A Detailed Guide On Intra-company Transfer

What Is Intra-Company Transfer?

High-skilled overseas workers may temporarily work in Canada under the International Mobility Program (IMP) as intra-company transferees (ICT). An employee of an international company can transfer to a Canadian location if that company maintains a branch there. Employers don’t require to conduct a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) when bringing international employees to Canada as internal transfers. These employees contribute significantly to Canada’s economy by transferring their skills to local companies. For a better overview of Intra Company Transfer it’s best to reach out to the Canadian immigration lawyers in Dubai.

Requirement For The Intra-Company Transfer

This program is open to everyone who is working or who owns a foreign business with a parent company based in Canada. Only a highly skilled worker who can fulfill the requirements is eligible for the intra-company transfer to Canada. The foreign employee must have held a similar position for at least a year as a full-time employee at the time of the transfer. The organization must be a real, registered business that has been in operation for at least a year.

Processing Time For Intra-company Transfers And Validity Of The Time Frame

Although there are options for priority processing, Intra-Company Transfer (ICT) typically takes 2 to 10 weeks. People who are eligible for the 2-week processing duration will receive their Intra-Company Transfer visa in that time. The intra-company transfer is valid for one year, and if you want to resume your work permit through this method, show proof that the Canadian companies still have a qualifying relationship and for further details get help from the best immigration lawyers in Dubai.

General Requirements.

  • Looking for entrance into Canada to work for a parent or affiliate of a business where you hold a position.
  • You will be starting a new job at a legitimate and operating establishment of a company.
  • Moving from one executive, senior managerial, or knowledge-specific role to another.
  • Have been working continuously for at least one year in a comparable full-time capacity by the company. 
  • Just visiting Canada on a short-term basis.
  • You meet all requirements for temporary entry with regard to immigration.

Company Requirements

  • In order to accommodate the Canadian business, the company needs to acquire physical space, especially when it comes to specialist knowledge. 
  • The company must present practical staffing strategies for the new operation.
  • The business should have the resources to launch operations in Canada and pay staff.

When moving a specialist knowledge worker, the company must show that it remains in operation and guarantee that work is looked after by the Canadian operation.

Intra-Company Transfer Categories

To work in Canada through the Intra-Company Transfer foreign employees must fall under one of the following three categories:

  1. Executives: In this position, you directly manage the firm or an important part of the company.
  2. Senior Manager: You manage all the parts of the company and the employees work under your supervision.
  3. Employees with specialized knowledge: Knowledge must be beyond the ordinary and not commonplace within the industry.

For all the categories mentioned above, workers must have at least one year of full-time job experience with the foreign branch.

Duration of Work Permit
The work permit is provided for a year. If the Canadian company is a subsidiary of a foreign company that has been in operation for some time, the IRCC may in some circumstances provide a work visa for a period of two years.

The work visa is renewable on an ongoing basis if all program requirements are met (for periods of two to three years each and up to seven years overall).

Can Intra Company Transfer Apply For Permanent Residence In Canada?

The response is “Yes” to this. Even though the intra-company transfer is just temporary, it could be quite beneficial and serve as a tool to boost PR. It can be a great alternative for an intra-company transferee to pursue Canadian permanent residency because they can apply using their Canadian job experience. Intra-company transferees can easily raise their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score since they can earn Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points when they apply for permanent residency without first receiving an LMIA.

There may be alternatives to the Express Entry system, such as one of the Provincial Nominee Programs, for obtaining permanent residency.
Some people who move inside a corporation to Canada may eventually obtain Canadian citizenship. 

Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS)

For applicants submitting through the federal government’s skilled program, the CRS is a point-based system used to assess your profile and rank it in the express entry. Every two weeks, the federal government holds admission drawings, and the Candidate meeting the cut off scores is sent an Invitation to Apply (ITA)

CRS assesses your:

  • skills
  • education
  • language ability
  • work experience
  • other factors

Refusal of an Intra-Company Transfer
1. No defending connections between Canadian and foreign organizations
2. There is no qualifying tie between the foreign employee’s employer.
3. The position is not eligible and does not meet the requirements

Why ACE?

Ace Luxury Immigrations Solutions is a law firm comprising of legal counsel and the best immigration lawyers in Dubai. The firm has approval from the government to help you with immigration issues. It is our responsibility to make sure that all paperwork is accurate, complete, and delivered on time to the immigration department. We make an effort to provide you with the best legal representation possible at a fair price.