Intra-Company Transferees2018-07-30T17:19:02+00:00

Intra-Company Transferees

International businesses that have a parent company, branch, subsidiary, or affiliate in Canada can bring key employees from India and other countries into Canada through the Intra-Company Transfer program.

Canadian Work Permits received through this program have the advantage of being exempt from the requirement to obtain a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). Still, LMIA-exempt workers and employers who use the Intra-Company Transfer program must continue to comply with all requirements to obtain a Temporary Resident Visa, if applicable.

To be eligible, transferees must have at least one year of full-time work experience with the foreign company, and they must be planning to perform comparable work for the Canadian affiliate. The work in Canada must be one of three types –


To be considered an executive, you must be responsible for the management of the company or one of its main operating units.

Senior Managerial

A senior manager is an employee who manages all or part of the enterprise and supervises or controls the work of other managers and employees.

Specialized Knowledge

This is an employee who can demonstrate specialized knowledge of the enterprise’s product or service or an advanced level of expertise in its operating processes.

In order for you to receive a Work Permit, the Canadian business must show a qualifying relationship with its foreign counterpart, as well as a qualifying relationship with you as the employee.

Businesses in India, China and Asia that seek to establish a Canadian branch may use the Intra-Company Transfer program to bring critical workers here for start-up operations.

Xenoom can help you with this option. To learn more about the Intra-Company Transfer program,