The International Mobility Program or Intra-Company Transfer (as it is commonly known) is an immigration pathway for high-skilled workers to temporarily work in Canada. If an international corporation has a branch in Canada, the company can have their employees get transferred to the branch at the Canadian location. This is an LMIA-exempt work permit hence, it allows the employees and the company to avoid applying for LMIA. Not only does this program benefit the company and its employees but also contributes to the Canadian economy as highly skilled workers transfer their expertise to Canadian businesses.
NAFTA is an international trade agreement pact between Canada, the United States, and Mexico. It facilitates the transfer of high skilled labor between these countries. American and Mexican countries can transfer their employees to Canadian branch of the enterprise. It is available for enterprises that have a qualifying relationship with a parent company, branch, subsidiary or affiliate in Canada. Generally, the requirements for this program are similar to those of the Intra-Company work permit transfer. Similarly, the eligible employees through this program are exempted from the LMIA requirement.
Generally, it takes 2-10 weeks to process an Intra-Company Transfer. However, there are priority processing options. These priority cases are for visa-exempt countries and in these cases, it takes a two-week processing period. Note that the time taken for the applicant's biometrics processing is not included in these two weeks.
Acquiring a PR means the applicant can work and settle anywhere in Canada. Usually, the intra-company transferees are considered to be in a strong position to receive permanent residency.
In 2015, the Express Entry immigration pathway became one of the most popular programs of economic immigration to Canada. Since then, the Intra-Company transferees received a major boost as the Express Entry System allowed the ITC applicants to obtain Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) while being LMIA exempt. This helps the ITC transferees to increase their CRS scores that in turn increases the chances of being invited to apply for a Provincial nomination or a PR.
Our team of experts at Nationwide Visas ensures that your visa application meets the highest documentation standards to improve your chances of getting approved. As we are the best Canada Immigration Consultants, we help you assess your profile and guide you at every step of your Intra-Company Transfer application.