What is the Canadian Experience Class?

Do you know that if you are an international student in Canada or a temporary foreign worker, you could be eligible to apply for permanent residency?

Doing so is applying for permanent residency under the Canadian Experience Class, also called the CEC.

Basically, your work and educational experience in Canada means that you are already familiar with the Canadian way of life and will be able to contribute to the Canadian economy. After enough time in Canada you language proficiency should also be quite developed, and this is a way you can apply to stay in Canada permanently.

Do I qualify for the Canadian Experience Class?

The criteria for qualifying for the Canadian Experience Class are very specific.

You must:

– Be able to demonstrate your proficiency in one of the official languages (English or French) by providing the results of a language test taken in a designated testing facility.
– Be in Canada working, or it must not be more than one year since you’ve left your job in Canada.
– Have been in Canada on a valid temporary visa during your work or study experience.
– Be a temporary foreign worker who has worked in Canada on a full time basis in a designated occupation for two of the last three years.


– Be a foreign student who graduated from a qualifying Canadian college or university and who has one year of full time work experience in Canada in a designated occupation that qualifies for the Canadian Experience Class.

As you can see, the requirements for the Canadian Experience Class are quite broad!
However, we are here to help guide you through this complex process. Contact us at the phone number on top of this page or e-mail us and we will be happy to provide an assessment of your case to determine if you qualify for the Canadian Experience Class or any other path to permanent residency in Canada!

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