The Intra-Company Transferee program is a work permit category that allows companies to transfer qualified employees to their Canadian branch, subsidiary, or affiliate. This program facilitates the movement of key personnel within the same company to ensure the continuity of operations, knowledge transfer, and international business expansion.
To be eligible under the Intra-Company Transferee program, the employee being transferred must have been employed by the foreign company for a specified period, usually at least one year, and have specialized knowledge, executive, or managerial experience. The Canadian employer must also have a qualifying relationship with the foreign company.
The Intra-Company Transferee work permit is typically issued for a specific duration, allowing the employee to work in Canada temporarily. It is important to note that this program applies to both inter-company transfers within the same company and to employees coming to Canada from a related foreign company. The program aims to promote business growth, facilitate international trade, and foster innovation by enabling the seamless transfer of skilled employees within multinational organizations.