High Approval Rates
Work permit applications filed for the employees of our corporate clients are currently being approved by the Canadian immigration authorities at rates of between 98% and 100%.
Who is this for?
Small, medium sized and large multinational businesses and other organizations seeking professional corporate immigration help getting multiple employees to work in Canada legally.
What you get
A dedicated corporate immigration team made up of a Canadian trained and licensed lawyer and experienced case work workers. You also get access to an immigration process that draws on secure, cutting edge online technologies to deliver high volumes of work permit approvals quickly and without having to deal with complicated immigration forms.
What is our process?
You are first invited to a consultation with a lawyer to review and assess your company’s eligibility based on existing immigration programs and provide accurate guidance on your immigration options and potential risks. Based on the lawyer’s assessment, your company’s options may include:
LMIA required Work Permits
You may first be required to apply for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) for your employees to work in certain roles in Canada. This is a two-step process that involves applying first for LMIA approval then applying for your employees’ work permits after receiving an approved (positive) LMIA.
No LMIA needed
You may be able to get your employees temporary work authorization without first having to apply for an LMIA. This is generally referred to as LMIA exempt work authorization. You may be eligible to apply for employee work authorization under:
- The Intra Company Transfer (ICT) which is available to multinational companies so they can transfer certain categories of workers to their Canadian company;
- The Global Talent Strategy for select Tech and engineering workers. This offers the possibility of having work permits processed in under two weeks;
- The Investors categories which makes allowance for the issuance of work permits based on certain types of business investments in Canada;
- The Business Visitors category which allows certain categories of employees to operate in Canada without a work permit;
- Provincial Nominee Programs offered by each province in Canada. These allow for initial work permits and eventual permanent residency applications.
These options are often available through work permits associated with certain international trade agreements such as: The General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) which is available to citizens of most countries; The Canada, United States, Mexico Agreement (CUSMA – formerly known as NAFTA) available to your employees who are American and Mexican nationals; and, The Canada Europe Trade Agreement (CETA) where your employees are citizens of the European Union
Canadian Business Start-Up Option
If you are seeking to expand your business to Canada, you may be able to do so using the Intra Company Tranferee (ICT) Start-Up. This could allow you to transfer employees from an existing business outside Canada to your newly established Canadian operation.
Immigration Compliance Support
As part of our corporate immigration support, your company would receive ongoing audit and compliance support to help you minimize potential liabilities that your business may otherwise be exposed to.
Support from Start to Finish
You get end-to-end professional corporate immigration services led by a Lawyer from start to finish.
We manage all aspects of the application and compliance process and save your company from dealing with complicated immigration forms and rules.
We remain on the file throughout the process – from start to finish and will respond to questions or concerns from the immigration authorities on each of your employee’s behalf.