Upon termination from the UW the TN beneficiary is expected to depart the US immediately. A grace period of up to 60 days may be available from the Department of Homeland Security, but is not automatic or guaranteed. If the TN worker is interested in this grace period, they should contact a private immigration attorney to discuss.
Change of Title and/or Academic Department
The TN classification is “job-specific” and cannot generally be “transferred” to another job or department on campus. See: How to sponsor an initial TN
Change of Employer or Multiple Employers
It is possible for a TN to change employers or even work with multiple employers simultaneously. However, all employment must be authorized in advance by US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
A TN maintains lawful visa status in the US only when maintaining paid employment. Before approving an unpaid leave for an employee in TN status, contact International Scholars Operations (ISO).
Outside Professional Activities
UW employees in TN status may have occasion to give lectures at other institutions or conferences. They cannot receive honorarium or other monetary or material gain for such activities, although reimbursement for travel and reasonable expenses is allowed.