The company in this case, an experienced nursery, produced and distributed high quality finished plants and liners to customers across North America. The company produced its plants by propagation — the clonal reproduction of new plants from existing plants or plant parts. The company sought the services of a Canadian professional to propagate and maintain the company’s production of clematis.
We presented this case under the TN category for Scientific Technicians in the area of Agricultural Sciences. The Sci/Tech TN category requires theoretical knowledge of any of the following disciplines: agricultural sciences, astronomy, biology, chemistry, engineering, forestry, geology, geophysics, meteorology, or physics; and the ability to solve practical problems in any of those disciplines. A TN professional in this category must be seeking temporary entry for work in direct support of professionals in one of the outlined disciplines.
In this case, the applicant possessed a Bachelor’s degree and several years experience as a laboratory technician in a plant tissue culture laboratory. The applicant would also provide support services to a professional with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology.
This case was approved at a POE.