First of all do you have any work permit?? is still valid?? Once you apply under this category and receive by the cic. you don't really need to go back to your home country even your WP has expired already. you will be under Implied status, but you if want to go back and wait for the process done that's ok. you can also apply the leave the country or again you can stay.. "
Raj, this information is dead wrong and if you listen to it, you could end up being barred from Canada.
1. To remain in Canada, you absolutely require either a work permit or a visitors permit. Applying for permanent residence does NOT give you any status in Canada. If you stay in Canada after your work permit has expired, you are unauthorized ("illegal") and could be deported and barred from Canada in the future.
2. "Implied status" only exists if you apply for a new work permit PRIOR to the expiration of your old one. If you do not apply for a new work permit, there is no implied status. If your application for a new work permit is rejected, you are IMMEDIATELY out of status and must leave Canada.
3. You can apply in Canada, and return to your home country, no problem. Or you can apply after you return. If you move after you submit your application, you must update CIC with your new address. When you select a visa office for processing, keep in min
4. You must have at least 2 years of full-time work experience in the 3 years prior to your application. That means if you leave Canada immediately after completing 2 years of work experience, you have up to 1 year to submit your application. Of course, you shouldn't wait a full year, you should submit it as soon as possible once you have fulfilled all requirements.
5. If you expect to return to India, you should select New Delhi as your visa office, because you will have to be able to attend an interview (if called for one), as well as submit your passport if your application is approved.
6. There are no "points" in the CEC class. The point system applies only to FSW applications. So it does not matter if you have a job in Canada or not, at the time you apply for CEC.
Please refer to the CIC website for accurate information on CEC and other permanent resident programs.http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/cec/index.asp