A Forester basically manages private and public forested lands for economic, recreational and conservation purposes. There is broad a range of forest management activities that a Forester engages in, which includes ecological restoration, timber harvesting and managing protected areas with the purpose of direct extraction of raw material, conservation, outdoor recreation, hunting and aesthetics.
The concern of a Forester is not only about trees, but how the trees can effectively serve the humanity by managing forestlands for carbon sequestration, biodiversity and air quality. Other potential titles of a Forester are Fire Prevention Forester, Area Forester, Environmental Protection Forester, Chief Unit Forester, Regional Forester, Resource Forester, Urban Forester and Service Forester.
To qualify for a TN Visa as a Forester, the applicant for the TN visa must have earned, and is able to provide proof of the following educational requirements:
- Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree; or
- State/provincial license
The applicant for a TN Visa as a Forester must also provide the additional requirements:
- Proof of Canadian citizenship;
- A detailed letter from prospective employer;
- Proof of intent to return to his/her permanent residence in Canada at the expiration of the temporary TN Visa stay
If the applicant is able to provide evidence of the requirements enumerated above, he/she may qualify for a TN Visa Forester professional status.
A qualified Forester can obtain TN Visa Professional status for a maximum of three years. Any extension of the status may be issued for up to three years provided that the individual continues to comply with the requirements for TN Visa 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.