Canadian Experience Class
Your Canadian work experience can help you become a permanent resident!
How does it all work?
Immigration can seem very daunting, but we'll simplify it for you.
The Canadian Experience Class is for those who have Canadian work experience and would like to become a permanent resident of Canada.
To qualify for the Canadian Experience Class, you must meet some minimum requirements.
Skilled Worker Experience
To qualify as having skilled work experience you must have at least 1 year of paid skilled work experience in Canada, in the last 3 years before your application
- 1 Full time job | 30 hrs/week for 12 months (1,560 Hours Total)
- Equivalent part time work | 15 hrs/week for 24 months (1,560 Hours Total)
- Note: You can work as many part time jobs as you want
- More than one full time job (1,560 Hours Total)
Your skilled work experience must have been gained while under Temporary Resident status with authorization to work
Self Employment & Student Work Experience
Self Employment and full-time work experience gained while you were a student (co-op) do not count towards the minimum requirements for this program.
You are ineligible for the Canadian Experience Class if
- You are a refugee in Canada
- You are working without authorization
- Your experience was gained without Temporary Resident status in Canada
For your language ability to be eligible, you must
- Take an approved test in English or French in each language ability
- Get a minimum score of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 for NOC 0 or A jobs or
- Get a minimum score of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 5 for NOC B jobs
- Enter your results in your Express Entry profile
Note: Language tests are valid for 2 years after the date of the test result
There are no education requirements, however it will improve your ranking in the Express Entry pool.
If your education is from outside Canada, you can gain additional points for a completed educational credential with an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) confirming the education you received is equal to a certificate, diploma or degree from a Canadian high school or post secondary school.
If your education is from inside Canada, you can gain additional points for a completed certificate, diploma or degree from a Canadian high school or post secondary school.
You must also show that you have enough money for you and your family to settle in Canada
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