Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

The Canadian Experience Class (CEC) program allows international students and temporary foreign workers with at least 12 months of full-time work experience or 24 months of part-time work experience to become Permanent Resident of Canada.

CEC Minimum Requirements 

The candidate must:

  • Have at least 1 year of full-time or 2 years of part-time work experience in NOC 0, A or B within the 3 years before applying,
  • Must obtain required language levels in the language proficiency test,
  • Plan to reside outside Quebec.

Please Note:

  • Work experience obtained while enrolled, as a full-time student in school will not be considered,
  • Having required work experience and applying for Express Entry does not guarantee the selection; the preference will be given to the applicants with highest scores in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Tool.


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