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I was doing some research and ran into an article that said Canadian nurses can work in the U.S. and vice versa using NAFTA provisions. Does anyone know how this works?
I am assuming that you are a USA nurse right?.....well you can check this out
Canada and the North American Free Trade Agreement
In January 1994, Canada, the United States and Mexico launched the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and formed the world's largest free trade area. The Agreement has brought economic growth and rising standards of living for people in all three countries. In addition, NAFTA has established a strong foundation for future growth and has set a valuable example of the benefits of trade liberalization.
Find the text of the Agreement, publications and general information. Topics include an overview of the NAFTA, rules of origin, temporary entry of business persons, NAFTA institutions and contacts. http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/nafta-alena/menu-en.asp http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/nafta-alena/over-en.asp
Basically you will need:State license, English test and visa http://www.crnbc.ca/ http://www.cno.org/
Otherwise if you are Canadian and like to work in USA
Requirements for Canadian Citizens
Canadian citizens usually do not need a visa as a NAFTA Professional, although a visa can be issued to qualified TN visa applicants upon request. However, a Canadian residing in another country with a non-Canadian spouse and children would need a visa to enable the spouse and children to be able to apply for a visa to accompany or join the NAFTA Professional, as a TD visa holder. To apply for visa, please see the requirements under the section Mexican Citizens - Applying for a TN Visa - Required Documentation.
A Canadian citizen without a TN visa can apply at a U.S. port of entry with all of the following:
* Request for admission under TN status to Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, U.S. immigration officer;
* Employment Letter - Evidence of professional employment. See Employment Letter below;
* Proof of professional qualifications, such as transcripts of grades, licenses, certificates, degrees, and/or records of previous employment;
* Proof of ability to meet applicable license requirements;
* Proof of Canadian citizenship- Canadian citizens may present a passport, as visas are not required, or they may provide secondary evidence, such as a birth certificate. However, Canadian citizens traveling to the United States from outside the Western Hemisphere are required to present a valid passport at the port-of-entry;
* Fee of U.S. $50 http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/types/types_1274.html
Basically you will need NCLEX, VSC , English exam and TN visa.