Intra Company Transfer Immigration Program or ICP is an employer-specific program. Under this program, foreign businesses can transfer eligible employers from their offices to their affiliated or parent companies located in Canada. This program exempts the candidate from procuring LMIA (Labor Market Impact assessment). The employees working as executives, senior managers and functional managers may qualify for this program.
Intra -Company Transfer is determined based on the qualifying relationship between the company in Canada and the one abroad.
Approved applicants through the Intra-company transfer program obtain a temporary work permit. Work experience gained as an intra-company transferee in Canada can be used as a springboard, to permanent residence in Canada. The Canadian work experience is highly valued under Canada’s points-based immigration system.
ICP also provides opportunities for the employees of start-up companies, to exhibit the financial ability and development plans in Canada.