Can I apply for the Canadian Experience Class?

The Canada Experience Class is a popular Canadian stream to obtain permanent residency. It is just one of many ways to apply for permanent residency in Canada, and you may be eligible depending on your history in Canada. 

The program allows people who are on temporary status in Canada to use their work experienced gained during their time in Canada as a stepping stone to permanent residency. Immigrating through the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) is a great opportunity for those who are eligible, but don’t mistake – it’s not easy. There are very specific criteria for meeting the requirements for the Canadian Experience Class immigration stream.

Do I qualify for the Canadian Experience Class?

To qualify for the Canadian Experience Class you must be an international student or a temporary foreign worker. In addition, you must have legally come to Canada to study or work, have moderate official language proficiency (in English or French) and have valid temporary status when you make your application.

Along with the above criteria, you must also:

International Students: Have at least two years of post-secondary education from a qualified Canadian institution along with one year of full time work experience in Canada (in a specific job category).

Temporary Foreign Workers: Have at least two years of full time work experience within the last three years in Canada in a specific work category.

One of the benefits of the Canadian Experience Class is that you can apply from within Canada or outside of Canada if it has been less than a year since you left your job in Canada.

Is the Canadian Experience Class right for you? Our immigration law firm can help you determine whether this is the path to permanent residency in Canada that you are best suited for. Contact us using the phone number at the top of this page, we are here to help you.

Any information provided here does not constitute legal advice and is intended for general information only. Should you require legal advise, you are encouraged to contact a lawyer directly. All blog postings are public and are not subject to solicitor/client confidentially. Case results depend on a variety of factors unique to each case, and case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any further case undertaken by the lawyer.

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