How To Apply for Canadian Experience Class

If you have worked or studied in Canada, you may qualify for permanent residence under the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) stream. Watch this video for more information. Then, fill out our immigration assessment form and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours to discuss your eligibility and options.

Who is Eligible for the Canadian Experience Class (CEC)?

The Canadian Experience Class (CEC) is an immigration program aimed to help temporary foreign workers and foreign students to apply their work experience and education towards their applications for residency. The Canadian Experience Class supports the transition from temporary residence to  permanent residence, taking into account the time that the international student or skilled worker spent in Canada while contributing to Canadian society.

Why You Should Apply for the CEC in 2020

Canada is inviting thousands of foreign workers in Canada to apply for Express Entry through CEC. If you have a year of experience of work in Canada you could qualify for this program which would let you become a Permanent Resident of Canada extremely fast!

Requirements for the CEC Application

Both types of applicants (foreign graduates as well as temporary foreign workers) need to have work experience in Canada to qualify for the Canadian Experience Class. All of the requirements for the Canadian Experience Class are based on a pass or fail model. If the minimum requirements are met, the applicant is eligible to apply to this program.

Eligibility for CEC Applicants

You must

  • meet the required language levels needed for your job for each language ability
    • writing
    • reading
    • listening
    • speaking
  • have at least 1 year of skilled work experience in Canada, in the last 3 years before you apply, and the work experience must be:
    • full-time, or
    • an equal amount in part-time
  • have gained your work experience by working in Canada legally

 

According to the Canadian National Occupational Classification, skilled work experience means:

  • managerial jobs (skill level 0)
  • professional jobs (skill type A)
  • technical jobs and skilled trades (skill type B)

Your work experience can be in 1 or more NOC 0, A or B jobs.

Find your NOC Code and if your occupation falls under NOC 0, A o B.

Education Requirements for CEC

There is no education requirement for the Canadian Experience Class. Although if you want to increase your CRS score you can do so with your Education experience with these two options:

  • If you went to school in Canada, you can get points for a certificate, diploma or degree from a Canadian University or post-secondary institution. 
  • If you have foreign education, you can get points for a completed foreign credential or an EAC report.  

 

Language Requirement for CEC

You must:

  • meet the minimum language level of:
    • Canadian Language Benchmark 7 for NOC 0 or A jobs or
    • Canadian Language Benchmark 5 for NOC B jobs
  • take approved language tests for:
    • writing
    • reading
    • listening
    • speaking
  • describe the test results in your Express Entry profile

Your language tests are valid for 2 years after the date of the test result and must be valid on the day you apply for permanent residence.

How to Apply for Canadian Experience Class in 6 Steps

Why Seeking Professional Immigration Help is Essential

Due to the tremendous opportunity such a visa allows its applicant, the rate of application is extremely high and not all that apply may be accepted. While the CEC Application procedure has its advantages, there are many difficult aspects to the application that must be addressed in order to have a successful case. The application forms, procedures, and documentation must be handled perfectly from start to finish.

Why Hire Us to Help with Your CEC Application?

Each year, Canada offers countless immigrants the opportunity of realizing their dreams through the trades and education they have acquired during their time in Canada. This can be you, but only if you take the proper steps to achieve your goals. 

We have helped thousands of skilled workers and students to successfully obtain permanent residence in Canada through CEC. Our experienced immigration lawyers will be able to assess your case and recommend a course of action to best serve your needs.