Geneticists study the genetics, heredity, science of genes and variation of organisms. They perform experiments and analyze the collected data. Geneticists can be employed as lecturers or researchers. They can also be employed as Medical Doctors’ consultants to evaluate, diagnose and manage patients with congenital malformations or hereditary conditions, genetic risk calculation, or analyze mutations. They are also involved in more specific genetics courses such as transmission, molecular, quantitative, population and ecological genetics.
Geneticists may work in various fields and perform variety of functions in fields of agriculture, medicine, general sciences, wildlife, and such other fields. Some other potential job titles of Geneticist are Assistant Professor, Professor, Research Scientist, Associate Professor, Clinical Cytogenetics Director, Associate Professor of Genetics, Medical Genetics Director and Clinical Molecular Genetics Laboratory Director.
To qualify for TN Geneticist non-immigrant status, the applicant for Geneticist profession must have earned, and is able to provide proof of the following educational requirements:
- Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree
The applicant for TN Geneticist 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 Geneticist professional status.
A qualified Geneticist 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.