An Animal Breeder possesses genetic knowledge and conformation for selecting breeding stock that produces superior offspring. Breeders are trusted for producing animals to be used for various purposes such as consumption, companionship, sports and shows because they carefully propagate valuable traits when they plan for breeding such as high production of milk in dairy cows. They usually facilitate breeding by artificial insemination or live cover, administer medications or supplements, assist with birthing problems, feeding, maintaining enclosures or cages and keeping detailed health records of animals.
An Animal Breeder may specialize in various species for commercial, companion or competition purposes. Some of the animals that breeders commonly deal with are cats, dogs, goats, horses, rabbits, cattle, fish, sheep, reptiles, exotic birds, or poultry. Some other potential job titles of Animal Breeder are Dog Breeder, Artificial Insemination Technician (AI Technician), Breeder, Breeding Manager, Animal Technician, Stallion Manager, Broodmare Foreman, Cat Breeder, Equine Breeder and Cattery Operator.
To qualify for a TN Visa as an Animal Breeder, the applicant for the TN visa must have earned, and is able to provide proof of the following educational requirements:
- Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree
The applicant for a TN Visa as an Animal Breeder must also provide the additional requirements:
- Proof of Canadian citizenship;
- A detailed support 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 an Animal Breeder.
A qualified Animal Breeder can obtain TN Visa Professional status for a maximum of three years. Any extension of the status may be issued for up to one year 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.