The Canadian Experience Class is an immigration category for Canada's temporary foreign workers who wish to become Permanent Residents.Temporary foreign workers are ideal candidates for Canadian immigration (Permanent Residency). Having obtained Canadian work experience, these individuals have already settled into Canadian society and have established important networks in their communities and their careers.
Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements. They must have:
- Obtained at least one year of skilled, professional or technical work experience in Canada within 36 months of the application date; and
- Met or surpassed a Canadian Language Benchmark threshold of 5 ("inital intermediate") or 7 ("adequate intermediate proficiency") depending on the level of the job.
The Canadian Experience Class requirements are based on a pass or fail model. If the minimum requirements are met, the applicant is eligible to apply to this program.
A Popular Option for International Students
For many international graduates, the Canadian Experience Class offers the fastest and most simple path to achieving Permanent Residency.
After completing a program or course of study at a Canadian educational institution, many international graduates are able to remain in the country on post-graduate work permits. If, during this time, a graduate obtains at least one year of work in a skilled, professional or technical field, they may then become eligible to apply under the Canadian Experience Class.
Additional Options for Foreign Workers
If you are considering the Canadian Experience Class because youqualify as a temporary foreign worker, you may have other options for Canadian immigration through the various Provincial Nomination Programs (PNP).
For more information about the Canadian Experience Class, see our Canadian Experience Class FAQ.
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