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Canada Work Permits For Entrepreneurs

Direct Access for Entrepreneurs & Intra-Company Transfers Without LMIA

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International Mobility Program

Canada welcomes innovative minds and business leaders. If you're looking to expand your business horizons, the International Mobility Program (IMP) offers LMIA-exempt work permits for individuals poised to make a significant impact. Whether you're opening a new branch, transferring key personnel, or starting from scratch, your entrepreneurial journey begins here.

Intra-Company Transferees

Expand Your Horizons

Seamlessly Transfer Talent to Canada
express entry (200 x 200 px)

Entrepreneurs & Business Owners

Elevate Your Enterprise

Launch and Grow in Canada's Thriving Market

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Employment-based Work Permit

IMP Startup Business IMP ICT - Senior Managers IMP ICT - Specialized Knowledge IMP ICT - Starting a Branch IMP Owner Operator
Application Type Temporary Temporary Temporary Temporary Temporary
Path To PR
Valid Job Offer No No No No No
Positive LMIA No No No No No
Eligible Occupations No Restriction No Restriction No Restriction No Restriction No Restriction
Wages Requirement N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Eligible For CEC
Business Plan
Work Permit Processing Time Varies Varies Varies Varies Varies
Application Before Entry
Application After Entry Condition Applies Condition Applies Condition Applies Condition Applies Condition Applies
Application On Entry Condition Applies Condition Applies Condition Applies Condition Applies Condition Applies
Letter of Support Required Not Required Not Required Not Required Not Required

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does LMIA-exempt mean?

LMIA-exempt means that you do not need a Labour Market Impact Assessment to apply for a work permit under certain conditions, making the process quicker and simpler for qualifying individuals and businesses.

Who qualifies for an ICT work permit?

Individuals who are key employees, senior managers, or are looking to open a branch of an existing foreign business in Canada, and have a significant contribution to the Canadian operation, qualify for an ICT work permit.

Can I apply for a work permit under the IMP if I'm starting a new business in Canada?

Yes, entrepreneurs planning to buy or establish a new business in Canada can apply for a work permit under the C11 category, while innovative startup founders may qualify under the Startup Business Class (A77).

What are the main benefits of applying for an IMP work permit?

Benefits include bypassing the LMIA process, facilitating the strategic transfer of key personnel, fostering business growth in Canada's economy, and contributing to the innovation ecosystem.

Can a foreign worker apply for permanent residency through the TFWP?

Yes, foreign workers in Canada on a temporary basis can transition to permanent residency through various programs, depending on their job category, work experience, and other criteria under programs like the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) or certain Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP).

How long does the IMP work permit process take?

Processing times can vary based on the specific category and individual circumstances. Our team provides up-to-date guidance and support to streamline your application process.

Is support available for my work permit application?

Absolutely. Immigratic offers comprehensive support, from personalized consultations to complete application assistance, ensuring your transition to Canada is as smooth as possible.

Can family members accompany me to Canada?

Yes, dependents, including spouses and children, may be eligible to accompany you to Canada and may also apply for study or work permits to enrich their stay.

How do I get started with my IMP work permit application?

Getting started is easy. Contact us for a personalized consultation to discuss your business goals and assess your eligibility for an IMP work permit. Our experts are here to guide you every step of the way.