I have a science degree from a Canadian university. I am thinking of switching fields and going into marketing. I am looking at diploma programs in both Canada and USA (3-6 month online certifications) in marketing. I also have experience working in the marketing field.
You may be able to qualify for the TN with your science degree. As to the H-1B , you and a prospective employer will have to wait until next year for a cap subject H-1B visa.
An H-1B only requires a bachelor degree, as does the TN. I see no benefit of getting an additional diploma from an immigration standpoint unless it is a Master's degree. It will only make you more marketable for employers. The TN does not have an annual cap like the H-1B, so that remains your only option for this year if you are a Canadian national.
Your online certification in marketing will not qualify you for an H-1B. Please see below:
Mr. Shusterman's (former INS Trial Attorney, 1976-82) response to your question is general in nature, as not all the facts are known to him. You should retain an attorney experienced in immigration law to review all the facts in your case in order to receive advice specific to your case. Mr. Shusterman's statement above does not create an attorney/client relationship.
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