Horticulturists are typically knowledgeable in plant cultivation, including preparation of soil for planting seeds, cuttings or tubers. They conduct research in cultivation and propagation of plants, production of crops, genetic engineering as well as plant breeding, genetic engineering, plant physiology and plant biochemistry. They work to improve crop quality, nutritional values, yield, and resistance to diseases and insects.
While Agriculturists are involved in large-scale crop cultivation, the Horticulturists are involved in smaller-scale production, distribution and selling of plants and food crops. Some other potential job titles of Horticulturist are Greenhouse Manager, Production Manager, Nursery Manager, Propagation Manager, Grower, Farm Manager, Harvesting Manager, Perennial House Manager and Garden Center Manager.
To qualify for a TN Visa as a Horticulturist, the applicant for the TN visa must have earned, and is able to provide proof of the following educational requirements:
Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree
The applicant for a TN Visa as Horticulturist 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 Visa stay
If the applicant is able to provide evidence of the requirements enumerated above, he/she may qualify for a TN Visa as a Horticulturist.
A qualified Horticulturist can obtain a TN Visa for a maximum of three years. Any extension of the status may be issued for up to three year 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.