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The Canadian Experience Class (CEC) is a permanent resident category through which individuals can convert their temporary resident visa into permanent residency after establishing themselves as skilled workers in Canada, contributing to its economy and its society. A candidate should prove a minimum of 1 year’s Canadian Work Experience to get this visa.
In order to be eligible to apply for the CEC category, one must meet the following guidelines.
There is no minimum level of education required for CEC immigration. However, if you want to increase your CRS score, you have two options in your education experience that can do so.
Minimum proficiency must be demonstrated in all four language abilities, namely: Reading; writing; speaking; listening. Applicants whose qualifying work experience is in an occupation categorized as NOC Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A must meet Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 7. Applicants whose qualifying work experience is in an occupation categorized as NOC Skill Level B must meet CLB level 5.
Equivalencies between the required level of proficiency in French or English and test results under the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and the Test d’évaluation de français (TEF) are:
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The individual and all his sponsored family members must be able to pass all applicable medical and security checks to be eligible for the program. They should be admissible to come to Canada. They may be denied entry into Canada if:
You do not have to meet the funds requirement if you were invited to apply under the Canadian Experience Class.
The Canadian Experience Class is for people who already have skilled work experience in Canada. You are not eligible for permanent residence under the Canadian Experience Class if you gained your work experience:
The Canadian National Occupational Classification (NOC) defines the jobs as follows:
Skill Level 0: Managerial Jobs
Skill Type A: Professional Jobs
Skill Type B: Technical Jobs and Skilled Trades
No.If you do not have a full year of experience, the system will not find you eligible.
No. Any experience you list in your application under the Canadian Experience Class must be legal to be valid. You cannot have worked or studied without authorization. If you have ever done so, your application will be refused.
If you are a former international student holding a PGWP, you can switch employers and still be eligible for the CEC as long as you obtain eligible work experience. The PGWP is an 'open' work permit, meaning you can work for any employer.
Yes. Even if you had a medical exam previously, all applicants for permanent residence must have a medical exam.
A medical exam is needed to make sure that:
Yes. All applicants must provide proof of language ability in one of Canada’s two official languages. You must give us official test results designated by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
Work experience gained while you were on a study permit will not count towards meeting the Canadian Experience Class requirements.
But, you may still be eligible if you:
To apply for permanent residence under the Canadian Experience Class, your skilled work experience must:
No. You can only count work experience in one or more of these 2016 National Occupational Classification (NOC) categories:
No. Under the Canadian Experience Class, you must have had temporary resident status and the proper work or study authorization when you gained the Canadian work experience or educational credential you are claiming.
Refugee claimants who have authorization to work or study while waiting for a decision on their claim do not have temporary resident status and cannot apply under this category.
You can count part-time work towards the work experience requirement, as long as you were not a full-time student at the time. However, you must have gained the equivalent amount of experience as someone who worked full-time for at least one year (1560 hours)
Yes. The post-graduation work permit is an “open” work permit, meaning that you can work for any Canadian employer unless there are restrictions listed on the work permit. Keep in mind that skilled work experience is needed to qualify for the Canadian Experience Class. Skilled work experience means working in an occupation that is listed under the National Occupational Classification (NOC) at Skill Type 0 (managerial occupations), or Skill Level A (professional occupations) or Skill level B (technical and trade occupations).
To be eligible for permanent residence under the Canadian Experience Class you must have completed, within the three years before you apply, at least:
Non-paid employment does not qualify under the Canadian Experience Class. You must have been paid a wage (or earned a commission) but there is no minimum wage requirement for your qualifying work experience. Full-time work experience means working at least 30 paid hours per week. To qualify, you must have skilled work experience, meaning work in occupations listed at NOC Skill Type 0 (managerial), or NOC Skill Level A (professional occupations) or NOC skill Level B (technical and trade occupations).
Under the CEC, English- or French-as-a-second language courses do not count toward education requirements. However, your education can be counted towards the language component, provided that the second language component does not make up more than half of your course load.
Not necessarily. If an international student has graduated from an approved Canadian post-secondary educational institution and gathered work experience, it is not mandatory that the field of work has to be related to the field of education.
Yes, you can be eligible for the Canadian Experience Class so long as you meet the requirements under the class, including having gained at least 12 months of full-time (or an equal amount of part-time) work experience in a NOC 0, A, or B occupation in Canada in the three years before you are invited to apply.
Yes, as long as you gained skilled work experience of at least one year in an occupation listed under the 2016 National Occupational Classification (NOC) as Skill Type 0 (managerial occupations), Skill Level A (professional occupations) or Skill level B (technical and trade occupations). Your work experience must have been gained in Canada within the three years before we receive your Canadian Experience Class application. Work experience gained while studying full time on a student permit (for example, experience gained while on co-op) does not count.