Virginia, US

Canada

Whether your company is sending employees to Canada or expanding outside of Canada to destinations around the world—Fragomen is here to help. Our experienced Canada immigration professionals partner with you to develop immigration strategies that help you meet inbound immigration needs and manage your regional or global immigration program.

Canada's immigration system is a dual intent system. It allows foreign nationals to enter Canada as workers, students, visitors, while seeking permanent resident status on the basis of skilled work, business, or family ties.

Business Visas are generally valid for six months, but Temporary Residence Visas (TRVs), which must be obtained from a Canadian consulate, may be issued for longer duration in certain circumstances.

The main work authorization type is the Intracompany Transfer Work Permit.  The validity time depends on the foreign national's position and is at the discretion of the immigration officer.  The application process varies depending on nationality. There is no labor market testing requirement for this category. Unmarried same- or opposite-sex partners qualify as dependents as long as they have been cohabitating for at least one year prior to the application.

Note that ports of entry are inconsistent in their decisions. 

Detailed Immigration Snapshots, Document Lists and Process Guides are available to clients on request.

Fragomen in Canada is Fragomen (Canada) Co., operating exclusively as an immigration consultancy and not as a law firm in Canada.
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