PART III: Express Entry – The Canadian Experience Class

By Author: Admin | October 21, 2016

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Last week we discussed about the Canadian Skilled Trades Program. This week we will be presenting The Canadian Experienced class which is another type of application for permanent residence under the Economic Class.

Reminder of what is an Express Entry Profile

Express Entry is an electronic application management system to manage the following federal economic programs for immigrants:

Potential candidates will complete an online Express Entry profile. This is a secure form that they will use to provide information about their:

  • skills,
  • work experience,
  • language ability,
  • education, and
  • Other details that will help us assess them.

Those who meet the criteria of one of the federal immigration programs listed above will be accepted into a pool of candidates.

The Canadian Experience Class

The Canadian Experienced Class is another class of persons who are selected on the basis of their ability to become economically established in Canada, their experience in Canada and their intention to reside in a province except Quebec which has its own program (Quebec Experience Program).

To qualify a temporary foreign resident must meet the criteria set out in section 87.1 (2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations that they have gained the following required work experience:

Applicants must as all the other categories seen thus far take a language test to show proficiency in one of the Canadian Official Languages (English or French), and the test result must be less than 2 years old on the date the application is submitted. You must also:

  • meet the minimum language level of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 for NOC 0 or A jobs OR Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 5 for NOC B jobs, and
  • take a language test approved by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) that shows you meet the level for speaking, listening, reading and writing.

There is no education requirement for Canadian Experience Class. But, if you want to earn points for your education under Express Entry, you either need:

  • a Canadian secondary (high school) or post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree,
  • a completed foreign credential, and
  • an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report from an agency approved by CIC. [The report must show your foreign education is equal to a completed Canadian secondary (high school) or post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree.]

For more information on the Canadian Experienced class visit CIC’s  website by clicking here.

We have seen the requirements for a person to be eligible for the Canadian Experienced class program. This concludes our three part presentation of the various Federal Economic Classes.

For more information:

If you believe you are eligible, would like for us to create your Express Entry profile for you or have any questions relating to Canadian Immigration Law matters contact the Chaudhary Law Office for a consultation.

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