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Overview

Canada has a decade old history of welcoming immigrants and is considered one of the world’s foremost destinations for relocation for people from all walks of life. Canada offers exclusive investment migration streams that allows Entrepreneurs, Experienced Business Owners, or Senior Business Managers to gain residency whilst establishing their own business or buying an existing business. A past study conducted by Statistics Canada has found that a majority of immigrants feel a sense of belonging in Canada.

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.

Processing Times

6 months

Key Benefits

  • Right to live and run your business in Canada.
  • Eligibility to include your spouse, and dependent children below 21 years of age.
  • Free education & healthcare.
  • Social services benefits.
  • No tax on global income.
  • No minimum investment requirements.
  • No physical stay required for business owners.
  • Option to transfer key employees from home company.
  • Straight & Expedited process.
  • Pathway to Canadian citizenship.

Procedure

The company must secure physical premises to house the Canadian operation, particularly in the case of specialized knowledge.However, in specific cases involving senior manager or executive, it would be acceptable that the address of the new start-up not yet be secured; for example, the company may use its counsels address until the executive can purchase or lease a premise.

  • The company must firnish realistic plans to staff the new operation.
  • The company must have the financial ability to commerce business in Canada and compensate employees.
  • When transferring executives or managers, the company must demostrate that it will be large enough to support executive or management function.
  • When transferring a specialized knowledge worker, the company must demostrate that it is expected to be doing business.
  • Ensurethatworkisguidedanddirectedbymanagement at the Canadian operation.

Requirement

To qualify to be transferred as an employee, the applicant must meet the following criteria.

  • Arecurrentlyemployedbyamulti-nationalcompany and seeking entry to work in a parent, a subsidiary, a branch, or an affiliate of that enterprise.
  • Are being transferred to a position in an executive, senior managerial, or specialized knowledge capacity.
  • Are transferring to an enterprise that has a qualifying relationship with the enterprise in which they are currently employed, and will be undertaking employement at a legitimate and continuing establishment of that company (Where 18-24 months can be used as a reasonable minimum guidline).

Language test: Required only for managers and executives.

Physical residence: Not required for the business.

Spouse: Get open work permit and can apply for PR after 12 months.

Children: Children below 21 get study permit until they apply for PR.

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