The International Mobility Program lets you (the employer) hire a temporary foreign worker without a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).
An employer can find out if it is LMIA-exempt, or if your temporary foreign worker is work permit-exempt, you can review the lists of LMIA exemption codes and work permit exemptions.
Intra-company transferees may apply for work permits under the general provision if they
- are currently employed by a multi-national company and seeking entry to work in a parent, a subsidiary, a branch, or an affiliate of that enterprise;
- are transferring to an enterprise that has a qualifying relationship with the enterprise in which they are currently employed, and will be undertaking employment at a legitimate and continuing establishment of that company (where 18–24 months can be used as a reasonable minimum guideline);
- are being transferred to a position in an executive, senior managerial, or specialized knowledge capacity;
- have been employed continuously (via payroll or by contract directly with the company), by the company that plans to transfer them outside Canada in a similar full-time position (not accumulated part-time) for at least one year in the three-year period immediately preceding the date of initial application.
Contact us for further information regarding the procedures for application under this stream.