Intra-Company Transfers


Qualified intra-company transferees will be issued a work permit that is exempt from the LMIA. This LMIA-exempt work permit category allows international companies to transfer their employees to their Canadian entity in order to improve management efficiencies, expansion in Canada, and increase competition in the overseas markets. These work permits are available to individuals who are managers, executives, and specialized knowledge workers employed with an international company, with minimum one year of continuous work experience with the company from outside of Canada within the last three years and are being transferred to Canada in a similar position, including for a start-up operation.


If you are an executive, a manager, or a specialized knowledge worker looking to transfer from your company overseas to a Canadian branch or affiliate, and have at least one year’s work experience with your company in the last three years, then you may be eligible to apply for a work permit as an intra-company transferee.

Start your initial consultation by filling out the Assessment Form. We will get back to you shortly with availability for your appointment.