The Canadian Experience Class (CEC) began on September 17th, 2008. Distinct from other programs, the program lets an applicant’s experience in Canada to be considered a key selection factor when immigrating to Canada.
For immigration to Canada, the Express Entry selection system handles the Canadian Experience Class applications. Qualified candidates must make an expression of interest in immigrating to Canada, create an online Express Entry profile, and receive an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence before they may make an application.
Eligibility requirements for Canadian Experience Class:
- Have at least obtained 12 months of skilled work experience in Canada, in the last 36 months before you apply with proper authorization.
- Language Proficiency should meet the base level of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 5 for NOC B occupations or the base language level of CLB Level 7 for NOC 0 and A.
- Applicants should plan to live and work outside of province Quebec
- There is no Education prerequisite for Canadian Experience Class. But applicants can earn additional points for your education under Express Entry.
Note: Self-employment and while you were a full-time student, work experience gained is also not counted under this program.
Advantages for Canadian Experience Class:
- CEC candidates only require 1 year of Canadian work experience.
- Part time job is also acceptable with certain conditions.
- There is no education prerequisite for CEC; on the off chance that you will get additional points.
- Applicants under the CEC are not required to show proof of settlement funds, as FSWC and FSTC candidates are.
- With CEC program get your permanent residency status in Canada within 6 months.
Canadian Experience Class process:
Step 1: Obtain a Canadian work permit or International Students work on Post-Graduation Work Permit
Step 2: Applicants must complete a year of work experience in Canada.
Step 3: Ensure you meet other eligibility criteria
Step 4: Create an Express Entry profile
Step 5: Improve your profile and position under the CRS
Step 6: Receive an Invitation to Apply
Step 7: Complete a Medical, give security background checks, and submit an online application
Step 8: Your application is received by Canadian Immigration
Step 9: Receive affirmation of Permanent Resident Status
Step 10: Get your PR Card.
CEC Processing Time:
The process time comprise of the submission of application to the approval of it and the overall process takes up to 6 months only. Nonetheless, the processing time may vary profile to profile and it may increase if not provide required documents on time to immigration authority.