Poultry Scientists conduct research regarding genetics, reproduction, breeding, nutrition, feeding, development and management of various classes of poultry products. They carefully examine the practices of selection and breeding for the purpose of increasing production efficiency and improving the quality of poultry products. Poultry Scientists study the nutritional requirements and develop improved practices in brooding, incubation, artificial insemination, rearing, housing as well as parasite control and prevention.
Poultry Scientists possess the expertise in raising and producing turkeys, chicken and ducks for meat and eggs, and apply the principles of chemistry and biology to improve poultry productivity. They are knowledgeable about food science and animal nutrition as well as sanitary poultry handling. Some other potential titles of Poultry Scientist are Poultry Nutritionist, Poultry Nutrition Consultant and Poultry Management Specialist.
To qualify for TN Poultry Scientist non-immigrant status, the applicant for Poultry Scientist profession must have earned, and is able to provide proof of the following educational requirements:
- Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree
The applicant for TN Poultry Scientist 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 Poultry Scientist professional status.
A qualified Poultry Scientist 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.