Eligibility to apply for the Canadian Experience
Class (Express Entry) The
Canadian Experience Class is for skilled workers who have Canadian work
experience and want to become permanent residents.
meet the needed for your job for each language
least , in the last 3 years
before you apply. The work experience must be: 1 year
of skilled work experience in Canada
amount in part-time
your work experience by working in Canada legally
According to the , skilled work experience means: Canadian National
jobs (skill level 0)
jobs (skill type A)
jobs and skilled trades (skill type B)
Your work experience
can be in 1 or more NOC 0, A or B jobs.
You must show that
you performed the duties set out in the lead
statement of the occupational description in the National
Occupational Classification. This includes all the
essential duties and most of the main duties listed.
and student work experience
and work experience gained while you were a full-time student (such as a co-op
work term) doesn’t count under this program.
There is no
education requirement for the Canadian Experience Class.
If you want to
improve your rank in the Express
Entry pool for
immigration purposes, there are 2 ways you can do this.
If you went
to school in Canada, you can get points for a certificate, diploma or
degree from a Canadian:
institution (high school) or
If you have
foreign education, you can get points for:
meet the of: minimum
Language Benchmark 7 for NOC 0 or A jobs or
Language Benchmark 5 for NOC B jobs
for: take approved
the test results in your Express Entry profile
tests are valid for 2 years after the date of the test result and must be
valid on the day you apply for permanent residence.
You must be . admissible to Canada
Where you can live in Canada
You must plan to
live outside the province of Quebec. The province of Quebec selects its
own skilled workers. If you plan on living in Quebec, see . Quebec-selected
skilled workers for more information