Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

The Canadian Experience Class (CEC) offers a route to Canadian permanent residence for those with work experience in Canada. The Canadian Experience Class category’s requirements include at least twelve (12) months of full-time (or the equivalent part-time) work experience in a Canada, an intention to reside in a Canadian province other than Quebec, and English or French language skills. The work experience must be in a managerial or professional position, a technical job, or a skilled trade. Applicants seeking permanent residence under the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) must first apply using the Express Entry system.

Our Immigration Law Group is experienced in preparing strong and thorough applications for Canadian permanent residence through the Canadian Experience Class (CEC). We can assist potential CEC applicants by determining their eligibility and advising on how to improve the chances of success in achieving Canadian permanent residence through the CEC. We can also help to overcome CEC application refusals.



Canadian Experience Class Permanent Residence Application – July 2014

I would like to say thank you very much for all the support in my application for Permanent Residency in Canada. I had tried on my own, and the case was refused.  I then came to you.  You and your team provided excellent help that changed everything.  I just crossed the border to finalize the process and I am currently waiting for CIC to send me my PR card.  Best wishes.

–          NC

Permanent Residence (Canadian Experience Class) – June 2013

I came to the Immigration Law Group at Perley-Robertston, Hill & McDougall when I learned that there were issues with my Canadian Experience Class (CEC) Permanent Residence Application. It looked as though my application would be rejected, but thankfully we were able to overcome the complications. The Immigration Law Group helped me throughout the whole case. Their strong guidance and support made the process much easier and eventually successful.

– Arindam, Bangladesh



Express Entry: Top 5 Tips – Warren Creates and Jacqueline Bonisteel, February 2015

The Federal Skilled Trades Program and the Canada Experience Class– Presentation to the Ontario Bar Association Institute 2013, Toronto, ON, February 2013 Download

Immigration’s New Category: The Canadian Experience Class – Warren Creates

Ottawa Business Journal, March 2008

Easier to Immigrate? The Canadian Experience Class and the Red Carpet – Warren CreatesOttawa Business Journal, February 2008



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