Geochemists collect and analyze samples from land piles of abandoned mines, and perform studies for determining the components or geology of rocks and how the elements in rocks affect the waters. They also test waters which came in contact with minerals waste piles to determine their metal content and acidity. Their primary focus is on the distribution and amount of chemical elements in minerals and rocks.
The work of the Geochemists serves as a guide for oil exploration, helps improve the quality of the water, and is used to develop plans for cleaning up toxic waste sites. Geochemists may work for oil and gas companies, research facilities, consultancies or educational institutions. Some other potential titles of Geochemist are Engineering Geologist, Geoscientist, Geophysicist, Mining Engineer, Wellsite Geologist and Hydrogeologist.
To qualify for TN Geochemist non-immigrant status, the applicant for Geochemist profession must have earned, and is able to provide proof of the following educational requirements:
- Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree
The applicant for TN Geochemist 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 Geochemist professional status.
A qualified Geochemist 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.