Canadian Experience Class

The Canadian Experience Class (CEC) allows temporary foreign workers with at least one year of full-time skilled work experience* (or an equal amount in part-time) in Canada, to apply for permanent residence in Canada. The experience should be gained in the three years before you apply.

All CEC applicants must meet the program’s language proficiency requirements to qualify.

If you gained your skilled work experience in Canada in a NOC skill type 0 or A, you must meet the minimum level of CLB7 in either English or French for all four language abilities. The minimum International English Language Testing System(IELTS) score requirements are:

Speaking Listening Reading Writing
6 6 6 6

For applicants with Canadian work experience of NOC skill type B, you must meet the minimum level of CLB5 in either English or French for all four language abilities. The minimum International English Language Testing System(IELTS) score requirements are:

Speaking Listening Reading Writing
5 5 4 5

One of our licensed immigration consultants can speak with you in person, online or on the phone about your unique immigration situation and to give you a breakdown of your options.

411 thoughts on “Canadian Experience Class

  1. i have done 3rd year diploma (Electronics & Communications engg) nd i have 3 year work experience in india
    what requirements to apply PR in canada(ielts band ? and job offer ?etc.)

  2. Hi

    I am a 33 year old female, not married, holding a master degree in business administration & Bachelor in computer applications.
    8 years of work experience in jobs (NOC A and B)
    My Ielts result is an over all band of: 6.5 “reading 6.5, writing:6, listening:6, speaking:6.5)
    Do I qualify or age matters??

  3. Hi,

    I have cleared IELTS academic. I got admission in University
    My overall score is 6.5
    L -7.5
    R -7.5
    S – 6
    W – 5.5

    Is there any chance that CIC will refuse my application??

  4. Hi
    I have scored
    listening -8.5
    Reading – 8.0
    Speaking 6.5
    Overall 7.5
    And I have more than one year of full time experience as a dietitian and nutrition
    Can I apply for CANADA PR???

  5. Dear sir/Madam

    I have bachelors degree in chemical engineering and have more than 20 yrs of experience
    My age is 42
    May I eligible. For Canadian PR without ielts exams

    Waiting your assitance

    Thanks and best regards

    Syed Tanveeruzzaman

  6. Hi ,

    I have given CELPIP exam in Sep 2014 and My score was

    Can I apply for PR now? Please reply

  7. Hello,
    I have degree in engineering n i possess experience of 6 years in teaching, will my experience will be counted for Canada’s immigration?
    Thanks in advance

  8. Hello I just want to know that am am I eligible apply PR in Canada if I have 6 years of experience as a restaurant manager in Australia. I have MBA degree from pakistan, then I study Master of professional accounting from Australia. I also did diploma in Hospitality Management and one year diploma in Business from Australia. My age is 35 years and has Ielts with 6 each. Am i eligible to get PR in Canada.

  9. Hi,

    I have done Nursery teacher training from India & I am in the field of kindergarten teaching for last 5-6 years after completion on N T T. Am I eligible to apply for a PR for Canada.

    Kindly reply.

  10. I passed 12th with non medical stream in 2016 with 71% after that I applied for Canada with 5.5 band and application was refused and now I achieve 6 band in each module can I apply for Canada with surity plz tell me as soon as possible

  11. Sir I need a long haul driver job in Canada.i am Indian.i have a 8yrs experience in this field.i am a national driver in India in I am working in truck driver for PSA CORPORATION LTD in Singapore.i am completed only high school.higer secondary not complete one subject .can I eligible for temporary work permit.

  12. Greetings. I scored overall 6.5 in IELTS. L7, R5.5, W6, S7
    Will I be able to apply university of low rank where my Ielts is acceptable, after that will I get my Visa. Im going to apply for undergraduation. Recently I stood among top 10 in my country for English Olympiad grand finale

  13. Hi ,I passed my ilets exam with overall of 5.5 in the IELTS exam and iam an English language teacher . Is there a chance in apply as immigrant to Canada ? I got 7in speaking 6 in writing 4.5 listening and 4.5 in reading . Your help is really appreciated

  14. I wanted to ask what if an applicant was banned for 5 years by the CIC due to misrepresentation case of employment history (which was actually not the case), Can the applicant apply on any other grounds. Not for PR but can he take student visa.
    Kindly guide

  15. Hi, in regards to the Canadian work experience class. Can i work my 1 year in halves? meaning work 5 months then took maternity leave then work another 6 months with the same employer.

  16. Hello sir
    I have experience in IT FIELD and at least 12 years experience can I apply for Canadian work visa or PR with out IELT test it is possible or not .

  17. I got IELTS score.
    Reading -4
    Wants to apply through Canada Express Entry for National Occupation Classification-0122 under NOC-B.
    Am I eligible ?

  18. Hi,

    I am very much interested to apply as an immigrant in Canada. The main applicant will be my husband. He is a software engineer. His age is 37 years. More than 10 years he is a freelancer. More than 6 years he is working with a Canadian company as a software developer full time paid worker. The company will provide necessary documents for helping in the immigration process except for valid job offer for the current situation.

    I have seen in express entry there is a sector where we can get points for canadian job experience. Is it possible for us to get points from that sector?

    Thank you for your time.

  19. Hi,
    I am a secondary school teacher with 1-year experience. My credentials are assessed as Bachelors and Masters both in Business Administration. I have CLB 10 IELTS results.
    The total calculated points are around 460, however, I am concerned on whether I need B.Ed to qualify for express entry or not?


  20. Hi,
    I worked in Canada for 9 months in 2014, then I started my PhD in Canada in 2015. Now I finished my PhD, and I will continue the same job for 4 months from September to December. Am I eligible for Canadian express class or the federal skilled worker class?
    Thank you!

  21. My overall band score in Ielts is 6.5 but i got 5.5 in writing
    Will i get admission in Canada university or colleges for pg diploma

  22. Hi There – I have a CELPIP score higher than CLB7 which is the basic criteria for the EE Profile. My original Express entry profile expired in August and I created a new profile just before my original profile’s expiry. On my Original EE profile, I had FSW as Met and CSW as Met, and the score was close to the current Threshold. But the new profile created is reflecting FSW as Met and CEC as Not Met.

    All the details of my work Experience under NOC 0213 (Canadian exp of 3+ years & Outside Canada 5+ years) are the same in both my old EE profile as well as my new EE profile. Any idea what could be causing this discrepancy? Appreciate any feedback / guidance you can provide on this please.

  23. Hey, i am looking forward for udergraduate diploma after my class 12th, i am quiet missguided my ielts score is L 6 R 6 S 5.5 W 5.5 with an overall score 6 and i scored 45% in my class 12 in arts stream with history , politial , english and physical education.. My question is can i get an offer letter from colleges in calgary or do i have to face some issues while getting the visa? Because of my less percentage and my 10th class percentaage was 51.4

  24. hi,
    i have a friend 33 years old divorced from turkey with ielts 6.5, 8 yrs of experience in mechanical engineer. What are the programs under which he can immigrate to canada?

  25. Dear Sir/Madam,

    I am a chemical engineering graduate having 21 yrs of experience in different chemicals and water treatment field. I would like to get an offer letter from the company in Canada
    How would you help me without ielts.

    Thanks and best regards

    Syed Tanveeruzzaman

  26. Hello
    I am Yasser and I am 32 years old and hold a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design and Drawing with 16 years of continuous and relevant work and experience in the aerospace industry, designing and designing helicopters and food industry …
    Can I apply for a permanent visa application?

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