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.
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