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The Canadian Experience Class is a unique application type which rewards foreign workers currently in Canada, who have obtained worthy work experience in a skilled occupation, to obtain Permanent Residence in Canada.

 

Immigrate to Canada through Express Entry

Immigrate to Canada through Express Entry

Express Entry Canada

Canada is the second largest also one of the wealthiest country in the world. It is regularly voted one of the best countries to live in as it is known for diversity, a high standard of living, an open and tolerant culture, a clean environment and a low crime rate which makes this country a best place to live in. It is also a place where a good lifestyle and a high quality education system are affordable and also provides world class medical facilities.

Express Entry is an online system that Canadian Government uses to manage applications for permanent residence for skilled workers. In Express Entry System an online application process is created to pick out skilled workers from foreign countries that are applying through immigration purposes. The Express Entry also helps employers to find skilled foreign workers through assessing their skills and experiences through a profile and a point based system called the Comprehensive Ranking System. Like to know more about the Express Entry then continue reading.

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Ontario's Human Capital Category

Ontario's Human Capital Category

OINP: Human Capital Category

Canada is a great country to live and work in. However, many employers in Canada face problems in filling in jobs. Therefore, to boost Canada’s economy and fill in positions, Canada welcomes many immigrants to Canada.

To help fill in those jobs, the federal government of Canada through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), has created the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). The Provincial Nominee Program allows employers to locate foreign workers that have the skills, experience and education level to fill the jobs.

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Express Entry to Canada

Express Entry to Canada

Express Entry and How Does it Work

Express Entry (EE) was introduced by the Federal government in 2015 as an online immigration application system offering Canadian permanent residence to foreign skilled workers. Candidates are ranked based on their individual profiles and only those with the highest rankings are invited to apply for permanent residency.

Do I Qualify for Express Entry

The Express Entry system allows Citizenship and Immigration Canada to analyze and choose immigrants under the following economic programs: (1) Skilled Worker program; (2) Skilled Trades program; or (3) Canadian Experience Class. In order to qualify for Express Entry, you must meet the eligibility criteria for any of the abovementioned programs.

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Become a Canadian Permanent Resident through the Canadian Experience Class

Become a Canadian Permanent Resident through the Canadian Experience Class

The Steps to Apply for Canadian Experience Class

If you are a foreign national that is currently working in Canada and would like to obtain permanent residency in Canada, the Canadian Experience Class may be for you. The Canadian Experience Class category is available through the Express Entry immigration selection system. The Canadian Experience Class category is intended for foreign nationals who have work experience in Canada and have gained the appropriate skills to assist them for any future work in Canada and, thus, hopefully resulting in permanent residency in Canada. These potential permanent residents of Canada who have work experience within Canada will essentially benefit the Canadian economy going forward. Therefore, in this article, I will address how to apply for Canadian Experience Class and other very important information to consider if you would like to apply under this economic immigration category.

Minimum Requirements for Canadian Experience Class

In order to apply for the Canadian Experience Class economic immigration category, you must meet all of the eligibility requirements. Not everyone will be eligible to apply. Below are the two main requirements in order to apply for the Canadian Experience Class.

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Understanding the Canadian Experience Class

Understanding the Canadian Experience Class

Applying for Permanent Residence through the CEC

Canadian Experience Class (CEC) is one of the ways that allows you to become a permanent resident in Canada. Individuals are ranked on the government’s comprehensive ranking system (CRS), and every so often a certain number of top applicants are given an invitation to apply. In this blog, you will read about who is eligible for the Canadian Experience Class, and how to apply for permanent residence through the CEC as well.

Eligibility Requirements of the Canadian Experience Class

The purpose of express entry is to invite skilled foreign nationals who wish to come to Canada, to Canada, in the hopes that at the same time, the Canadian government can work to strengthen the Canadian labor market. Therefore, there are some somewhat specific eligibility requirements. They are as follows:

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Apply for a Provincial Nominee Program

Apply for a Provincial Nominee Program

What is a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)?

Through the Express Entry program; which helps valuable, highly skilled foreign nationals immigrate to Canada as permanent residents, there are various “provincial nominee programs.” Provinces and territories in Canada, with the exception of Quebec, can chose to nominate individuals and persons with certain skills and certain qualities to immigrate to Canada through the Provincial Nomination Program (PNP). This allows provincial governments to have better control of the services and employment sectors in their region, and ensure the employment market remains driven and competitive. The idea is the individuals who are being nominated into these programs, have skills or qualities which will be valuable to the Canadian labor market, and the economy.

How Do the Provincial Nominee Programs Work?

