Canadian Experience Class Immigration Program

Implemented in 2008, the Canadian Experience Class was introduced with the primary objective of easing Canadian labour shortages through the immigration of foreign students and workers who have demonstrated their successful integration into Canadian society. If you are an international student or a temporary foreign worker living legally in Canada, you are eligible to apply for Permanent Residency in Canada through the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).

For a successful application you must meet minimum language requirements, and at least 1 year of work experience if applying through the worker stream. For foreign students applying, there is a requirement of a minimum 2 year post-secondary study and 1 year of work experience.

The application process for this program can be confusing and time consuming. At Edmonton Immigration Law Immigration, our immigration lawyers in Edmonton are completely dedicated to these types of applications and will work with you to ensure your success.

Criteria for Post-Graduation Stream

Completion of at least two academic years at a Canadian public post-secondary institution,


Completion of a program of study of at least two academic years at a Canadian private post-secondary institution,


Completion of at least one year of full-time work experience in Canada after graduation in Skill Levels O, A or B of the National Occupational Classification.

Criteria for Temporary Foreign Worker Stream

  • Accumulated at least 1 year of full-time skilled, professional or technical work experience, (3 years prior to the application).
  • Language abilities must be appropriate to occupational skill level.
  • Skill Type O and Skill Level A occupations must meet requirements of Canadian Language Benchmark 7 for language and Skill Level B occupations must meet requirements of Canadian Language Benchmark 5.

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Canadian Experience Class Program