TN Application Approved for Agricultural Science Technician in Plant Propagation Industry.

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.