Each province and territory has a special “stream” under which they nominate foreign nationals to immigrate to their province. A “stream” is a program that targets certain groups depending on the qualifications and skills the individual has, which are necessary for a certain occupation. For example, a program in any given province or territory may target students of certain education, business people specialized in certain sectors, skilled workers or semi-skilled works.

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Applying for Express Entry

Applying for Express Entry

What is the best way to apply for Permanent Residency?

Are you considering moving to Canada in the future? Have you started looking into how this could be done, and come to the realization it feels like there are a million ways to become a permanent resident of Canada, so you now have no idea where to even begin? This is the case for many individuals who wish to become permanent residents of Canada. It is VERY hard to know what route to take to apply for permanent residency. Though, the most important thing to know is the best route for you may not be the best route for someone else. The best place to start is by assessing your own specific circumstances to determine which path to permanent residency is the most applicable for you. Therefore, if you are married to a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, you’ll probably want to consider spousal sponsorship as your path to permanent residency. In other cases, you may assess your skills and qualifications to engage in the Canadian working economy, and see that you are in fact an asset to the Canadian economy. If this is the case, you could be eligible to apply for permanent residence through the express entry program. In this article, we will focus on the ways an individual can qualify and apply for permanent residency under the express entry program.

What is Express Entry?

Since 2015, the Canadian government has made it a priority to use immigration as a tool to help balance the Canadian economy. Therefore, the express entry program was introduced as a way to allow qualified applicants to apply online by uploading a profile of their skills, abilities and work experience to a Canadian database which is accessible to immigration officers. Profiles are assessed, and candidates who are considered an asset to the Canadian economy will receive an invitation to apply. Therefore, once you receive an invitation to apply, you have 90 days to complete and submit an application for permanent residence.

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Canadian Experience Class Questions and Answers

Canadian Experience Class Questions and Answers

Q&A – Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

In this article, I will address a few detailed questions and answers for the Canadian Experience Class program which include pertinent information to consider when applying for this program. The Canadian Experience Class program was intended for foreign national workers who have work experience within Canada and have gained skills that will help them obtain employment and will ultimately lead to permanent residency in Canada. If you a skilled foreign national worker and would like to apply for the Canadian Experience Class program, I suggest you watch our video on “The Basics of Canadian Experience Class” before reading this question and answer article. The intention of this article is meant to clarify any misunderstanding or confusion with regards to the Canadian Experience Class program.

Q: What exactly is the Canadian Experience Class?

A: The Canadian Experience Class is a category of the Economic class of Canadian immigration. In this category, skilled foreign national workers that are currently working in Canada temporarily may qualify and apply for permanent residency in Canada.

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How to Make a Job Offer and Hire Permanent Workers

How to Make a Job Offer and Hire Permanent Workers

Get a Labour Market Impact Assessment

When looking to hire a foreign worker permanently, there are several steps that one must consider and take prior to hiring that individual. These steps are taken in order for the foreign worker to immigrate to Canada as a skilled worker. You may be able to hire this individual by offering them a job through Express Entry. Specifically, Express Entry is an advanced system that is utilized to manage applications for economic immigration programs, such as the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program, and the Canadian Experience Class. The only way that a Canadian employer can hire a foreign national permanently is if there are no Canadians or permanent residents to fill the intended position. In this article, I will address how to make a job offer and hire permanent workers through Express Entry supported by a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).

Steps Before Making a Job Offer

As previously mentioned, when hiring a foreign worker permanently, a Canadian employer may be able to do so through Express Entry in order to meet the needs of that company when they cannot find any Canadian or permanent resident to fill the intended job. Specifically, for skilled work, the Express Entry candidates must fall under Skill Type 0 and Skill Level A and B in the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This NOC system is utilized to classify jobs and occupations with detailed descriptions of the specific job duties and responsibilities.

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FAQs for Canadian Experience Class

FAQs for Canadian Experience Class

FAQ – Canadian Experience Class

In this article, I will address a few popular questions and answers for the Canadian Experience Class program and some important information to consider when applying for this program. The Canadian Experience Class program was created and intended for foreign nationals who have worked in Canada and have gained skills that will help them obtain future employment and will lead to permanent residency in Canada. If you a skilled foreign national and would like to apply for the Canadian Experience Class program, I suggest you read our article on “The Basics of Canadian Experience Class” before reading this question and answer article. The intention of this article is meant to clarify any misunderstanding or confusion with regards to the Canadian Experience Class program.

Q: Since I just graduated as an international student in Canada, am I able to apply for permanent residency?

