The Canadian Experience Class is a popular route to permanent residence for migrants with previous Canadian work experience, such as international students. This is a very popular visa for those already living and working in Canada on a temporary basis, but you can also apply from outside of Canada as long as you meet the requirements.
Applicants for the Canadian Experience Class program must meet the following eligibility requirements:
Applicants must have at least 12 months of full time work experience – meaning 30 hours per week or more for a total of 1560 hours – or the equivalent amount in part time work experience, which must have been gained in the last 3 years. The experience must have been in one of the following classifications on Canada's National Occupation Classification List:
English and/or French language skills
Applicants must have reasonable proficiency in English, French, or both languages. To prove this applicants must provide test results from the following language test providers on their Express Entry profile BEFORE they can apply for a visa:
The level of English required depends on your professional classification: