Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

The Canadian Experience Class (CEC) is a program applicable to temporary workers and those who have studied in Canada, wishing to become permanent residents of the country. Based upon their experiences these applicants need to pass criteria to support PR cause.


  • Must be ready to live outside Quebec.
  • Proof of 12 months work experience (full or equivalent part-time working hours). The experience gained (under NOC 0, A or B occupation) must be relevant within last 3 years before applying for PR.
  • Work experience must have proper authorization.
  • Basic language proficiency. CLB 5 for NOC B, CLB 7 for NOC 0 & A.
  • Medical test.


Cap of 12,000 complete applications are accepted on yearly basis with sub-caps of 200 applications available for NOC B applicants.