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Intra Company Transferee

Intra-Company Transferee Business Work Visa

Intra-Company transfer allows international companies, who either currently have an established branch in Canada or who plan to establish a new business in Canada, to temporarily transfer senior executives, managers or employees with specialized knowledge to their location in Canada.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be currently employed by an international company
  • Have been working for the company or its affiliates in a similar position for at least one year in the preceding three-year period
  • In the case of "specialized knowledge", evidence that the person has such knowledge and this type of knowledge is not available in Canada

Qualified intra-company transferee require work permits and are exempted from the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) as they provide significant economic benefit to Canada. This applies to foreign nationals from any country, including under the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS)

Citizens of certain countries may also require a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) and an immigration medical examination as part of the work permit application process.