Qualifying Occupations

The qualifying occupations are:

  • accountant
  • architect (degree or license)
  • computer systems analyst (with a college degree, postsecondary diploma, or postsecondary certificate and three years’ experience)
  • dentist (professional degree or license)
  • disaster relief claims adjuster (training plus a degree or three years’ experience)
  • economist
  • engineer (degree or license)
  • forester (degree or license)
  • graphic designer (degree or postsecondary  diploma plus three years’ experience)
  • hotel manager (licensure degree, or diploma or certificate plus three years’ experience)
  • industrial designer (degree, or certificate or diploma plus three years’ experience)
  • interior designer (degree, or certificate or diploma plus three years’ experience)
  • land surveyor (degree or license)
  • landscape architect
  • lawyer (member of Canadian, Mexican, or U.S. bar)
  • librarian (Master’s degree)
  • management consultant (degree or five years’ experience)
  • mathematician (including statistician)
  • medical professions:
    •  dietitian (degree or license)
    •  medical lab technologist (degree, or certificate or diploma plus three years’ experience)
    •  nutritionist
    •  occupational therapist (degree or license)
    •  pharmacist (degree or license)
    •  physician (M.D.; teaching or research position only)
    •  physio/physical therapist (degree or license)
    •  psychologist
    •  recreational therapist
    •  registered nurse (license)
    •  veterinarian (professional degree or license)
    • range manager or conservationist
    • research assistant (for colleges or universities only)
    • scientific technician (degree not required if you are working with professionals in: agricultural sciences, astronomy, biology, chemistry, engineering, forestry, geology, geophysics, meteorology, or physics)
    • scientist working as:
      •  agronomist
      •  agriculturist
      •  animal breeder
      •  animal scientist
      •  apiculturist
      •  astronomer
      •  biochemist
      •  biologist
      •  chemist
      •  dairy scientist
      •  entomologist
      •  epidemiologist
      •  geneticist
      •  geochemist
      •  geologist
      •  geophysicist
      •  horticulturist
      •  meteorologist
      •  pharmacologist
      •  physicist
      •  plant breeder
      •  poultry scientist
      •  soil scientist
      •  zoologist
      • social worker
      • silviculturist
      • teacher (at a college, university, or seminary only)
      • technical publications writer (degree, diploma, or certificate plus three years’ experience)
      • urban planner, and
      • vocational counselor.