A: As a graduated international student in Canada, you may be able to apply for permanent residency through the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) program. However, you must meet the eligibility requirements in order to apply. When applying for the CEC program, you must plan to live anywhere in Canada but Quebec, as they have different regulations; have at least one year of full-time experience in an occupation that falls under either National Occupational Classification (NOC) 0, A or B level in the past three years prior to applying; have gained your work experience through legal authorization in Canada after having graduated; and, meet the language levels needed for the intended job. It is important to note that you cannot use any work experience gained during your studies; the work experience must be from after you have graduated. Conclusively, you may also apply for permanent residency through other programs; however, you must ensure you meet the eligibility criteria for these programs as well.

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LMIA and Permanent Residence

LMIA and Permanent Residence

Can LMIA lead to Permanent Residency?

Yes it can. However, this depends on the type of occupation you apply for in the beginning. Let’s take a look at what occupations will garner you a permanent residency in Canada.

What is a Labour Market Impact Assessment?

A Labour Market Assessment Impact is a document issued by Employment and Social Development Canada and Service Canada to employers who have proved that there is a shortage of skilled labour that they’re looking for. With an LMIA employers can go ahead and hire temporary foreign workers.

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How can I Qualify for the Canadian Experience Class

How can I Qualify for the Canadian Experience Class

Want to become Permanent Resident of Canada?

Are you looking to gain a Permanent Residence status in Canada? Are you someone with skilled work experience in Canada? You may be eligible to apply for the Canadian Experience Class (CEC). This is one of the pathways created by Canadian Immigration for an individual to become a Canadian Permanent Resident.

What is the Canadian Experience Class?

Canadian Experience Class is a program that facilitates those with skilled work experience to become a permanent resident of Canada. Though it used to be a separate program, the Canadian Experience Class is now integrated with Express Entry, as of 2015. Thus, in order to apply for this program, the applicant must do so through the Express Entry program. Canadian Experience Class is a good way to hire foreign workers or support employees in your business to gain permanent residence.

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Canadian Experience Class and Application Requirements

Canadian Experience Class and Application Requirements

Canadian Experience Class and Express Entry

The Canadian Experience Class (CEC) was introduced in January 2015, it allows foreigners with Canadian work experience to immigrate to Canada to become permanent residents. This is the opportunity for foreign workers to apply for permanent residence once they have worked in Canada for at least a year and decided that they want to stay here.

There are Three Categories under the Express Entry Route and They are:

  1. Canadian Experience Class
  2. Federal Skilled Program
  3. Federal Trades Program

The Canadian Experience Class allows for professionals with Canadian work experience to work permanently in Canada.

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Canadian Experience Class CEC

Canadian Experience Class CEC

How to obtain permanent residency:

The Canadian Experience Class (CEC) is one of the three methods through which foreign workers can seek permanent residence in Canada under the Express Entry program. The other two are the Federal Skilled Trades Program and the Federal Skilled Workers Program.

Express Entry is a program instituted by the Government of Canada, which began in January 2015, and can be utilized by foreign workers looking to become permanent residents of Canada. Interested parties fill out an online profile that determines if they are eligible, based on criteria such as what skills they possess, their work experience, language ability, etc. Eligible applicants are then added to a pool of other eligible candidates for permanent residence and ranked against each other using the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). The CRS assigns points based on the criteria that candidates are initially assessed on, as well as if they have a valid job offer, Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), or a nomination for permanent residence by one of the provinces or territories of Canada.

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Canadian Experience Class

Canadian Experience Class

What is the Canadian Experience Class?

The Canadian Experience Class allows certain foreign students who are graduates of a Canadian post secondary institution ad possess professional, managerial, and skilled Canadian work experience to apply for permanent residence. This class was created so that graduates from post secondary institutions and temporary foreign workers with Canadian experience can transition to permanent residence status.

To qualify, a temporary foreign resident must have maintained her status within the 24 months before applying for permanent residence.

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Canadian Experience Class

Canadian Experience Class

Can you still apply to qualify under the Canadian Experience Class if you have returned to your home country?

Yes you can! In order to do so there are still some things that will be required of you. First of all, you will have to make sure that your application is submitted to the Canadian Immigration Visa Office within a year of leaving Canada and your Canadian employment.

There are also other requirements such as: having gained a minimum of a year of full-time work experience in a NOC 0, A or B occupation in Canada. Full time work is classed as working 30 paid hours per week or more with a minimum total of 1560 hours.

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Canadian Experience Class

Canadian Experience Class

How can you qualify?

In order for you to apply for Permanent Residence under the Canadian Experience Class you will need to meet some standard requirements.

You must be able to show that you are a Foreign Worker who has completed a minimum of 12 months skilled work experience in Canada within the last 3 years.

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Canadian Experience Class

Canadian Experience Class

How can you qualify?

