Express Entry

Express Entry manages three economic immigration programs of Canada.

These are:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
  • Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

The Canadian Experience Class (CEC) is a Canadian immigration program that is designed to facilitate the transition of temporary foreign workers and international students who are already in Canada to permanent residence.

It is intended for individuals who have gained skilled work experience in Canada and who have the ability to contribute to the Canadian economy.

To be eligible for the CEC, individuals must have at least 12 months of full-time (or equivalent part-time) skilled work experience in Canada in the three years preceding the application, and must meet the required language proficiency levels in English or French.

In addition, there is no requirement of Education under Canadian Experience Class however in order to improve their Express Entry pool ranking, candidates must have completed a program equivalent of full-time study at a post-secondary institution in Canada, or have graduated from a post-secondary institution in Canada.

CEC applicants do not have to show any proof of funds i.e. there is no requirement of settlement funds under this program.

The CEC offers several benefits to eligible individuals, including the opportunity to apply for permanent residence from within Canada, and the ability to retain their status as temporary residents while their application is being processed.

It is a popular option for individuals who have gained valuable work experience in Canada and who wish to build a future in the country.