University majors acceptable for TN Visa

New / Eng tgdiuz
Sep 2 15 Comments

Which Canadian BSc university program majors are acceptable for TN Visa "Engineer"category and "Computer Systems Analyst" category?

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  • VMware SHBRI
    Well given the title is engineer, you need to have an engineering degree for the TN engineer category.
    Sep 2 6
    • VMware SHBRI
      Quite certain. If you’re a CS degree holder you go for computer system analyst, you are not an engineer. They will tell you you are not an engineer. If the degree is from an accredited engineering program you will not have a problem claiming you are an engineer.
      Sep 2
    • New / Eng tgdiuz
      OP
      In the case of computer systems analyst category what if my degree is not exactly computer science but it has courses related to computer science but the name of the major on the transcript doesn't say computer science.

      Would be very interested to know your thoughts on this?
      Sep 2
    • VMware SHBRI
      I believe the requirements for CSA does not state it must be a CS degree. You should be fine but IANAL, speak to a US immigration lawyer
      Sep 2
    • New / Eng tgdiuz
      OP
      Great thanks.
      If the job title of the job that the company is sponsoring me for the TN Visa says "Software Engineer" could I still apply under the CSA category?
      Sep 2
    • VMware SHBRI
      I don’t know
      Sep 2
  • Amazon / Eng DQgE34
    TN visa approval is extremely subjective and you just have to hope the border agent processing you is fair.

    Engineering degrees in Canada are BASc they dont contain the word engineer anywhere. Even though I have an engineering degree I had to show transcript and show courses that had the term "engineering" in the course title.
    Sep 2 4
    • New / Eng tgdiuz
      OP
      Could you share a bit more of your experience please.

      what's your advice for someone whose degree is very related to computer science but the major's title is different.

      So essentially the degree itself on the degree diploma says Bachelor of Science but on the transcripts the name of the major is different.
      Sep 2
    • Amazon / Eng DQgE34
      dont take advice on here. The big companies usually have good immigration lawyers that will provide all necessary docs and what to say when you get interviewed.

      if its a startup make them hire a immigration lawyer.

      I essentially used my transcript and it was enough.
      Sep 2
    • VMware SHBRI
      Not all Canadian schools give BASc for engineering degrees, some do BEng
      Sep 2
    • Amazon / Eng DQgE34
      oh yea that's true forgot about that.
      Sep 2
  • Microsoft darkjedi
    From my experience, any stem degree should be fine
    Sep 2 1
    • New / Eng tgdiuz
      OP
      Does the name of the major on the transcript matter?
      Sep 2
  • Expedia Group toovjbv
    There is also another category that I’ve seen being used: Computer Systems Analyst
    Sep 2 0