Canadian Experience Class Visa

Canadian Experience Class Eligibility Process

Canadian Express Class or simply CEC is one of the three immigration programs which are a part of Express Entry Immigration to secure permanent residence in Canada. Canadian Express Class program is for the individuals who have already worked for at least one year in Canada and want to immigrate permanently after the gaining experience in Canada. The federal government of Canada is always looking for a pool of highly talented workers who are already contributing to the economy and want them to become permanent residents of Canada with several benefits. That’s the reason for the introduction of the Canadian Express Class program. This immigration plan will help all those individuals who have enjoyed and loved the work culture of Canada and planned to settle down in the country itself.

Canadian Express Class program is also applicable for individuals who no longer live in Canada, but they will have to submit their application within three years from the date of leaving their job in Canada. As with the other programs of Express Entry, the Canadian Express Class Immigration program also uses the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) to assign ranks to the interested individuals against each other. This is followed by inviting only the most competitive candidates eligible to apply for Canadian Permanent Residence through Invitation to Apply (ITA). The pool contains candidates from Canadian Express Class along with the candidates under Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC) and Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC). Just like any other immigration program, CEC also has a predefined set of eligibility rules.

They are:

  1. Candidates should possess at least one year of skilled work experience in Canada within the last three years. Additionally, their specialized work experience should fall under skill levels of either O, A, or B as per the National Occupational Classification (NOC) code, which should be gained legally.
  2. Candidates should attain the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) score in either the English or French languages. CLB level 7 is applicable for NOC O and A categorized jobs, and CLB level 5 is for NOC B jobs.
  3. The language tests include speaking, reading, listening, and writing skills.
  4. Candidates should plan on living outside the Quebec province.

Canadian Experience Class Eligibility Process

  1. The first step is to get the work permit in Canada
  2. Complete at least one year of work in Canada
  3. Attend the language test and make sure all the eligibility requirements are met
  4. To create Express Entry profile
  5. Improve the necessary details in the profile and wait for the cut-off score
  6. Once the cut-off is reached, an Invitation to apply will be received
  7. Completion of medical and background checks, and then the candidate needs to submit the e-application within 60 days.
  8. Processing time for the review of e-application
  9. Confirmation of permanent resident status and to get the PR card.

Benefits under the Canadian Express Class program

  • All CEC eligible candidates possess one year of skilled experience working in Canada. This experience plays a vital role in the Comprehensive Ranking System.
  • Canadian Express Class applications are known for their fast processing times, often within three to four months due to involvement of minimal documentation
  • Candidates applying under CEC don’t require to show the proofs of settlement funds, whereas FSWC and FSTC candidates are required to produce the proofs.

We are here to help you with your application:

We at Ask Era Immigration understands the process very well, and we have handcrafted a roadmap for the same. If you are an eligible candidate under CEC and looking for some expert guidance, then this is the right place for you. Contact us directly to get your permanent residence approved.


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