Canadian Experience Class


Individuals who have worked in Canada and who want to settle permanently in Canada with their accompanying dependents may also qualify to use for Permanent Residence underneath the Canadian Experience Class.

Canada Experience Class program identifies the advantages to Canada through applicants who’ve spent a vast amount of time pursuing their studies and working careers in Canada. It finds applicants’ contributions to the Canadian economic system and to Canadian society. This strengthens the permanent residence applications to Canada.

Requirements for Canadian Experience Class

Eligibility for permanent residence under this program is classified on a pass-fail basis, where the primary standards are the following: 

  • Candidate has obtained 12 months of full-time work experience in a career classified as Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A or B of the National Occupation Classification (NOC). Qualifying occupations are the ones of a managerial, professional, technical or skilled trade nature.
  • The qualifying Canadian work experience was obtained within the 36 months right away preceding the date of application;
  • Candidate demonstrates sufficient ability in one of Canada’s official languages. The level of skill required is decided through the career wherein the candidate received qualifying Canadian work experience;
  • Not be inadmissible to Canada on medical, criminal or security grounds.

Qualifying work experience

Qualifying work experience should be full time and professional. “Full-time” refers to 30 hours consistent with the week. Part time work may be considered, but simplest on a pro-rata basis. For example, 6 months in a part time professional role at 15 hours consistent with week will depend as 3 months towards the required 12. Multiple concurrent part time jobs also can be used to fulfill the experience in requirement.

Any work experience led in Canada without legitimate work authorization will now no longer be considered. Nor will periods of self-employment or work experience received at the time as the candidate become enrolled in a program of full-time study.

Language talent

Minimum proficiency should be demonstrated in all 4 language abilities, namely: Reading; writing; speaking; listening. Applicants whose qualifying work experience are in a career classified as NOC Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A should meet Canadian Language (CLB) level 7. Applicants whose qualifying work experience is in a career classified as NOC Skill Level B should meet CLB level 5.

Equivalencies between the required level of proficiency in French or English and test results under the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and the Test d’évaluation de français (TEF) are:

Level IELTS Test Results per Ability

CLB Minimum          Speaking Listening Reading Writing
7 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0
5 5.0 5.0 4.0 5.0

Level Test d’évaluation de français test results

CLB Minimum          Speaking Listening Reading Writing
7 310-348 249-279 207-232 310-348
5 226-270 181-216 151-180 226-270


The Canadian Experience Class is a perfect program for people who’ve turned out to be acquainted with lifestyles in Canada and who want to resettle here. For qualifying applicants, it is an expedient and stable choice for acquiring permanent residences, with goal standards. Moreover, the application can be made from within Canada, at the same time as the candidate has suitable appropriate temporary status. In short, it lets in an unbroken transition from temporary to permanent residence status in Canada.

*The Canadian experience class does no longer apply to foreigners wishing to set up themselves within the Province of Quebec; but schooling and work experience gained in that province are legitimate to fulfill Quebec software requirements.