The intra company transfer work permit allows the international companies to transfer their certain employees; usually on the managerial levels to their Canadian branches. This visa gives an opportunity for a business to expand in the Canadian market or send their employees to Canada for temporary project or expansion. The applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible to apply for an Intra company transfer program:
1. Have worked for a foreign company for at least 1 year on a full time basis
2. Have held a specialized knowledge position or a senior managerial level position and is going to Canada to take up a similar role.
3. Have been offered a position with the Canadian branch, affiliate or subsidiary/parent of the foreign company.
The length the candidates get their work permit for depends on their level they work in the company on. This validity could be from 1 year up to 5 or 7 years.