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USMCA/NAFTA news, case studies, and more to help with your NAFTA-related needs.

  • Are you a U.S. Citizen seeking a NAFTA Professional work permit in Canada?

    Tiffany McKenzie is a Berardi Immigration Law Canadian Attorney who represents individuals and corporations seeking to obtain work authorization in Canada.  She also represents our clients at Visa Centres and ports-of-entry to come to Canada to present their criminal rehabilitation applications.  This blog focuses on the NAFTA/USMCA Professional category.  You can also check out our […]

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  • TN Spotlight: Hotel Manager

    TN Category Overview  The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. employer or entity.  Under the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify.  One such occupation is a Hotel Manager. How to Qualify as a Hotel Manager  […]

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  • Q&A: Canadian Alternatives to the U.S. H-1B Visa

    Tiffany McKenzie is a Berardi Immigration Law Canadian Attorney who represents individuals and corporations seeking to obtain work authorization in Canada.  She also represents our clients at Visa Centres and ports-of-entry to come to Canada to present their criminal rehabilitation applications.  The focus of this blog is on work permits but you can also check […]

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  • TN Spotlight: Graphic Designer

    TN Category Overview The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. entity. Under the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify. One such occupation is a Graphic Designer. How to Qualify as a Graphic Designer To qualify […]

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  • CGTN’s The World Today talks with Rosanna Berardi about Trump’s Work Visa Suspension

    Our Managing Partner, Rosanna Berardi, and CGTN’s Asieh Namdar discuss President’s Trump’s suspension of new work visas & barring foreigners from seeking employment in the United States

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  • US/Canada Border Update (June 25, 2020)

    Senior Associate Attorney, Gabriella Agostinelli, keeps you up to date on what’s happening at the US/Canadian border.  In her latest video, she confirms that CBP is still processing both new and renewal L-1s and TNs.  Although the border remains closed through at least July 21st, Gabriella had three clients successfully apply for L-1 status just this […]

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  • TN Spotlight: Engineers

    TN Category Overview The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. entity. Under the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify.  A TN visa or status request may be approved for Canadian and Mexican Engineers who intend […]

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  • USMCA Changes the Foreign Investment Landscape Between the U.S., Canada, & Mexico

    The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which replaces the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that has been in place for almost thirty years, goes into effect on July 1, 2020 and will change the way foreign investors can sue to protect their investments.  NAFTA established investor-state arbitration provisions which allowed foreign companies to sue the […]

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  • Can I Still Apply For or Renew My TN or L-1 Status?

    In this video, our Senior Associate Attorney Gabriella Agostinelli answers one of the most common questions we are hearing from clients right now: “Can I still apply for or renew my TN or L-1 status?” The answer is yes! While the border remains closed until July 21, 2020, CBP is still accepting applications for both […]

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  • TN Spotlight: Zoologists

    TN Category Overview The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. entity. Under the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify. One such occupation is a zoologist.  How to Qualify as a TN Zoologist To qualify for […]

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  • How Does the USMCA Affect TN Visas?

    The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will go into effect on July 1, 2020 after all three countries certified their readiness to implement the new agreement. The USMCA aims to update the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which has governed trade and investment between the countries since 1993.  The NAFTA established the TN visa category, […]

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  • Current State of TN & L-1 Applications at the Canadian Border

    While technically the Northern border between Canada and the United States remains closed due to COVID-19, our Associate Attorney Zach Ahlstrom details what activities are still allowed at the border. This includes traveling to the United States for work purposes and also applying for a TN or L-1 visa! Unfortunately, travel for pleasure purposes, such […]

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  • TN Spotlight: Forester

    TN Category Overview The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. employer or entity. Based on the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify. One such occupation is a Forester.  How to Qualify as a Forester To […]

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  • TN Spotlight: Economist

    TN Category Overview  The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. employer or entity.  Under the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify.  One such occupation is an Economist. How to Qualify as an Economist  To qualify […]

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  • TN Spotlight: Computer Systems Analyst

    TN Category Overview The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. entity. Under the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify. One such occupation is a Computer Systems Analyst. How to Qualify as a Computer Systems Analyst […]

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  • TN Spotlight: Architects

    TN Category Overview The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. entity. Under the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify.  A TN visa or status request may be approved for Canadian and Mexican Architects who intend […]

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  • TN Spotlight: Physicians

    TN Category Overview The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. entity. Under the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify.  A TN visa or status request may be approved for Canadian and Mexican physicians who intend […]

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  • TN Spotlight: Accountant

    TN Category Overview The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. employer or entity. Under the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify. One such occupation is an Accountant.  How to Qualify as an Accountant To qualify […]

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  • Rosanna Berardi Interviewed by Politico about Canada-US Border

    Our Managing Partner, Rosanna Berardi, was recently interviewed by Politico in their article “Workers Continue to Cross Canada-US Border as Leaders Scrap for Supplies“. The national story discusses how workers, medical supplies, and more are still crossing the border every day during the COVID-19 pandemic. U.S. Customs and Border Protection reached out to a major […]

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  • Canada’s Mandatory Travel Quarantine: What You Need to Know

    On March 25, 2020, Canada announced that it will be invoking the Quarantine Act to impose mandatory self-isolation for international travelers entering the country. Individuals must self-quarantine for 14 days. The quarantine went into effect at midnight last night. This includes individuals crossing at land ports of entry between Canada and the U.S. This is […]

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