The job of a Graphic Designer is to assemble typography, images or motion graphics to create a piece of graphic design for printed, published or electronic media. Some of the creations of a graphic designer are packaging, logos and displays that meet specific promotional and commercial requirements for use as advertising or brochures.
The main responsibility of a Graphic Designer is to present information in both memorable and accessible ways by using a wide range of mediums for achieving artistic or decorative effects. Other potential titles of a Graphic Designer are Creative Director, Graphic Artist, Design Director, Designer, Artist, Creative Manager, Desktop Publisher, Composing Room Supervisor, and Graphic Designer/Production.
To qualify for a TN Visa as a Graphic Designer under NAFTA non-immigrant status, the applicant must have earned, and is able to provide proof of the following educational requirements:
- Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree; OR
- Post-secondary Diploma OR
- Post-secondary Certificate, AND
- Three years experience.
The applicant for a TN Visa as a Graphic Designer under NAFTA must also provide the additional requirements:
- Proof of Canadian citizenship;
- A detailed letter from prospective employer;
- Proof of intent to return to his/her permanent residence in Canada at the expiration of the temporary TN Visa stay
If the applicant is able to provide evidence of the requirements enumerated above, he/she may qualify for a TN Visa as a Graphic Designer under NAFTA.
A qualified Graphic Designer can obtain TN Visa status for a maximum of three years. Any extension of the status may be issued for up to three years provided that the individual continues to comply with the requirements for TN Visa professionals. The number of extensions has no limit. However, the professional must continue to demonstrate that his/her employment is temporary in nature, and that his/her NAFTA entry is not used to bypass normal procedures of immigration.
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