Canadian Experience Class

Canadian Experience Class

Canada's government acknowledges that a large group of skilled people are living in Canada, those who have already established roots and made preparations for the future. The Canadian Experience Class (CEC) is part of Canada's Immigration Express Entry program that enables skilled workers with at least one year of Canadian work experience to be permanent residents.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Have at least 1 year of full-time (or an equivalent in part-time) skilled work experience in Canada within the last three years before you apply. This experience must have been obtained while on a valid work permit and needs to be in one or more occupations classified as skill type 0, A or B under the National Occupational Classification (NOC). The one year of experience can be gained in two different NOC codes, so long as they are skilled positions and the work experience is gained legally;
  • Plan on living outside the province of Quebec; and
  • Meet the required language levels needed for the job for each language ability (speaking, reading, listening, and writing). These levels are outlined in the table below and must be proven by taking an approved language test.

There is no education requirement for the CEC, however; it can improve your rank in Express Entry pool for immigration purpose.

How to apply

Step 1. Obtain a Canadian work permit

Step 2: Complete a year of work in Canada

Step 3: Ensure you meet other eligibility criteria

Step 4: Create an Express Entry profile

Step 5: Improve your profile and ranking under the CRS

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25 June 2020


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