Immigrating to Canada as An Intra-Company Transferee
- Currently employed at a multi-national company and seeking entry to work in a parent, subsidiary, branch, or affiliate of that enterprise.
- Transferring to an enterprise with a qualifying relationship with the company they are currently employed at.
- Being transferred to a position as an executive, senior manager, or in a specialized knowledge capacity.
- Employed continuously by a company that plans to transfer them outside Canada in a similar full-time position for at least one year in the three years immediately preceding the initial application.
- Coming to Canada for a temporary period only.
- Adhere to all immigration requirements for temporary entry.
- Direct management or a significant component or function of the organization
- Establish the goals and policies of the organization, component, or function
- Practice wide latitude in discretionary decision-making
- Receive only general supervision or direction from higher-level executives, the board of directors, or stockholders.
- Manage the organization, department, subdivision, function, or component.
- Supervise the work of other managers or supervisors;
- Has the authority to hire, fire, or recommend these and other personnel actions.
- Exercise discretion over day-to-day operations of the activity or function for which the employee has the authority.
A position in a specialized knowledge capacity requires a high degree of proprietary knowledge and advanced expertise. What exactly does this mean?
- Proprietary knowledge: company-specific expertise related to its products or services. The company has not divulged specifications allowing other companies to duplicate the product or service.
- Advanced expertise: specialized knowledge gained through significant and recent experience with the organization and used by the individual to contribute significantly to the employer’s productivity.