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Canadian Experience Class

The CEC was established in 2008 as a way for Canada to retain foreign skilled workers and foreign students. It opens the door to Canada for some would-be immigrants who have acquired Canadian work experience.

Minimum requirements

To qualify in the CEC, applicants must meet the minimum criteria, as follows: 

You’re not eligible for the Canadian Experience Class if

  • you’re a refugee claimant in Canada

  • you’re working without authorization

  • your work experience was gained without temporary resident status in Canada


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