Intra Company Transferee (ICT)

The intra-company category permits international companies to temporarily transfer a qualified business and employees to Canada

This type of permit supports and allows for the transfer of employees or executives from a foreign-based company to its related Canadian company. The Intra-Company Transfer work permit encourages foreign senior-level executives to come to Canada, benefitting the Canadian economy with specialized knowledge and experience. 

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This program also has the added benefit of allowing the executive to be accompanied by a spouse on an open work permit. To be eligible for this work permit, the executive must have worked for the foreign company for at least one year, must have held a senior or managerial position or a specialized knowledge position, and must have been offered a job with a Canadian affiliate, branch, or subsidiary/parent of the foreign company. 

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Intra-company transferees may transfer their business to Canada under the general provision if:

  • The company has the financial ability to commence business in Canada and compensate employees
  • The company must provide realistic plan to run the new operations
  • The company must have its own registered office in Canada

Not all business owners can move their companies to Canada and to be eligible you must meet the following requirements: 

  • Your company in your home country must be active, selling, or providing services at the moment
  • Your company must be at least 1 year old. The older the company, the better it is
  • At least one employee should be hired by the company. The more employee, the better it is
  • While there is no minimum amount to operate a business in Canada, at least $100,000 should be present to sustain the business
  • The company should be officially incorporated or registered in the home country, with a complete tax payment record, and has its own registered office


Besides, not every person from your company or business group can migrate to work in Canada. The owner of the company, executives, supervisors, and key staff individuals can migrate to work in Canada.

To be successful as an intra-company transferee, you will need to satisfy an officer making a decision on your matter that you have the necessary skills and background to fulfill your intended purpose in Canada, your parent company abroad and the company in Canada have a qualifying relationship and you will be fulfilling your intended duties under the classification of an executive, managerial or specialized knowledge.

An application for an intra-company transferee work permit is a very document intensive and complicated application and we provide our expertise in getting the desired outcome for you and your business. We highly recommend you seek the assistance of a professional immigration representative.

Intra-company transferees may transfer their business to Canada under the general provision if:

    • The company has the financial ability to commence business in Canada and compensate employees
    • The company must provide realistic plan to run the new operations
    • The company must have its own registered office in Canada

Not all business owners can move their companies to Canada and to be eligible you must meet the following requirements: 

  • Your company in your home country must be active, selling, or providing services at the moment
  • Your company must be at least 1 year old. The older the company, the better it is
  • At least one employee should be hired by the company. The more employee, the better it is
  • While there is no minimum amount to operate a business in Canada, at least $100,000 should be present to sustain the business
  • The company should be officially incorporated or registered in the home country, with a complete tax payment record, and has its own registered office


Besides, not every person from your company or business group can migrate to work in Canada. The owner of the company, executives, supervisors, and key staff individuals can migrate to work in Canada.

To be successful as an intra-company transferee, you will need to satisfy an officer making a decision on your matter that you have the necessary skills and background to fulfill your intended purpose in Canada, your parent company abroad and the company in Canada have a qualifying relationship and you will be fulfilling your intended duties under the classification of an executive, managerial or specialized knowledge.

An application for an intra-company transferee work permit is a very document intensive and complicated application and we provide our expertise in getting the desired outcome for you and your business. We highly recommend you seek the assistance of a professional immigration representative.

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