How to gain permanent residence through the Canadian Experience Class

A step-by-step guide to permanent residence through the Canadian Experience Class.

Since 2008, the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) has offered an immigration pathway for candidates who have worked in Canada and want to transition to permanent residence. Following a temporary pause that has been in place since September 2021, Express Entry invitation rounds for CEC candidates are set to resume in July. Also, the processing standard for new applicants is expected to return to six months. As a program managed by the Express Entry system, people who are eligible for the CEC get a score on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). Roughly every two weeks, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) holds Express Entry draws inviting the highest scoring candidates to apply for Canadian immigration.