A Vocational Counselor provides career counseling to help individuals with their career decisions. Vocational Counselors typically study and evaluate their clients’ work history, education, interests, training and personality traits. To help their clients come up with career decisions, they may conduct aptitude and achievement tests. A Vocational Counselor also works closely with individuals to develop their skills in job searching, and helps clients locate and apply for jobs.
Another task of the Vocational Counselor is to provide support to individuals who experience job stress, job loss and other career transition issues. Some potential job titles of Vocational Counselor are Career Services Director, Counselor, Academic Counselor, Career Counselor, Career Center Director and Advisor.
To qualify for TN Vocational Counselor non-immigrant status, the applicant for Vocational Counselor profession must have earned, and is able to provide proof of the following educational requirements:
- Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree
The applicant for TN Vocational Counselor 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 Vocational Counselor professional status.
A qualified Vocational Counselor 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.