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How H-1B Visa Holders Can Get an Intra-Company Transfer to Canada

Blog posted on by Evelyn Ackah in Canada Work Permits, Intra-Company Job Transfers, How To Move To Canada and Tech Immigration

How H-1B Visa Holders Can Get an Intra-Company Transfer to Canada

Do you have an H-1B Visa and want to work in Canada?

Canada has strong job market and is actively seeking skilled foreign workers who can help build our economy and grow our nation. Many highly educated and trained immigrants move to Canada to become permanent residents in less than 6 months through our Express Entry system.

Canada is the United State's largest trading partner and is therefore home to many subsidiaries, parent companies, branches, and affiliates of companies that operate in the U.S. Often these businesses can bring foreign workers to Canada as an intra-company transferee without first having to offer the job to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

To be eligible for an Intra-Company Transfer to Canada:

  • You must have at least one year of full-time work experience with the foreign enterprise
  • You must have a specialized knowledge position or a senior or managerial position
  • You must be coming to Canada to perform comparable work for the Canadian affiliate, in an executive, senior managerial, or specialized knowledge role

Often current U.S. H-1B visa holders qualify for an intra-company transfer, and it can be part of their journey to become a permanent resident of Canada. Canada is actively recruiting highly educated and trained immigrants, especially in high technology fields, and wants to keep qualified applicants as permanent residents.

Recent changes to U.S. immigration policies have made Canada an attractive option for high-tech immigrants. Canada has been actively recruiting skilled and educated immigrants to help build the Canadian economy and create jobs, and has launched the Global Talent Stream with fast-track visa for skilled immigrants, approved a permanent Start-Up Visa Program for Entrepreneurs, and are providing private and public funding programs to support innovation and growth.

H-1B visa holders who want to immigrate to Canada have the best chance to be selected to move to Canada with the help of a Canadian immigration lawyer to avoid mistakes and guide you through the application process.


Evelyn Ackah

Founder/Managing Lawyer

Ms. Ackah is passionate about immigration law because it focuses on people and relationships, which are at the core of her personal values. Starting her legal career as a corporate/commercial ...

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