This article is the last in a five-part series which deep dives into the Express Entry Program for skilled workers. In Part 5, we do an overview of the requirements for the Canadian Experience Class.
The Canadian Experience Class Program (CEC) is for skilled workers with specific and relevant Canadian job experience who wish to become permanent residents. This program has similarities with both the Federal Skilled Workers Program and the Federal Skilled Trades Program in terms of the National Occupational Classification (NOC) groups.
CEC is perfect for foreigners working in Canada under a work permit, most of whom came to Canada as international students and were able to find jobs in Canada on a post-graduate work permit. After 1 year of full-time experience, most candidates qualify to apply through the Canadian Experience Class.
There are two advantages to the CEC over the other programs:
The minimum requirements include:
There is no education requirement for the Canadian Experience Class but can help you improve your chances of being eligible. Any degrees or accreditation obtained outside Canada will need to be assessed through what’s called an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA). To find out more and select an organization on the designated list by Immigration Canada, head over to their website here.
Once you meet the program requirements under the Canadian Experience Class, you can submit an Express Entry profile through the online form available on the Government of Canada website.
If you think you may be eligible, head over here to see if you’re eligible for Visto’s free immigration platform.