Canada is a sought-after destination not only for individuals who are looking for a new place to live and work, but for businesses. The country’s relative economic and political stability makes it a popular choice for international companies that want to set up new branches, divisions or offices. This is especially true of IT companies, which frequently have operations in many parts of the world.
Because the world of technology is so universal in terms of its processes, roles and terminologies, IT workers tend to adapt easily to new work environments, no matter where they are in the world. For this reason, international IT businesses can easily transfer their employees to new locations without a drop in the productivity of those employees.
If you are working for an IT company with a Canadian branch, division or office, you may be able to apply for an intra-company transfer work permit. The usual requirement to obtain a Labour Market Impact Assessment is waived, resulting in quicker and more streamlined processing of the application.