Express Entry is an online application system managed by the government of Canada’s immigration department, i.e., Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). IRCC selects and communicates with qualified and skilled workers through Express Entry economic immigration programs, assisting Canada in meeting labor market requirements.
The Canadian Experience Class (CEC) is one of the Express Entry-managed economic immigration programs. This economic immigration program is designed for temporary foreign skilled workers and foreign graduates with Canadian work experience who wish to become Canadian Permanent Residents.
In this program, it is mandatory for the skilled worker to meet the minimum requirements of language proficiency, education, and work experience.
Once a skilled worker meets the eligibility criteria of the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) Program and submits an Express Entry profile, IRCC ranks the profile among other skilled workers using a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Score, and the profile with the highest CRS Score receives the highest rank in the Express Entry Pool, increasing the chances of receiving an invitation from IRCC to apply for a Canadian Permanent Residence Visa.
It is mandatory for the skilled worker to have at least one (1) year of cumulative paid and full-time (or equivalent part-time) work experience in Canada in the past 3 years before the submission of the application. Work experience can be in 1 or more of the below-stated National Occupational Classification (NOC) job groups:
When it comes to immigration, language proficiency is critical. According to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), the minimum language score requirements for the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) Program vary depending on the National Occupational Classification (NOC) job group/s, i.e.
If earned within Canada
If earned outside Canada