About the program
Canada’s Intra Company Transferee (ICT) program is an immigration pathway under the International Mobility Program that allows qualified foreign business owners to expand their businesses to Canada and acquire a work permit.
With the ICT program, foreign business owners can establish a Canadian subsidiary, obtain the ICT work permit and apply for their permanent residency, and immigrate to Canada along with their spouse and kids under the age of 22 years.
Permanent Resident Status
You can apply for Canadian PR after living in Canada for 1 year.
Include your family
You can include your spouse and children younger than 22 as dependents.
Health & Education
The Canadian education and health systems are renowned globally for its high standards and emphasis on quality. By obtaining a Canadian residency you will be able to access free health care and you or your family can attend public schools in Canada for free.
Access to the Canadian and US markets for the expansion of your business, a secure and stable banking system, financing capital, and business opportunities.
Sponsor key employees
You can sponsor your key employees from the parent company.
Main applicant requirements
- 18+ years of age
- Good health
- No criminal record
- Successfully pass due diligence checks
- Confirmed investment sources
- Spouse of the main applicant
- Children (biological or adopted) under 22 years of age
The expected timeframe for the application process is 6 months. The first stage of the document collection can differ in length depending on the applicant’s ability to gather the documents. Our team guides this process with samples and best practice advice.
The reviewal stage is subject to the respective Government schedule and can be impacted by factors which we, as authorised agents have no control over. Savory and Partners collaborates with the Government throughout the entire process, and we aim to provide the quickest and smoothest experience for the applicant.
Read about the process steps in detail here.
Q: Can I include my family when applying for the Canada ICT Program?
Yes, you can include qualified members of your family in the application. A qualified family member can be a spouse or a child not older than 22 years and which is financially dependent on the main applicant.
Q: Are there any interviews, language tests, or work experience requirements when applying for the Canada ICT Program?
The Government of Canada does not require you to pass any interviews, language tests to be able to apply for this program.
Q: Do I need to visit Canada before obtaining my residency?
You are not required to visit Canada before obtaining your residency.
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