Canadian Experience Class

The Canadian Experience Class (CEC) is a popular immigration category for Canada’s foreign workers who wish to become permanent residents. Temporary foreign workers are ideal candidates for Canadian immigration (permanent residence). Having obtained Canadian work experience, these individuals might have already settled into Canadian society and established important networks in their communities and their careers.SinceJanuary 2015, Canadian Experience Class applications are processed through the Express Entry selection system for immigration to Canada.

​Eligible candidates must make an expression of interest in immigrating to Canada, create an online Express Entry profile, and receive an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence before they may make an application.

​For many international graduates, the Canadian Experience Class offers the fastest and most simple path to achieving permanent residence. 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 enter the Express Entry pool under the Canadian Experience Class.