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Intra-company transferees work permit is a way for senior managers or business man to get 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 Canadian enterprise.

The ICT program is a two-stage process.

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

Stage 2: apply for skilled workers----> Permenant 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 at least 3 years and the revenue of the company was at least CAD$1,000,000 in recent year, and the number of employers is at least 15; or

     b) The foreign company must have established and operated in their home country at least 5 years and the revenue of the company was at least CAD$500,000 in recent year, 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/ Permanet 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 per cent in the B.C. company that has offered you employment.

   

     b) Saskatchewan - Skilled Worker With Existing Work Permit

  • The company must have operated in Saskachewan 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 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 company in Canada

Apply for Provincial Nomination or CEC

CEC: Receive Permanent Residengcy

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