Intra-company transferees may apply for work permits without an LMIA, if they:
The parent company must secure physical premises in Canada and must have the financial ability to start its business activity and compensate its employees.
The parent company must demonstrate a qualifying relationship with the subsidiary, the branch or the affiliate in Canada, both of them must be actively “doing business” (regularly and continuously providing goods and/or services).
Executives are employees who direct the management of the company or a major component of it, establishing goals and policies and with a large discretionary power of decision-making.
Senior managers are employees who primarily manage the company, a department or a component, and also supervise and control the work of other managers and employees. They have authority to manage human, financial and/or material resources.
Workers with specialized knowledge
Applicants under this category must demonstrate that they possess a high standard of “specialized knowledge” or a “knowledge at an advanced level of expertise”, related to the company’s product or services.
The initial work permit can be issued for one year only, but it is renewable.
For renewals, evidence must be provided that:
Closed Work permit (minimum 1 year max 2 year but can be extended and pathway to PR)
Family members: Can go along with main applicant.