What are the Requirements for the Canadian Experience Class?

In 2008, the Canadian government introduced the Canadian Experience Class, and immigration stream that allows certain people to apply for permanent residency in Canada. The program has strict requirements, and there will be 10,000 spots available when the program begins accepting applications early in the new year. 

Eligibility for the Canadian Experience Class program

In order to be eligible for the Canadian Experience Class program, one must have legally obtained temporary status in Canada on a study permit or a work permit. What the Canadian Experience Class does is allow someone to move from temporary residence in Canada to permanent residence in Canada.

An international student who is in Canada on a study permit or student visa must have at least two years of education in Canada, as well as one year of full-time Canadian skilled work experience that must be in a specific job category.

A temporary foreign worker must have at least two years of full-time Canadian work experience in the specific job category within the last three years.

All applicants, whether temporary foreign workers or international students, must have moderate language proficiency in either English or French to qualify for the Canadian Experience Class.

The application process for the Canadian Experience Class can be tricky, which is compounded by the fact that there are only going to be 10,000 spots in this stream this coming year. While competitive and popular, it is important to realize that applications are judged on a pass/fail system. This means that a mistake on your application can easily result in its denial.

In order to ensure that you are qualified for this Canadian immigration stream, contact a licensed immigration lawyer for assistance with your application. We are here to help you succeed!

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