In order for you to apply for Permanent Residence under the Canadian Experience Class you will need to meet some standard requirements.

You must be able to show that you are a Foreign Worker who has completed a minimum of 12 months skilled work experience in Canada within the last 3 years.

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Canadian Experience Class

Canadian Experience Class

How does the Canadian Experience Class work?

As of January 1, 2015 the Canadian Government has made another way for you to come into Canada with Canadian Work Experience under the Express Entry System. This is available to you if you are a Temporary Foreign Worker hoping to become a Permanent Resident within Canada. The time that you have been in Canada and obtained work experience will help you within this process.

Does your work have to be related to your education?

No, it does not have to be related. Of course, there are rules that apply to this class just like any other. The work experience that you obtain must be completed after you have graduated from an accredited Canadian post-secondary school.

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How to Qualify Under Canadian Experience Class?

How to Qualify Under Canadian Experience Class?

To qualify under the Canadian experience class you need meet the following requirements:

  • you have to plan to live outside of the province of Quebec
  • usually you require at least 12 months of full time Canadian skilled work experience (NOC skill type 0- managerial, NOC skill type A- professional jobs, NOC skill type B- technical jobs) in the last three years
  • you have to meet the required language levels (speaking, reading, writing, and listening)
  • you have to be admissible, which means you cannot be involved in criminal activity, in human rights violations, or be a threat to Canadian security.

The idea behind the Canadian Experience Class is to provide an advantage to temporary skilled workers, who have acquired Canadian experience, and provide them with an opportunity to obtain permanent residency.

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Canadian Experience Class

What is Canadian Experience Class?

Canadian Experience Class is when you can obtain permanent residence in Canada if you have worked for at least one year in the last three years.

In order to gain qualifications for this program you will need to have experience within Canada which may lead to Permanent Residence for you.

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Canadian Experience Class

Canadian Experience Class

What is the Canadian Experience Class?

Well, the Canadian Experience Class is a program that falls under a category of Canadian Immigration. This program is geared towards you if you have already obtained work experience within Canada. This is where Temporary Foreign Workers in Canada may apply for Permanent Residence.

How much work experience is required of you to be eligible for the Canadian Experience Class?

In order to be able to apply under this program you must have the equivalent of at least one year of full time work in a high skilled profession. This work experience must have been obtained within 3 years of the day that you are applying.

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Can you apply for Permanent Residence under the Canadian Experience Class if you plan to live in Quebec?

No, Quebec has their own program that you will need to apply through, in which they have their own selection process.

If you choose to take this route you will need to submit your application through the Ministere de l’immigration et des Communautes culturelles du Quebec.

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Arranged Employment for Canada

Arranged Employment for Canada

Arranged Employment means having an employer in Canada extend a job offer of full time permanent employment. Having Arranged Employment may bring you closer to permanent residence as this will help you obtain additional points in the ranking system overall.

There is a point system for Permanent Residence, which requires you to meet a certain number of points in order to be successful. The higher the points you can obtain, the more likely the success of your application.

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Canadian Experience Class Medical Requirements

Canadian Experience Class Medical Requirements

Like most Permanent Residence Applications, you may be required to undergo a medical exam in order to finalize your Canadian Experience Class (CEC) Application. You can either do this upfront, in advance or wait for it to be request of you by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. You and any accompanying family members, if applicable, will need to undergo this medical examination. The reason for this is to determine your ‘medical admissibility’ to Canada. You will not be successful in your application via the Canadian Experience Class if you are found to be inadmissible for any reason.

You can be found inadmissible for a number of reasons. This is not only when it comes to medical issues, this is also considered if you have any previous inadmissibility or have previously overstayed in Canada or any other country illegally. Any burden you may pose to Canadian society is considered.

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Canadian Experience Class CEC 101

Canadian experience class is for those who are already living in Canada and have work experience in Canada alongside communication skill in either one the two official languages of Canada; they are English and French. Through the Canadian experience class you are able to apply for permanent resident.

Requirements

  • plan to live outside the province of Quebec,
  • 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)

Work Experience

To apply permanent resident through CEC you need:

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Canadian Experience Class Language Requirements

Canadian Experience Class Language Requirements

One of the qualifications of the Canadian Experience Class is meeting the language requirements.

As the applicant, you must demonstrate that they meet the language requirements according to your occupational skill level by providing evidence of your proficiency in English or French in all four of the following abilities:

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Canadian Experience Class

Canadian Experience Class

The Canadian Experience Class is a unique application type which rewards foreign workers currently in Canada, who have obtained worthy work experience in a skilled occupation, to obtain Permanent Residence in Canada.

The Canadian Experience Class may be for you if:

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