Economic class immigration is the most common immigration categories for people who aspire to become permanent residents of Canada.
The Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) applications are managed by the IRCC under the Express Entry system and are assessed based on an applicant’s ability to become economically established upon immigrating to Canada.
Candidates eligible under the Federal Skilled Worker Program must first make an expression of interest for immigrating to Canada by creating an online Express Entry profile under one of these 3 federal Canada Immigration programs ; Federal skilled worker program, Federal skilled trade program, Canadian Experience Class or though a provincial nominee Program.
The Canadian Experience Class (CEC) is an immigration category for Canada’s temporary foreign workers who wish to become permanent residents. Temporary foreign workers are ideal candidates for Canadian immigration (permanent residency). Having obtained Canadian work experience, these individuals have already adapted the Canadian way of life and have established important networks in their communities and careers.
Canadian Experience Class applications are processed through the express entry system for immigration to Canada. Eligible candidates must make an expression of interest in immigrating to Canada, create an online Express Entry profile, and receive an invitation to apply for permanent residence.
Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements. They must have:
- Obtained at least one year of skilled, professional or technical work experience in Canada within 36 months of the application date; and
- Met or surpassed a Canadian Language Benchmark threshold of 5 (“initial intermediate”) or 7 (“adequate intermediate proficiency”) depending on the level of the job.
Applicants can remain in Canada throughout the application process. However, the Canadian Experience Class is also open to individuals who are no longer in Canada, provided that they submit their application within two years of leaving their job in Canada.
The Canadian Experience Class requirements are based on a pass or fail model. If the minimum requirements are met, the applicant is eligible to enter the Express Entry pool.
It is a Popular Option for International Students. As Immigration consultants we have the expertise and ability to help you get Permanent residency through the Canadian experience class.
For many international graduates, the Canadian Experience Class offers the fastest and most simple path to achieving permanent residence.
After completing a program or course of study at a Canadian educational institution, many international graduates are able to remain in the country on post-graduate work permits. If, during this time, a graduate obtains at least one year of work experience in a skilled professional or technical field, they may then become eligible to enter the Express Entry pool under the Canadian Experience Class.
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The Provincial Nomination Program (PNP) allows provinces to nominate individuals who wish to immigrate to Canada and who are interested in settling in a particular province. Provincial Nomination is an important fast-track option for Canadian Permanent Residency. Each PNP is tailored to the province’s/territory’s specific needs to select nominees who will be able to settle, work and positively contribute to the community in the province.
The most popular Provincial Nomination Programs are Ontario, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. But every province has their own streams and uses the Express entry pool to select candidates. The streams vary from province to province and can include streams such
PHD graduate stream, French speaking skilled workers, entrepreneurs, farm owners etc.
Remember, these programs keep changing as per the needs of the provinces from time to time and accordingly can be suspended or capped.
To know if you qualify for an express entry program, fill out our Express Entry assessment form