What is Canadian Experience Class?

Adjusting to a new life in Canada as either a Foreign Student or Foreign Worker can often be difficult. Acquiring advanced skills in a professional trade is an ideal way to provide a lifestyle, especially if you are applying for permanent status.

Niren and Associates has over 14 year of experience and knowledge in cases involving Permanent Residency. If you find yourself in such a situation you may benefit from a no-obligation assessment.

Understanding Canadian Experience Class

The Canadian Experience Class is a new immigration program aimed to help temporary foreign workers and foreign students to use their managerial, professional, technical or trade work experience towards their applications for residency. The time that International students and skilled workers spend in Canada while contributing to Canadian society will now assist in their eligibility to stay permanently.

 Important Criteria for Qualification

International Students with the following:

1. At least two years post secondary education in Canada
2. One year full–time Canadian skilled work experience in specific job categories
3. Language proficiency (English or French) needed for occupation.

Temporary Foreign Workers with the following:

1. At least two years of recent [in the last 3 years] full-time Canadian skilled work experience in specific job categories and
2. Language proficiency (English or French) needed for occupation.

Guidelines to Applying

Applicants can remain in Canada throughout the application process, or apply from elsewhere within one year of leaving their job in Canada. Selection will be based on a pass/fail system. Selected applicants will have to meet the parameters noted above. This means they will have to have:

• Legally come to Canada to work or study.
• Obtain valid temporary status in Canada at the time of application, and
• Possess moderate official language proficiency.

A new life in Canada is also a start at a new possibility. Not taking advantage of the full range of benefits available, can only lead to regret. At Niren and Associates we can help you determine if the Canadian Experience Class is the right immigration program for you.  If you are looking to become a permanent resident, it’s always in your best interest to seek advice from a professional.

Contact today for a consultation with one of our Immigration Lawyers in the Boston, MA. area.

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Updates for Canadian Experience Class Effective December 4, 2009

On December 4th, Citizen and Immigration Canada (CIC) published a major update to a chapter of its Canadian Experience Class category. The chapter that was updated involves the processing of applications for permanent residency in the Canadian Experience Class, and includes the criteria that must be met by applicants and how refusals are handled.