Securing a work permit for Canada can be challenging. The Intra-Company Transfer (ICT) program was designed to assist businesses that need temporary or specialised skills. Work permits in the ICT program are exempt from needing a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), however, they will need to be in a managerial, executive or specialised knowledge category.
The company can hire a foreign skilled employee through the ICT program which would allow them to live and work in Canada, this is an ideal situation however the criteria for the company and the skilled worker needs to be considered.
Employees must be currently employed at a multi-national company. The transfer must happen within the same framework as the current employer and have a qualifying relationship. The Employee needs to have a legitimate offer at an established company in Canada. The Employee needs at least one year (out of the last three) of work experience in a similar role to the one they will be taking up in Canada.
Companies need to have a parent company or subsidiary branch with a Canadian organization to apply for the ICT program. The company in Canada employing foreigner need to be operational rather than just a physical location. Business must continue for the Canadian company and the Multi-National company.
An ICT pathway is a secure pathway; however, it can be challenging. At New World Immigration, we are the correct registrations and systems in place to explore these options with you. In parallel to the ICT program, we would enter you into the Express Entry and wait for your points before securing an invite to permanent residency.