This fast-track immigration category via express entry was designed to allow people who met a minimum language requirement and obtained at least one year of skilled work experience in the country to transition to permanent residence and eventually Canadian citizenship.
Unlike many other programs, the Canadian Experience Class was created to allow an applicant’s experience in Canada to be considered as a key selection factor when applying for permanent residence.
The first step is to complete an Express Entry profile to immigrate to Canada permanently as a skilled worker under the Canadian Experience Class.
The minimum requirements to qualify under the CEC program include:
Self-employment and work experience gained while you were a full-time student (such as on a co-op work term) doesn’t count under this program.
Skilled work experience must fall within the Canadian National Occupational Classification (NOC) levels O, A and B.
Once your profile is submitted, you wait to receive an invitation to apply for permanent residence. You’ll be invited only if you’re among the top ranked in the express entry pool based on your skills and experience.