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I didn't get my H1B lottery this year, and am trying for a transfer to the Canada office. I will likely get a job offer soon, but the it seems like we need a minimum of 1 year work experience for an intra-company transfer. Is this correct? Are there any other options for a transfer?

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Once your US work authorization ends you are terminated from the firm. This wont be an office transfer, it would be a permanent transfer to a different EY member firm.


That’s what I thought too.

Hey OP, I went through a similar process. It was a resign / rejoin for me. I only had one year of OPT and worked for 11 months with the US firm. The transfer process was fairly easy and the visa / work permit process was a breeze. Make sure you hand in all documentation, but you should be fine. Good luck!


Thanks that helps!

Is it a secondment (transfer) then that logic may impact or is it resign/rejoin then that 1 year logic won't matter. PPMD support can do anything. Hope you have that.

No points process. They will get you to Canada on a work permit.

The Canada firm prob want 2 years and > 1.5 years look better when you do L visa

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