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Intra-company transferees work permit is a way for senior managers or businessmen to get a work permit first, and then to get permanent residency through the federal work experience program or provincial skilled worker programs. Foreign companies that are establishing or purchasing a subsidiary, branch, or affiliate enterprise in Canada can transfer employees in an executive, senior managerial, or specialized knowledge capacity to work in a Canadian enterprise.

The ICT program is a two-stage process.

Stage 1: submit application ---->Temporary Work Permit

Stage 2: Apply for skilled workers----> Permanent Residence

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Intra-company

Transferees

Eligibility

01/ Employee requirement

    You must have worked full time for the foreign company for at least one year in the 3 years period immediately preceding the application.

02/ Company requirement

    a) The foreign company must have established and operated in their home country for at least 3 years and the revenue of the company was at least CAD$1,000,000 in recent years, and the number of employers is at least 15; or

     b) The foreign company must have established and operated in their home country for at least 5 years and the revenue of the company was at least CAD$500,000 in recent years, and the number of employers is at least 15;

     c) Invest at least CAD$200,000 to establish a subsidiary, branch or affiliate enterprise in Canada

03/ Permanent Residency Pathway

    a) B.C. - Skilled Worker Immigration

  • The applicant must have at least two (2) years of directly related work experience

  • The company must have operated in B.C. for at least one year.

  • The company must have at least 5 full-time employees in B.C. if it is located within the Greater Vancouver Regional District.

  • The company must have at least 3 full-time employees in B.C. if it is located outside the Greater Vancouver Regional District.

  • In the five years preceding your application, and throughout the BC PNP application process, you and your spouse or common-law partner must not have held a combined ownership/equity stake of more than 10 percent in the B.C. company that has offered you employment.

   

     b) Saskatchewan - Skilled Worker With Existing Work Permit

  • The company must have operated in Saskatchewan for at least one year.

  • The owner must be a permanent resident or a citizen of Canada.

  • Get a valid SINP Job Approval Letter.

    C) Manitoba - Skilled worker in Manitoba

  • The company must have operated in Manitoba for at least six months.

  • you and your spouse or common-law partner must not have held a combined ownership/equity stake in the company.

    d) Federal - Canada Experience Class

  • The company must have operated in Canada except for Quebec for at least one year.

  • Language requirement: at least CLB 7 ( IELTS: Listening 6/Speaking 6/Writing 6/Reading 6). 

  • Apply for a LMIA.

Application Process

Assess eligibility

Incorporate a subsidiary enterprise in Canada

Open business bank account in Canada

Transfer initial investment to Canada

Prepare a business plan

Prepare work permit application documents

Apply for a work permit

Receive the work permit

Operate the company in Canada

Apply for Provincial Nomination or CEC

CEC: Receive Permanent Residency

Provincial Nomination: Apply for PR

Receive Permanent Residency

1-2 weeks

2-3 months

3-4 months

3 months

at least 1 year

6 months

12 months