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What Exactly Qualifies as CEC Work Experience?

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shutterstock_492975538.jpgBetween 2009 and 2014, over 50,000 individuals were admitted to Canada under the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) program. Want to know if you qualify?

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 a Temporary Resident to a Permanent Resident by applying for the CEC.

Of course, the immigration process for any program is almost never simple, so let’s take a look at who qualifies for this program, and the steps involved.

What Qualifies as CEC 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.

What Type of Jobs Qualify for the Canadian Experience Class

There are far too many possibilities to list here, but let’s take a look at a few job titles.

Managerial jobs (NOC skill level 0)

Administrators - post-secondary education and vocational training

  • Advertising, marketing and public relations managers
  • Architecture and science managers
  • Banking, credit and other investment managers
  • Commissioned officers of the Canadian Forces
  • Commissioned police officers
  • Computer and information systems managers
  • Engineering managers
  • Fire chiefs and senior firefighting officers
  • Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers
  • Managers in health care
  • Managers in social, community and correctional services
  • Postal and courier services managers
  • School principals and administrators of elementary and secondary education
  • Telecommunication carriers managers

Professional jobs (NOC skill type A)

  • Financial auditors and accountants
  • Financial and investment analysts
  • Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers
  • Other financial officers
  • Human resources professionals
  • Professional occupations in business management consulting
  • Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations

Technical jobs and skilled trades (NOC skill type B)

  • Accounting and related clerks
  • Administrative assistants
  • Banking, insurance and other financial clerks
  • Collectors
  • Conference and event planners
  • Court clerks
  • Data entry clerks
  • Desktop publishing operators and related occupations
  • Employment insurance, immigration, border services and revenue officers
  • Executive assistants
  • General office support workers
  • Human resources and recruitment officers
  • Legal administrative assistants
  • Payroll clerks
  • Personnel clerks
  • Property administrators

Didn’t See Your Job Listed Here?

Again, this is far from a complete list. If you want to know if you qualify, you should meet with an immigration professional as soon as possible to start the process of application.

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