Intra-Company Transfer Program
The intra-company transfer program enables International companies to temporarily transfer qualified employees to Canada for the purpose of improving management, increasing Canadian exports, and driving competitiveness with overseas markets. International companies with a parent company in Canada can bring key employees from abroad to Canada via the Intra-Company Transfer program.
Excluded from program are Work Permits which require a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), notwithstanding qualifying individuals must comply with the appropriate regulations relating to working temporarily in Canada, as well as obtaining a Temporary Resident Visa, if applicable.
Qualified intra-company transferees require do require a temporary work permit but do not require an LMIA as these workers provide a significant economic benefit to Canada through the transfer of their knowledge, skills expertise to the Canadian business. These regulations apply to Foreign nationals, of any country including under the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) and citizens of a country which has signed a free trade agreement (FTA) with Canada, namely NAFTA (and similar FTAs).
Canadian Work Permit HR initiative
The Canada Work Permit HR initiative is designed to assist employers navigate the complex process of employing International employees.
Immigrate4Canada business client team work with individual owner/client to formulate a strategic an inter-company transfer plan.
Hire employees you need
Individuals destined to be transferred are required to have a minimum of one year full-time professional experience with a foreign company, and to undertake similar work in Canada. The following categories are eligible.
- Executive: An executive defined as an employee responsible for directing the managerial aspects of the business or its major aspects.
- Senior Managerial: A Senior Managerial position defined as an senior employee responsible for managing all or some the key areas of the business, as well as other junior managers and employees.
- Specialized Knowledge: This category of employees is for individuals who posses ‘specialized knowledge’ of the business, its products and or its services.
For an International employee to obtain a work permit, the Canadian business has to show a certified relationship with its foreign counterpart, and the same for its employee. International organizations desiring to setup a Canadian enterprise could utilize the Intra-Company Transfer Program to bring important workers into Canada to kick-start its operations.Recruiting through the Intra-Company Transfer Program
To establish your companies’ eligibility for the Intra-Company Transfer Program, please fill the form and submit your work permit issues to our immigration experts.
Recruiting through the Intra-Company Transfer Program
To learn if you or your business qualifies to hire through the inter-company transfer program, please contact a member of the immigrate4canada team.