If you have worked in Canada, for at least one year, then the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) program will allow you to enter into Express Entry Pool. CEC is also a part of Canada’s Express Entry immigration system.

For CEC candidates there are three major advantages, under Express Entry.

  • Canadian Experience Class candidates will be ranked higher than others as they have Canadian work experience. This will boost up their CRS score in the pool.
  • CEC candidates will experience a reduced processing time, often within three to four months.
  • One of the great advantages for CEC candidates is that there is no requirements to show proof of settlement funds.

Please note that if your CRS score is below the cut-off required to receive an invitation, consult our experts on how to increase your CRS score for CEC.

CEC applicants must:

  • You must have worked in Canada for at least 1 year within the last three years. You job that you had in Canada must have been done under a valid Canadian work permit.
  • The Canadian job experience must match one of the three skill type – 0, A or B under the National Occupational Classification (NOC).
  • Plan on living outside the province of Quebec;
  • Language test score: if your occupation falls under NOC 0 or A, then you must have CLB 7 and if the occupation falls under the list of skill type B, then you must have CLB 5.

Canadian Experience Class (CEC) In 5 Steps