Meteorologists typically study the causes of certain conditions of weather by analyzing the information they obtained from upper atmosphere, sea and land. They use computerized and mathematical models to make meteorological forecasts, whether short-range or long-range forecasts, regarding weather and climate patterns. One of the aspects which make use meteorological forecasts are the Meteorological Phenomena, which refer to observable weather events that the science of meteorology is able to explain such as tropical storm, thunder snow, hurricane and many others. Meteorologists are able to forecast these meteorological phenomena as these events are bound by variables existing in the atmosphere, such as air pressure, temperature and water vapor.
Aside from forecasting, Meteorologists also study the impact of the weather on environment, and conduct experiment into climate change, weather patterns and models of weather prediction. Some other potential job titles of Meteorologist are Forecaster, Science and Operations Officer (SOO), General Forecaster, Broadcast Meteorologist, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, Weather Forecaster, Hydrometeorological Technician and Meteorologist-in-Charge.
To qualify for TN Meteorologist non-immigrant status, the applicant for Meteorologist profession must have earned, and is able to provide proof of the following educational requirements:
- Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree
The applicant for TN Meteorologist 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 Meteorologist professional status.
A qualified Meteorologist 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.