Intra-company Transferees

Transferring Human Capital to Canada

International companies with an affiliate, branch, parent-company or subsidiary in Canada are eligible to transfer essential employees from overseas.

The intra-company transferee program allows workers from abroad to obtain a work permit with their employer being exempt from the requirement to obtain a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).

Who can transfer to work in Canada?

Employees who have specialized knowledge or are working in the capacity as executives, senior managers and functional managers may qualify for a work permit under the program.

Individuals with specialized knowledge of the company’s product or service must have proprietary knowledge and advanced expertise.

Executives direct the management or major components and functions of the business, while receiving only general supervision or direction from other executives, directors or shareholders.

Senior managers supervise and control the work of other managers or supervisors and manage essential functions within the business or a division. They also exercise discretion over the day-to-day operations of the activity or function for which the employee has the authority.

Functional managers handle essential functions, which are generally indispensable or extremely valuable, but are not required to manage other staff. Junior managers such as supervisors and foremen do not fall within this category.

How does an employer qualify?

A qualifying relationship between the business and he worker will need to be established. The essential element in determining this relationship is the right of the employer to order and control the employee in the performance of their work.

What to do next

Getting started is simple, just fill out our Free Assessment form, or call us toll free at 1-888-368-4608 for an assessment of your immigration matter.