraduate degree would suffice. But just because your degree is non IT, make sure you have plenty of evidence in the form of experience letters from the previous employers to prove that you have worked in IT. Stay miles away from the word 'Programming', both verbally while you are in there being interviewed and in your experience letters.
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3> how and where can i get the education evaluation done.



I never had to do this because I graduated from a US university. But you can get the evaluation done in University of Toronto.

Both my undergraduate and masters are in Mechanical Engineering. They do give me a hard time when I go for a renewal. If this happens, tell them you need to speak to the supervisor. My experience says they do know a little better than the rookies who we usually face while crossing the border.

The key is a strong offer letter. They look for some specific things:

1. The letter should be addressed to CBP (Customs and Border Patrol)
2. Salary should be mentioned.
3. The letter should say it is a temporary requirement (For three years or shorter time period) and Canadian citizen will move back to Canada once his/her services are terminted.

It's a good idea to put in the job responsibilities in the offer letter. They once asked me what will be my responsibilities as a Systems Analyst and matched them to what they had in their manual.


 
Last edited by: Iknownothing on 08-03-10 17:16:46
Post ID: 159876 08-03-10 17:14:37
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Hi IKN

Thanks for ur replies.

1>
Are u working as a management consultant in IT?

2>
Do u mind sharing the offer letter (after crossing out personal info) for a sample.

3> What are the questions asked at the border



 
Post ID: 159889 08-03-10 23:43:35
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Originally posted by dudewheresmycar


Hi IKN

Thanks for ur replies.

1>
Are u working as a management consultant in IT?

2>
Do u mind sharing the offer letter (after crossing out personal info) for a sample.

3> What are the questions asked at the border




PM me your contact info and I'll get back to you.


 
Post ID: 159892 09-03-10 00:21:57
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