Canadian Experience Class
Do you have 12 months work experience in Canada? You might be eligible for the Canadian Experience Class.
To apply for Canadian Experience Class, you must:
- have at least 12 months of full-time (or an equal amount in part-time) skilled work experience in Canada in the three years before you apply,
- have gained your experience in Canada with the proper authorization,
- meet the required language levels needed for your job for each language ability (speaking, reading, writing and listening),
- plan to live outside the province of Quebec.
Self-employment and work experience gained while you were a full-time student (for example, on a co-op work term) does not count under this program.
Note: The province of Quebec does not use Express Entry. They select their own skilled workers. See Quebec-selected skilled workers to find out more.
In November 2016, the Canadian Government amended the Express Entry rules to give additional points for students who have completed their studies in Canada. This change in law will help students who have completed their studies in Canada become a Permanent Resident.