Intra-Company Transfer (ICT) is a program that allows multinational companies to transfer employees from their foreign offices to their Canadian offices temporarily. This program aims to help companies meet their business needs by transferring key employees to their Canadian operations. The program is designed to make it easier for multinational companies to do business in Canada and to help facilitate the growth of the Canadian economy.
Eligibility and Requirements
To be eligible for the ICT program, several requirements must be met. First, the company must have a parent, subsidiary, affiliate, or branch in Canada and in the foreign country. Secondly, the transferred employee must have been employed by the company for at least one continuous year in the three years preceding the transfer. Thirdly, the transferred employee must have specialized knowledge or expertise that is required for the Canadian operation.
Once the requirements are met, the next step is to apply for a work permit. To apply, the company must provide proof of their business operations in both Canada and the foreign country. As well as proof of the employee’s specialized knowledge or expertise. The application must include a job offer from the Canadian company and a letter of support from the foreign company.
The processing time for an ICT work permit application can vary, but it typically takes several months. During this time, the Canadian government will assess the information provided and may request additional information or documentation if necessary. Once the application is approved, the transferred employee will be issued a work permit. That will allow them to work in Canada for the specified period of time.
Benefits of ICT
Apart from the career advancement opportunities that ICT offers the applicant, their family can also enjoy many benefits in Canada. If you get approved for an ICT, you will be eligible for an LMIA-exempt work permit, while your spouse/common-law partner can get an open work permit. Both of you will be able to work on your business at a high TEER level. Making you become easily eligible to apply for permanent residence after 1 year of managing your business in the country.
Additionally, you and your family can enjoy all the high standards of living in Canada. Including free healthcare and free education for your children up to the end of secondary school.
Your ICT Application with mana immigration
Having the assistance of a professional immigration company can greatly increase the chances of success in an ICT application. At mana immigration, we offer personalized and expert support to clients seeking to transfer employees through the ICT program and have a deep understanding of the requirements and processes involved. We can guide clients through the application process, ensuring that all necessary information and documentation is submitted accurately and in a timely manner. Our experts provide assistance in addressing any questions or concerns that may arise. With our professional network of immigration lawyers and experts, mana immigration can provide additional support and expertise as needed, making the ICT application process stress-free and efficient for clients.