Canadian Experience Class
The Canadian Experience Class (CEC) is for skilled workers who have Canadian work experience and want to become permanent residents. Having obtained work experience in Canada, these individuals have already settled into Canadian society and established important networks in their communities and their careers.
Minimum program requirements
To qualify under this program, the applicant must:
Can I use my Canadian work experience if it is not related to my education?
Work experience does not have to be related to your education if you accumulated work experience after graduating from an approved Canadian post-secondary educational institution. However, it is your responsibility to demonstrate that you were qualified to work in a skilled occupation (i.e. you meet the minimum, education, skills, language, and other requirements of the job).
Do I qualify under Canadian Experience Class if I choose to return to my home country after completing one year of work experience in Canada?
Canadian Experience Class is also open to individuals who are no longer in Canada. However, they need to submit their application within three years of leaving their job in Canada.
Can a candidate qualify for Canadian Experience Class if he/she has done one-year study program in Canada?
A candidate must have acquired at least two years of academic study in Canada and must have graduated from an approved Canadian post-secondary educational institution to qualify for the Canadian Experience Class. However, there is an exception to this rule. A candidate would still qualify under Canadian Experience Class if he/she has completed a one-year master’s degree after completing another program that is one year in length.
Do I need to provide proof of funds for Canadian Experience Class?
Proof of funds is not a requirement if you are applying under Canadian Experience Class.
Does my internship experience in Canada will count towards my Canadian Experience Class?
If your internship was paid and was not a part of your education, then you may count it towards work experience requirement.