Canadian Experience Class (CEC) is an immigration category that intends to help Canada’s temporary foreign workers and international graduates in obtaining a Permanent Resident status. The CEC is a popular immigration path for individuals who are already living and working in Canada.
The applicant must:
- have at least 12 months of full-time (or an equal amount in part time) skilled work experience in Canada in the three years before you apply.
- have gained enough work experience in Canada with proper authorization.
- meet the required language levels needed for your job in each language ability (speaking, listening, reading and writing).
- plan to live outside the province of Quebec.
If one is eligible to apply under the CEC, a profile must be submitted through the Express Entry system. Top ranking candidates are chosen in the Express Entry pool and are given an invitation to apply for Permanent Residence.