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
  • Preparation of submission package
  • Expert review and representation
  • $1 million in insurance
  • Secure encrypted document storage

How It Works

  • 1
    Create An Account

    Do an eligibility check, or pick a visa, or just sign up directly to create an account. Then you can see all the documents needed, questions you must answer, and fee payments for our services and to the government. If you have any questions, it is easy to contact our sales team or to schedule a call.

  • 2
    Eligibility Confirmation Before Payment

    First you will answer a few questions to ensure you are eligible for the visa. Only if you are eligible will the payment unlock. Making payment assigns an immigration lawyer or regulated consultant to your application. We are transparent in our process and pricing, and clearly list all the fees and processing times for your visa. Read our Transparency Pledge. We use Stripe for credit or debit card payment processing, which is secure and encrypted.

  • 3
    Complete Your Application Online

    You can complete as many of the application tasks you wish before payment. Take your time. Some visas require a lot of information, which requires answering questionnaires and uploading of documents. Our system ensures everything necessary is gathered depending on your situation - preventing errors and omissions - and saving you time.

  • 4
    Visa Preparation and Submission

    Once all the tasks are completed, our experts will review your answers and start preparing your application so that the best case is best presented. Government fees are also due once the application is completed and we can correctly calculate the government fees due. 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 an accurate application.

  • 5
    Approval and Renewals

    We notify you when your visa is approved! If there are any questions or rejections from the government, we will answer them and resubmit without any further fees from us. We securely store your immigration documents for 7 years and provide alerts well before any expiry dates. Renewing or taking the next step toward citizenship is easy when all your immigration history is in one place.

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Required Documents

Some documents you will need to provide, and some documents we may prepare for you.

  • 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