CEC program is for applicants who have lived in Canada for some time,  have achieved good English or French skills, and the right kind of skilled work experience, that can be used in Canadian society. The Canadian Experience Class (CEC) was created to help people like this take part in the Canadian economy.

Temporary foreign worker or a foreign student who have skilled work experience in Canada, can move from temporary to permanent residence under the (CEC) program.

Canadian Experience Class Program

Canadian Experience Class has gained popularity since its launch in 2008 and now over 20,000 Permanent Residency has been issued under this program. It has been one of the most successful immigration program launched by Citizenship and Immigration Canada and it has exceeded the estimated number of PRs that they planned to issue.

You cannot use work experience in the following occupations to qualify for the CEC:

As of May 1, 2014, there is an overall cap of 8,000 for new Canadian Experience Class applications. There are also sub-caps of 200 for each National Occupational Classification B applications. These are the last applications we will accept under the current system before Express Entry launches in January 2015.

  • Cooks (NOC 6322)
  • Food service supervisors (NOC 6311)
  • Administrative officers (NOC 1221)
  • Administrative assistants (NOC 1241)
  • Accounting technicians and bookkeepers (NOC 1311)
  • Retail sales supervisors (NOC 6211)

Eligibility criteria:

  • Plan to live outside Quebec
  • 12 months of full-time work experience in Canada
  • Good English levels
  • Skilled work experience
CEC Immigration Program

You must have at least 12 months of full-time, or an equal amount in part-time, skilled work experience. Full-time work means at least 30 hours of paid work per week.

You must meet the minimum language requirements for your job. You must also include the results of a language test (from an agency designated by CIC) that shows you meet them when you apply. Your English test results must not be more than two years old on the day you apply.

This program is also gives an opportunity to qualify to international student who are on post graduate work permit. International students who finishes at least 2 semesters of study program through approved institutes get eligible for 1 year of work permit and if they finish 3-4 semseters of study program then they get eligible for 3 years of work permit.

Students get an opportunity to work in Canadian economy and contribute to the growth. On completing 12 months of full-time work experience in Canada in skilled category, they could qualify to apply for PR in Canada.

 

Get FREE assessment of your profile to see if you qualify to apply under Canadian Experience Class. A small mistake could result in frustration and refusal of your application. The important thing to remember is that you have already spent almost $18000 – $20000 a year to study in Canada. Probably it is the best idea to avail some professional service from an ICCRC member to represent your immigration case. You have reached very close to your destination of getting qualified for PR – but before you start, ask these questions to yourself.

  • Are you really qualified?
  • Do you have all the documentations as required by rules and regulation to apply for CEC?
  • Are you simply telling yourself the things that you want to hear and be happy?
  • Are you really prepared to hear the bitter fact, act smart, be prepared well in time and apply as per policies specified?

CIC is also seeing an overrepresentation of certain occupations in the program. In order to bring in as diverse a skill set as possible, the department will introduce limits on the number of applications under certain occupations.

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