There are two core requirements to become eligible for the CETA Canada work permit as an Intra-corporate (company) transferee.
- The applicant has been employed for at least 1 year by an enterprise registered in any EU member state at the time of applying.
- The applicant is being provisionally transferred to any of the establishments (head office, branch, subsidiary, etc) of an EU-based enterprise.
CETA divides intra-company transferees into further three categories.
- Senior personnel: People who assume a role in enterprise in an executive capacity. They are issued the CETA work permit in this category for up to three years. It can be extended to up to 18 months if the applicant provides a satisfactory explanation for their extended stay.
- Specialists: Professionals with specialized knowledge as per defined in North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) falls into this category. Their length of stay and extension details are the same as of senior personnel.
- Graduate trainees: These applicants must have a university degree and are being provisionally moved to an organization in Canada for training and career development courses. They are issued a CETA work permit for one year or the length of their contract with no extension permitted under the same category (graduate trainee).
Spouses of EU citizens eligible for CETA intra-company transfer visa will be eligible for an open work permit for the same duration allowed to their spouses.
Learn more about eligibility requirements for Intra-Company Transfer Visa.