Intra Company Transfer (ICT) – Business Expansion

(Residency By Investment)

Intra Company Transfer (ICT) – Canadian Investment Visa

This intra-company category allows international companies for temporary transfer of qualified employees/owners/partners to Canada. The purpose of this is for improving management effectiveness, expanding Canada’s exports, and enhancing competitiveness in a global market.


Qualified intra-company employees getting the transfer require work permits. They are exempted from the LMIA (Labor Market Impact Assessment) under paragraph R205(a) (exemption code C12) as they provide significant economic benefit to Canada through the transfer of their expertise to Canada’s businesses.

A foreign company who has a branch in Canada or who wishes to open a branch in Canada and send their employee to Canada, can apply under this LMIA exempted work permit category. With this intra company transfer Canada an employee can work and manage a particular branch of the company and can later apply for a Canadian Permanent residency Visa.


The applicant can also apply for temporary residence for his/her family (spouse & dependent kids).


  • Business Partner / Owner
  • Any Senior Position / Management Employee
  • Any Special High Skilled Employee

Key Highlights:

  • No Minimum Investment Requirement
  • No High Scores required in IELTS
  • LMIA Exempted
  • No Age Limit

Route to PR

Once an applicant has successfully migrated through ICT, he can later apply for Canadian business immigration from inside the country with multiple route such as PNP, CEC or FSW.

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