Between 2009 and 2014, over 50,000 individuals were admitted to Canada under the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) program. Want to know if you qualify?Did you come to Canada to work or study temporarily and fall in the love with the country? If so, you can use your skills to go from being a Temporary Resident to obtaining Permanent Residence by applying for the CEC.
For Canadian immigration there are over 60 programs created for different reasons, so it is almost never simple, so let’s take a look at who qualifies for this CEC program, and the steps involved.
What Qualifies as Canadian Experience Class Work Experience?
To begin with, according to the Government of Canada, at the very minimum, successful applicants must:
- Have at least 12 months of full-time (or an equal amount in part-time) skilled work experience in Canada in the three years before you apply,
- Have gained your experience in Canada with the proper authorization,
- Meet the required language levels needed for your job for each language ability (speaking, reading, writing and listening),
- Plan to live outside the province of Quebec.
The type of work you plan on doing must also fall into one of three categories, as classified by the Canadian National Occupational Classification (NOC). Your job must fall under:
- Managerial jobs (NOC skill level 0)
- Professional jobs (NOC skill type A)
- Technical jobs and skilled trades (NOC skill type B)
That may seem a bit limiting, but that actually encapsulates a lot of potential jobs you can work.