Canadian Experience Class
Certain temporary foreign workers and students can start applying for permanent residence under the Canadian Experience Class. Those that apply under the Canadian Experience Class will receive first priority for processing among all economic class applications.
The Canadian Experience Class is a new avenue of immigration for certain temporary foreign workers and foreign student graduates with professional, managerial and skilled work experience. The CEC aims to make the transition from temporary resident to permanent resident easier for certain temporary foreign workers and foreign students.
All applicants must meet the following criteria at the time of application for CEC:
- Have come to Canada to either work or study
- Have entered lawfully
- Have temporary resident status in Canada at the time of application for CEC
*Note that foreign nationals who are already in the process of receiving their permanent resident status through other avenues do not qualify under the CEC.