ICT Visa for Employment in Canada

Intra-Company Transfer Visa for Employment in Canada

International workers frequently relocate to Canada through intra-
company transfers. Through the intra-company transfer programme, you
could be able to obtain a Canadian work permit if your employer has a
parent business, branch, subsidiary, or affiliate in Canada.

A temporary work permit is granted to accepted applicants through the
intra-company transfer programme. As Canadian work experience is
highly prized under Canada's points-based immigration system, intra-
company transferees may use their Canadian work experience as a
stepping stone to permanent residence in the country.

The spouse or common-law partner of the intra-company transferee is
eligible for an open work permit, allowing them to join the foreign worker
in Canada along with them.

Employers are excluded from the requirement to conduct a Labour
Market Impact Assessment when bringing foreign employees to Canada
as internal transfers (LMIA). Because of this, the procedure may be
easier, quicker, and more affordable than using an LMIA. The transfer of
qualified intra-company transferees' skills and expertise to the Canadian
labour market results in "substantial economic advantage to Canada."
Any nation may send employees to another company within.

Categories of intra-company transfers to Canada

Foreign employees must fit into one of three categories in order to be qualified to work in Canada under the Intra-Company Transfer program:

1. Executives oversee the overall operation of the company or a significant portion of it, and they only occasionally or infrequently report to higher level executives.

     When someone works in an executive capacity, they typically:

  • Directs the management of the company or a significant component or function of the company.
  • Establishes the objectives and policies of the company, component, or function.
  • Exercises considerable discretion in making decisions.
  • Receives only general direction from higher level executives, the company’s board of directors, or its stockholders.

2. Senior managers oversee or control the work of other managers or professional staff while managing the entire business or just a portion of it.

      When an employee has managerial capacity, they primarily:

  • Oversees and controls the work of other managers or supervisors.
  • Professional personnel; or manages an essential function inside the organization, or a department or subdivision of the organization.
  • Manages the organization, a department, subdivision, function, or component of the organization.
3. Workers with “specific knowledge” can exhibit advanced levels of skill in the operations and procedures of the company or specialist knowledge of its product or service.
All employees who are moving to Canada must have at least one year of full-time work experience with the foreign company and be doing the same type of work when they arrive. A qualifying relationship between the employer and the worker is necessary for the issuance of a work permit.

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