You’ve paid your dues and lived with the uncertainty of temporary work inside Canada’s borders. Now you’re about to be rewarded for your perseverance. With CIP’s help you may be able to take advantage of the Canadian Experience Class, or CEC, program. This program is designed for people like you who have already settled into Canadian society and who have formed professional relationships and community ties. Your hard work makes you eligible for the Express Entry selection system. Let us help you complete your expression of interest so that you might receive your invitation to apply. With our help you can take your next steps confidently, knowing that you are backed by experts who will help you demonstrate that you meet all of the following program requirements:
- Have obtained at least one year of skilled, professional, or technical work experience in Canada within 36 months of the application date;
- Meet or surpass a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of 5 (“initial intermediate”) or 7 (“adequate intermediate proficiency”), depending on the level of the job; and
- Plan to live and work outside of the province of Quebec (individuals with work experience in Quebec and who plan to reside in Quebec may apply to the Quebec Experience Class).
Applicants can remain in Canada throughout the application process. However, the Canadian Experience Class is also open to individuals who are no longer in Canada, provided that they submit their application within three years of leaving their job in Canada.
The Canadian Experience Class requirements are based on a pass or fail model. If the minimum requirements are met, the applicant is eligible to enter the Express Entry pool.
Note: Self-employment and work experience gained while you were a full-time student (for example, on a co-op work term) does not count under this program.
A Popular Option for International Students
For many international graduates, the Canadian Experience Class may offer the fastest and most simple path to achieving permanent residence.
After completing a program or course of study at a Canadian educational institution, many international graduates are able to remain in the country on post-graduate work permits. If, during this time, a graduate obtains at least one year of work in a skilled, professional, or technical field, they may then become eligible to enter the Express Entry pool under the Canadian Experience Class.
Additional Options for Foreign Workers
If you are considering applying under the Canadian Experience Class, you may have other additional qualifications for Canadian immigration through the various Provincial Nominee Programs.
Think this program is right for you? Don’t delay.
The sooner you allow CIP to work with you to create your expression of interest, the sooner you’ll be able to obtain stable, permanent residency. Imagine living here worry-free, knowing that you’re allowed to stay in the country for good. If you’re serious about building a life in Canada, it’s time to contact us today.