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Canadian Experience class opens the doors for the foreign skilled workers, who have worked in Canada for minimum of one year.  CEC applicant needs to apply through Express Entry system. 

ELIGIBILITY

There are no specific requirements of the the following factors for the Canadian Express Class,  however these can provide you additional CRS scores. 
  • Age
  • Education
  • Work experience outside Canada
  • Spouse or common-law partner’s education and knowledge of official languages
  • Sisters or brothers who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents and live in Canada

REQUIREMENTS

Work Experience
Work experience by working in Canada while under temporary resident status with authorization to work
Skilled work experience means work experienced gained in TEER 0, 1, 2, or 3 job categories. Your work experience can be in 1 or more of these categories, as per Canadian National Occupational Classification (NOC),
  • have at least 1 year of skilled work experience in Canada, in the last 3 years before applying
  • work experience hours requirement can be met in any of the following manner
  • full-time at 1 job: 30 hours/week for 12 months = 1 year full-time (1,560 hours)
  • equal amount in part-time work: for example 15 hours/week for 24 months = 1 year full time (1,560 hours)
  • work as many part-time jobs, needed to meet this requirement.
  • full-time work at more than 1 job: 30 hours/week for 12 months at more than 1 job = 1 year full time (1,560 hours)
According to the Canadian National Occupational Classification (NOC), skilled work experience means work experienced gained in TEER 0, 1, 2, or 3 job categories. Work experience can be in 1 or more of these categories.
You must show that you performed the duties set out in the lead statement of the occupational description in the NOC. This includes all the essential duties and most of the main duties listed.
Self-employment and student work experience
Self-employment and work experience gained while you were a full-time student (even if you were on a co-op work term) doesn’t count towards the minimum requirements for this program.
LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY
Language proficiency requirements:
Canadian Language Benchmark 7 for TEER 0 or TEER 1 jobs 
or
Canadian Language Benchmark 5 for TEER 2 or TEER 3 jobs
take approved language tests for:
writing
reading
listening
speaking

Acceptable Language Tests

  • CELPIP: Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program  (Only CELPIP General is acceptable. Don’t take General-LS)
  • IELTS: International English Language Testing System (Only IELTS General is acceptable. Don’t take IELTS Academic)
  • TEF Canada: Test d’évaluation de français
  • TCF Canada: Test de connaissance du français

NOC Canada & Skill levels

TEER categories and examples of jobs
TEER
Occupation types
Examples
TEER 0
Management occupations
Advertising, marketing and public relations managers
Financial managers
TEER 1
Occupations that usually require a university degree
Financial advisors
Software engineers
TEER 2
Occupations that usually require
  • a college diploma
  • apprenticeship training of 2 or more years, or
  • supervisory occupations
Computer network and web technicians
Medical laboratory technologists
TEER 3
Occupations that usually require
  • a college diploma
  • apprenticeship training of less than 2 years, or
  • more than 6 months of on-the-job training
Bakers
Dental assistants and dental laboratory assistants
TEER 4
Occupations that usually require
  • a high school diploma, or
  • several weeks of on-the-job training
Home child care providers
Retail salespersons and visual merchandisers
TEER 5
Occupations that usually need short-term work demonstration and no formal education
Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers
Delivery service drivers and door-to-door distributors
Full list of occupation classifications under NOC 2021 on the ESDC site. Choose “NOC 2021” from the drop-down menu to search for your occupation.
Plan to live outside the province of Quebec. The province of Quebec selects its own skilled workers. If you plan on living in Quebec, see Quebec-selected skilled workers for more information.