The Canadian Law Group is pleased to announce that it continues to successfully transfer high-level IT workers from foreign countries like Israel, to Canada. This is indeed a success, considering the recent changes to intra-company transfer law.
Under the new ICT- Specialized Knowledge definition, a person who applies as an ICT under the Specialized Knowledge Worker category must possess BOTH proprietary knowledge and advanced expertise. Proprietary Knowledge: It is company-specific expertise related to a company’s products or services. It is NOT common knowledge readily available in the Canadian labour market. An Advanced Level of Expertise: It is specialized knowledge gained through significant and recent (within the last five years) experience with the organization. Additionally, the individual must show that he or she contributes significantly to the employer’s productivity.
Another change is that in order to receive an LMO- exempt work permit, an ICT worker who possesses specialized knowledge is now required to receive an above average salary. Officers will look at the specific occupation and region of work to determine the average salary in Canada.