Epidemiologists study the population’s health events, characteristics and determinant patterns, and conduct public health research to identify risk factors of diseases and to aid in developing preventive medicine. Epidemiologists collect and analyze statistical data, interpret, and disseminate results of their study. Most Epidemiologists work on outbreak investigation, surveillance of diseases, as well as screening, biomonitoring and comparison of the effects of administered treatments such as in clinical trials.
Epidemiologists use their knowledge of biology, biostatistics, exposure assessment and social science in conducting and analyzing their research. Some other potential job titles of Epidemiologist are Infection Control Practitioner (ICP), Nurse Epidemiologist, Research Epidemiologist, Epidemiology Investigator, Chronic Disease Epidemiologist, Epidemiologist Advanced, Communicable Disease Specialist, Environmental Epidemiologist and State Epidemiologist.
To qualify for TN Epidemiologist non-immigrant status, the applicant for Epidemiologist profession must have earned, and is able to provide proof of the following educational requirements:
- Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree
The applicant for TN Epidemiologist profession 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 stay
If the applicant is able to provide evidence of the requirements enumerated above, he/she may qualify for TN Epidemiologist professional status.
A qualified Epidemiologist can obtain TN 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 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.