I am a US citizen looking to transfer my position to an office in Ontario. I work in a specialized high-tech job (database administration), and have held this position for 13 years. I have worked for my employer for 16 years. My employer is ok with this transfer and will allow me to migrate and perform my current job there, but I am not sure at this time if I will be responsible for seeking a work permit on my own. This transfer date is tentatively eight weeks from now.
I read on this site that under NAFTA, an intra-company transfer is a valid reason to obtain a work permit. I should also qualify for a skilled worker visa according to questionnaires I have filled out on similar sites. Can anyone advise me how to proceed?
Also, once I am in Canada to legally work, I plan to marry my fiancée, a Canadian citizen. Will this help me in any way?
With this all as background, what is the best way to proceed? Where should I begin?