Intra-Company Transferee (ICT) Work Permit

The intra-company category permits international companies to temporarily transfer qualified employees to Canada for the purpose of improving management effectiveness, expanding Canadian exports, and enhancing competitiveness in overseas markets. Employees may immigrate to Canada after gaining Canadian work experience.

Do you own a business overseas looking to expand your business or immigrate to Canada? Are you being transferred to Canada for work?

Intra-company Transfer (ICT) work permit, also known as C12 work permit, allows foreign business owners, senior managers and workers with specialised knowledge to establish/get transferred to a branch, affiliate or subsidiary in Canada, and receives a work permit.

As a part of the International Mobility Program, ICT applicants do not need to apply for a Labour Market Impact Assessment. This will save applicants months in government processing time. Eligible applicants, or their spouse may apply for programs under the Express Entry system, or Provincial Nomination to immigrate to Canada.

We recommend ICT applicants to start their application process early, as almost all applicants need a business and many also need to incorporate their new company in Canada, which can take 3-6 months.

You may be eligible if you:

  • Are currently working for an international company and wanting to work in a parent, subsidiary, branch, or affiliate of that company;

  • Are transferring to a company that has a qualifying relationship with the company you are currently working for

  • Are being transferred to an executive, senior managerial, or specialized knowledge position 

  • Have been employed (through payroll or contract directly with the company) at a company that plans to transfer you outside Canada in a similar full-time position for at least one year in the three years before you start this application  

Requirements for Canadian Start-up Companies 

To be eligible for workers to apply for ICT Work Permits your company must:

  • Secure a physical area for operations, especially in the case of specialized knowledge. In senior management or executive cases it is acceptable if there is no new address for the start-up secured if the start-up is using the old company address. 

  • Have plans to hire for the start-up 

  • Have financial security to start business in Canada and pay wages for employees 

  • Show that it will large enough to support executive or management function (if applicable)

  • Show that it is expected to be doing business and that work is guided and directed by Canadian operations management (if applicable)

How Long Will My Work Permit Last?

ICT Work Permits last for one year or two years, determined by the visa officer. 

Renewals can be made if there is proof that:

  • The Canadian and foreign companies still have a qualifying relationship 

  • The new office has been conducting business for the past year through the sale of goods and services 

  • The new office has hired employees

Services provided by SuperVisas and its Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs): 

  • assess your qualifications for the Work Permit Program.

  • provide you with a checklist of information and documents required in support of your application.

  • guide you through the process of obtaining required documents such as medical and security clearances.

  • complete the application forms to ensure that they best show your qualifications.

  • review your application package including application forms, supporting documents and Canadian Government processing fees.

  • guide, provide editing comments with regard to your application.

  • submit your complete application package to the Canadian government.

  • communicate any government requests to you and assist you in responding to any government requests.

  • communicate the result of your application from the government.

+ Government Fees
  • Quick and easy online application
  • Lower cost than traditional lawyers
  • Peace of mind of expert review
  • $1 million in application insurance
  • Secure document storage

How It Works

  • 1
    Create An Account

    Create an account and either check your eligibility, or pick an application to start. We start by asking questions specific to the visa to ensure your eligibility. This can be quick and simple, such as for visitor visas, or may require entering multiple questionnaires. If you have any questions, there are no fees to contact our immigration experts by email, WeChat, WhatsApp or by booking a call.

  • 2
    Confirmation Before Payment

    Our immigration consultants will check your answers and double-check your profile to confirm you meet the minimum requirements of a program. Only if you are eligible will we move you to the payment stage. At this time you must pay the SuperVisas fee. We are transparent in our process and pricing, and clearly list all the fees and processing times for your visa. We use Stripe for credit or debit card payment processing, which is secure and encrypted. Government fees are paid later when the completed application is submitted and once we can correctly calculate the various government fees due. It can be complicated, but we guide you through the process.

  • 3
    Complete Your Application Online

    Now, you can finish your application. There will be some "tasks", or many, for you to complete depending on your visa, such as entering your education achievements, employment history and/or dependent information. This can take time and will require answering more questionnaires and uploading of documents. Our system ensures everything necessary is gathered depending on your specific situation - preventing errors and omissions - while at the same time saving you money. Our immigration experts prepare your application so that your case is best presented to the visa officers. After a final review by you, and by our experts, your application will be submitted! You will have peace of mind that only comes with a complete and accurate application.

  • 4
    Approval and Renewals

    We will notify you when your visa is approved! We securely store your immigration documents for 7 years and will provide you alerts well before any expiry dates. Renewing visas or taking the next step down the immigration pathway toward citizenship is easy when all your immigration history is in one place. We also understand that moving to a new country can be difficult and hard to navigate. If needed, we will provide guides and referrals to our affiliate partners to help.

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Experienced Experts
Our U.S. and Canadian immigration experts have on average 8+ years of experience in the industry. We are regulated by the CICC in Canada.
Step-by-Step Guidance
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Timely Response
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Required Documents

You’ll need the following documents if you decide to apply to this visa.

  • Abroad Business License - ICT
  • Abroad Company Organization Chart
  • Digital Photo of Visa Applicant
  • Employment Agreement
  • Evidence of Business Operations - ICT
  • Financial Statements - ICT
  • Passport Biographic Page
  • Proof of Prior Employment at Parent Company
  • Proof that you Meet the Requirements of the Job Being Offered
  • Resume