Canadian Experience Class Programme

Canadian Experience Class Programme


Canadian Experience Class Programme

The IRCC (Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada) introduced the Canadian Experience Class program in 2008 with the goal of allowing skilled employees from various nations to acquire permanent residency status in the country. CEC (Canadian Experience Class) has become one of the country’s most popular immigration routes for qualified employees. The government also refers to it as an enormous achievement in the nation, owing to the fact that it provides numerous chances for skilled immigrants.

How Exactly Does The CEC Program Work?

The IRCC manages skilled worker applications for three categories, including the Canadian Experience Class, using Express Entry.
To be qualified for this, you must satisfy the minimum requirement or eligibility requirements for CEC. Once you are qualified, you must complete a formal Express Entry application on the IRCC’s website. Once you submit your biography, it will be included in a survey in which Express Entry will issue permanent resident offers to applicants with the best CRS ratings.
If you receive an invitation, you can then apply for a Permanent Residency in this program.

What Skilled Worker Experience Mean?

According to the Canadian National Occupational Classification (NOC), skilled work experience means:

Managerial jobs (skilled level 0)
Technical jobs (skill type B)
Professional jobs (skill type A)
Skilled trades (skill type B)

Requirement for Canadian Experience Class

According to the Canadian National Occupational Classification (NOC), skilled work experience means:


Have 1 year of skilled work experience in Canada in the last 3 years before you apply

Full-time job at 1 plus that accumulates in 1 year full-time, which is around 1560 hours

Please do note that you are not eligible for the Canadian Experience Class if:

You are a refugee claimant
You are working without proper authorisation
Your work experience was gained without you having temporary resident status in Canada

Language Requirements

Candidates are also required to meet the minimum language level of:

Canadian Language Benchmark 7 for NOC 0 or A jobs
Canadian Language Benchmark 5 for NOC B jobs

Take approved language tests for:

  • Writing 
  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Speaking