Canadian Nurses

If you’re a Canadian Nurse, MedStaff can help you travel the US!

Canadian nurses have tremendous opportunity coming south when it comes to travel nursing, and MedStaff provides that chance. You can enjoy all the benefits that MedStaff travel nurses have here in the United States. Work at some the country’s best healthcare facilities, while traveling the countryside.

At MedStaff, we’ll guide you through the entire immigration process from start to finish. Obtaining your TN Visa, getting a Green Card, ensuring you’re placed in the right environment on the right assignment – MedStaff will help you every step of the way thanks to our great team of recruiters trained in international recruiting, our VisaScreen Assistance Program and Immigration Case Managers.

Many long-standing travel nurses that we have at MedStaff are from Canada with many more that are just starting. Regardless of your experience, you will enjoy all the great services and benefits that we have to offer. This includes:

So do you think becoming a travel nurse in the United States with MedStaff is the right career choice for you? Continue reading below for TN Visa and Adjustment Status and/or Green Card information!


Trade NAFTA Visa
Information you need to know as a Canadian travel nurse.

What is NAFTA?
NAFTA is the North American Free Trade Agreement. It creates a special economic and trade relationship for the United States, Canada and Mexico.

What is a Trade NAFTA (TN) visa?
The nonimmigrant NAFTA Professional (TN) visa allows citizens of Canada and Mexico, as NAFTA professionals, to work in the United States. Permanent residents, including Canadian permanent residents, are not able to apply to work as a NAFTA professional.

Can any foreign nurse work on a TN visa?
No, in order to qualify for a Trade NAFTA visa, you must be a citizen of Canada or Mexico.

How long are TN visas valid for?
TN visas are valid for the duration of the employment agreement.

Will MedStaff help me obtain a TN visa?
Yes, MedStaff will sponsor your TN visa and our Immigration team will also assist you in obtaining your TN visa.

Can the spouse of a Canadian nurse obtain a TN visa and can he/she work?
No, the spouse of a Canadian nurse is not eligible for a TN visa. However, they are eligible for a TD visa. This means that they can reside in the United States legally for the duration of the employment of the principal TN visa. Unfortunately, a TD visa holder may not work.

Can a TN visa apply for a Green Card?
Yes, in most instances a TN visa holder who remains in lawful status may apply for a permanent residence, otherwise known as a Green Card.


VisaScreen Assistance program

Canadian Travel Nurses – Find out about our VisaScreen Assistance Program.

As of July 2004, all Canadian travel nurses entering the United States on a Trade NAFTA visa will need a VisaScreen Certificate prior to starting their traveling career. MedStaff can help you get into the VisaScreen Assistance Program that’s simple and easy.

Here's how it works:

In addition, MedStaff will also take care of these steps for you in obtaining your VisaScreen Certificate:

What does this mean to you? MedStaff will make it where you will never have to make any calls whatsoever to CGFNS.

Once we receive your VisaScreen Certificate – you may be eligible for reimbursement of the application fee. Call toll free 800.201.9855 and speak to a VisaScreen Specialist for more details.


VisaScreen Certificate

Canadian Travel Nurses Important VisaScreen Certificate Information

What is a VisaScreen Certificate?
The CGFNS issues the VisaScreen Certificates. It is required of all foreign trained nurses and physical therapists coming to the United States to work as a healthcare professional. The VisaScreen Certificate is an educational review, licensure review, English language assessment and predictive examination for nurses.

If I am a Registered Nurse (RN), do I need to complete the NCLEX-RN examination in order to complete my VisaScreen process?
Yes, you will need to have your NCLEX-RN.

Do I need a VisaScreen Certificate if I am a Canadian entering the United States on a "TN" visa to work as a nurse?
Yes, pursuant to Section 343 of the Illegal Immigration Reform Act of 1996, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service will require that you possess a VisaScreen Certificate prior to being admitted as a TN.

How does MedStaff go about helping me obtain a VisaScreen Certificate?
MedStaff provides you with a VisaScreen Specialist, as part of our VisaScreen Assistance Program, who will handle the process of obtaining your VisaScreen Certificate from start to finish.

Does MedStaff reimburse me for obtaining the VisaScreen Certificate?
Yes. There is a reimbursement program when you obtain your VisaScreen Certificate for which you may be eligible.