Do you have Canadian work or study experience? Then, this is really a good sign for you to obtain a Canadian Permanent residence faster. The immigration government of Canada has launched Express Entry system, which is an online platform for foreign nationals to apply for Canada PR. The points-based system has four economic programs, and Canadian Experience Class (CEC) is one of the program.


What is Canadian Experience Class (CEC)?

The Canadian Experience Class is an immigration program of Canada under the Express Entry System. The visa allows the individuals who already have Canadian work experience of at least one year to migrate to Canada and settle as permanent residents. 

However, to obtain the visa, the Canadian government performs a deep research to find the talented workers having the Canadian work experience. These individuals get selected and move to Canada along with their families to set their future in Canada.

To be eligible to apply for CEC, it is essential that you have work experience in the required skill requirement.
Need to have work experience listed in the National Occupational Classification (NOC). And, the required skill types should be in Skill Type 0 (Managerial level occupations) or Skill Level A (Professional Occupations) or Skill Level B (Technical Occupations/Skilled Trades). Also, it should be noted that a few of the occupation from these categories may not be eligible, so it is important to verify before applying for the visa.

Also, the work experience need to have full-time with paid employment. If working for part-time, then the total time should equivalent to full-time. And, the most important the work experience should be in Canada.

To be eligible for CEC, the eligibility requirements are:

• Need to have a minimum one year full time or equivalent experience in Canada
• Should apply within the skilled work experience of three years
• Must have legal status while studying or working in Canada
• Need to meet the language requirements in French or English
• Must not have any intention to live in the Quebec province

If you are a graduate from Canadian institute then you need to have a post-secondary education and have studied as a full-time student for a minimum of academic years. Then, you may be considered to apply for CEC.

You may still have required eligibility, if you have obtained a work experience after getting graduated but not on student visa. Also, it is valid if the work experience is achieved on a post-graduated work permit or a similar work permit.

For candidates who are co-op program, the time period working on co-op for a year will not be considered. However, the work experience after graduation will be considered.

The process to apply for CEC for obtaining Canada PR is mentioned below:

  • Step 1: Need to obtain a work permit
    To obtain the work permit, it is essential to have the right work and be eligible under the International Experience Canada program or for spouse/common-in-law partners, there will be an open work permit option.
  • Step 2: Completion of 1 Year Work Experience
    It is crucial to understand that a year experience is specific to apply for CEC. Less than a year will not be accepted by the immigration bodies.
  • Step 3: Meet the required Eligibility Requirements
    Every candidate planning for obtaining Canada PR through CEC should meet the eligibility requirements, these include age, education, work experience, language skills, etc.
  • Step 4: Creation of Express Entry Profile
    Need to visit the IRCC website and create an express entry profile by providing the required information on the website. Also, to prove the provided information as genuine, there may be a need to provide supporting documents.
  • Step 5: Improve your CRS score
    If you do not have a good CRS score, then it may be time-taking to obtain Invitation to apply (ITA) faster. Hence, try to improve your eligibility score and this can help to obtain an ITA faster for Canada PR.
  • Step 6: Get your Invitation to Apply
    After receiving your ITA, you will be provided with 60 days period to submit the PR application by providing the required documents.
  • Step 7: Should clear medical and health requirements
    This is even an important requirement while processing for Canada PR process. You need to get your character and heath certificates proving you are healthy and safe to the country.
  • Step 8: Obtain your e-application
    The immigration officer will review your application and help you to know if the application is complete or not.
  • Step 9: Get confirmed for Canada PR
    After reviewing the application, the visa officer grants your application for Canada PR by providing a confirmation of permanent residence (COPR) document. At the Canadian port, a visa offer will help you provide the stamp along with the validity dates.

For more information on Canadian Experience Class, it is advised to contact an immigration consultant having good experience to guide you on the visa process. The consultants of CanAuz Overseas are the best choice if you want to obtain the best ways to migrate to Canada in 2020.