Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
Last updated: October 5, 2019
The Canadian Experience Class is Canada’s permanent residence program for those with Canadian work experience in a Skill Level 0, A or B occupation. To be eligible for this program, you must meet language and work experience requirements. There is no education requirement under CEC but it is a plus if you have education.
CEC is meant to help transition temporary skilled workers into permanent residents. It is also often the last link in the chain for international students who come to Canada with hopes of permanent residence.
Minimum eligibility requirements are for language and work experience. You must;
- have worked for at least one (1) full year (1,560 hours) in Canada in a Skilled Level 0, A or B job within the last three (3) years
- have scored at least Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 in all four language abilities (writing, reading, listening, speaking) if your occupation is a Skill Level 0 or A
have scored at least CLB 5 in all four language abilities if your occupation is a Skill Level B