Today’s business is global, and companies have offices and talent located around the world. This global business environment means that you need to be able to get employees where they are needed to help your business succeed. Fortunately, international companies can transfer employees to Canada through an intra-company transfer.
In some cases, employees may be exempt from certain requirements to work in Canada. For example, intra-company transfers do not require a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment, saving you the time and money required to make an application and receive a positive result.
This typically applies to executive, managerial, or specialized knowledge positions, and is intended to improve the management effectiveness of the company, expand Canadian exports, or enhance the overall competitiveness of Canadian companies. The employee will still require a work permit to legally work in Canada.
Intra-company transfers may also be covered by international agreements between Canada and other countries. The United States, Mexico, Canada Agreement (USMCA) is the most well-known of these, but Canada has other agreements in place as well that may be relevant to your circumstance.