Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
Canadian Experience Class (CEC) is a pathway for temporary residents in the student and worker classes to transition to permanent residence. International students who are graduates of Canadian post-secondary institution and who possess skilled Canadian work experience may apply for permanent residence (PR) under CEC. Certain temporary foreign workers (TFWs) may also apply for PR through this program.
Eligibility Requirements for CEC
In order to make a successful application, candidates must meet the following eligibility requirements.
Language: The minimum language requirements are Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 7 for NOC 0 or A occupations; Or CLB level 5 for NOC B occupations;
Work experience: One year of full-time Canadian work experience (1,560 hours per year) or equal amount of part-time work experience in NOC 0, A or B occupations within the past 3 years;
Plan to live: Outside the province of Quebec; and
Education: There is no education requirement for this class. However, to earn points under Express Entry system, candidates must have Canadian equivalent post-secondary education.