The Computer Systems Analyst is the only category of TN Visa for the field of IT. Many applicants may be confused about how to qualify for this visa, so it is important to understand what this category entails.
The Computer Systems Analyst observes and studies an organization to identify information needs and then designs computer systems to meet those needs. To do this, the Analyst uses data modelling, mathematical modelling, information engineering and other modalities. An important point to make here is that this title should not be confused with computer programming. Although system analysts may use computer programming, NAFTA has not expanded to include 'computer programmers.' This is crucial to point out because immigration officers must be convinced that the position is not that of a computer programming, and that programming is only one tool being used.
The requirements to obtain a Computer Systems Analyst visa are
1. A bachelor's degree in or closely related to computer science
2. Post-secondary diploma/certificate
3. Three years of related experience with this specific job title.
In addition, an applicant for a Computer Systems Analyst visa must provide:
1. Proof of Canadian citizenship
2. Detailed letter from prospective employer
3. Proof of Intent to return to Canada at expiration of TN visa stay
If you are considering a TN visa as a Computer Systems Analyst, contact Toronto lawyer, Janice Warren, for her expertise in dealing with TN visas.
In practice for 20 years, Janice P. Warren has concentrated her immigration law practice on helping Canadians move to the United States and finding ways to make their move as efficient and cost-effective as possible.