Canadian Experience Class Applications

Canadian Experience Class (CEC) Application for Workers and Students

If you have worked or studied in Canada, you may be able to qualify for Canadian Permanent Residence under the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) application steam. The benefit of CEC applications is that they can be filed from within Canada rather than from an Embassy from outside of Canada. Further your experience in Canada is what gives you the edge for qualifying for Canadian Permanent Residence.

While the CEC Application procedure has its advantages, there are many difficult aspects to the application that must be addressed in order to have a successful case. The application forms, procedures, documentation and must be handled perfectly from start to finish.

Our immigration law firm has been handling Canadian Permanent Residence applications for over 15 years. Let our immigration law firm perform a comprehensive assessment of your CEC application to ensure your case is prepared properly to ensure your case is put in the best possible light.

Requirements for the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) Application

The Canadian Experience Class is a new immigration program aimed to help temporary foreign workers and foreign students to use their managerial, professional, technical or trade work experience towards their applications for residency. The time that International students and skilled workers spend in Canada while contributing to Canadian society will now assist in their eligibility to stay permanently.

Specifically, the Canadian Experience Class will allow the transition from temporary residence to permanent residence for:

International Students with

  1. At least two years post secondary education in Canada and
  2. One year full–time Canadian skilled work experience in specific job categories and
  3. Language proficiency (English or French) needed for occupation.

Temporary Foreign Workers with

  1. At least two years of recent [in the last 3 years] full-time Canadian skilled work experience in specific job categories and
  2. Language proficiency (English or French) needed for occupation.

CEC Application Procedures

Applicants can remain in Canada throughout the application process, or apply from elsewhere within one year of leaving their job in Canada. Selection will be based on a pass/fail system. Applicants will be selected if they meet the parameters noted above, have legally come to Canada to work or study, have valid temporary status in Canada at the time of application, and have moderate official language proficiency.

At VisaPlace Legal we can help you determine if the Canadian Experience Class is the right immigration program for you.

Updates for Canadian Experience Class Applications

On December 4th, Citizen and Immigration Canada (CIC) published a major update to a chapter of its Canadian Experience Class category. The chapter that was updated involves the processing of applications for permanent residency in the Canadian Experience Class, and includes the criteria that must be met by applicants and how refusals are handled.

Read about the update to the CEC requirements here.

Do you need to apply for Canadian immigration under the Canadian Experience Class?

Your documents and history in Canada must be organized properly. The CEC application package must be prepared perfectly and submitted to the correct immigration office. Call us at 1 866 929 0991 or email us at [email protected] for a CEC assessment!