The L-1 which involves a transfer from a Canadian company to an existing or new U.S. company. This application can be made at a U.S. border crossing. It does involve considerable paperwork and specificity in describing the employment and relationship of the companies. The requirements for a subclass the L-1B have changed recently to make it more difficult.
The TN visa was created in the NAFTA treaty and was supposed to make it easier for individuals with certain educational qualifications in selected job categories to work in the U.S. As the category has been abused over the years, in particular, management consultant, each application is heavily scrutinized and poorly prepared applications are frequently rejected.
The H-1B category is now basically a lottery as it is oversubscribed and available visas are filled on April 1 of each year.
There is a visa available to Canadian investors as well as investors from a few other countries which allows a person to operate a business in the U.S.
It also permits the investor to hire and bring to the U.S. workers from the investor’s country of citizenship. We have many clients that use this visa category.