LMIA EXEMPT INTRA-COMPANY TRANSFEREES
Around the world more and more companies have offices in many countries. Thus, if your parent company, branch, subsidiary or affiliate in Canada has need of certain key employees then you may be able to bring them over faster by taking advantage of this program.
CIP is here to help you prove that your employees meet the requirements so that they get their work permit and temporary resident visa that much faster.
Transferees must have one year or more of work experience with the foreign enterprise and be coming to Canada to perform equivalent work for the Canadian partner.
There are several options for you as an employee to apply:
- A person who can prove knowledge of the enterprises product or service or an advanced level of proficiency in the enterprise procedures.
- A person who can mainly direct the management of the business.
- A person who manages all or part of the business and or controls the work of other managers or professional employees.
For the foreign worker to receive a Work Permit, the Canadian business will have to demonstrate a qualifying relationship with its foreign counterpart, as well as a qualifying relationship with its employee.
Foreign businesses wishing to establish a Canadian enterprise may use the Intra-Company Transfer program to bring critical workers to the country for start-up operations.
Is your business eligible for this LMIA-exempt category?
Find out by contacting CIP today. We’re experts at helping employers simplify the process of hiring foreign workers. We’ll walk them (and you) through every step of the immigration process, helping it move as quickly as possible. This is all the more vital when you’re bringing over key employees, so don’t wait. Call, or e-mail us to get started.