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What Is the Process for a Canadian Citizen to Obtain a U.S. Green Card?

There are several ways to get a green card but the two most popular ways are through an employer or family sponsor. A typical path for someone like yourself is to change status from an F1 to an H1B if your employer is willing. The employer would then also sponsor you for your green card. There are ways to get a green card without sponsorship but they are not as common. Unfortunately, the TN visa is not a dual intent visa. This means that you always have to show non-immigrant intent and this can be tricky if on a TN visa and applying for permanent residence. There are, however, strategic ways around this if need be.