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 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) <link to USMCA page> is the most well known of these, but Canada has other agreements in place as well that may be relevant to your circumstance.
Managing Intra-Company Transfers with Speed and Skill
Being able to transfer employees from one office to another in Canada is a very important part of business success. But a mistake or misunderstanding of the rules around intra-company transfers could delay the process.
Kaminker & Associates has successfully transferred international employees to Canadian offices. Our team of dedicated immigration lawyers in Toronto will help you understand the best path for your employees to work in Canada, ensure you are eligible for potential LMIA exemptions, and make sure that all paperwork and documentation is accurate and complete.
Our team is constantly keeping up with any changes to immigration law that may impact your case and will be able to offer up-to-date advice so that your team can focus on your business.
When to Contact Us
If you are planning on transferring an employee from a foreign office to a Canadian one.