The CEC is a permanent residence category for persons with skilled work experience in Canada. It has been developed for temporary foreign workers and foreign graduates with qualified Canadian work experience.
Canadian Experience Class requirements:
Have 12 months (non -continuous allowed) of full-time or equivalent paid work experience in NOC 0, A, B in the 3 years before applying.
Have gained the work experience in Canada (after graduation in case of students) with the proper authorization.
Work experience in Quebec counts but CEC for people who wish to settle permanently in Quebec, classes are not applicable. However, the requirements of the Quebec program may be applied to the education and work experience gained in Quebec.
Proof of language proficiency through an approved test. NOC 0, A = CLB 7 or NOC B= CLB 5.
Self-employment or while waiting for refugee decision does not count. Also, work experience gained while a full-time student does not count as well.
International Students& Canadian Experience Class
As International students receive work permits after graduation, this programme offers a quick and easy way to permanently migrate to Canada. The applicant has already been living in Canada and has Canadian experience in this case. Students must have been working for this kind of immigration class in Canada for one year following their completion of the course.
The applicants and their dependents must also take medical exams when selected from the express entry pool and awarded the Invitation to Apply (ITA), as part of the Canada immigration application process to obtain security clearances.