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I am a Canadian citizen looking for a job in the USA. My plan is to get a job in the USA and then apply for a TN visa. Here are my questions:

  1. When I apply for jobs in the USA, the employers ask whether I'm authorized to work in the USA. Am I authorized in this situation?
  2. Working with a TN visa doesn't require employer sponsorship, does it? (I'm thinking that I'll just need the employment letter to get the visa at the port of entry).
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No, you're not yet authorized to work in the United States. You could include information about a TN visa in your cover letter.

You are correct that you can apply for the visa at the border directly with a letter from your (prospective) employer. The employer alternatively could file form I-129. Then you would present the approved form at the border instead.

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