As of May 1, 2014, there is an overall cap of 8,000 for new Canadian Experience Class applications. There are also sub-caps of 200 for each National Occupational Classification B applications. These are the last applications we will accept under the current system before Express Entry launches in January 2015.
Work experience in the following National Occupation Classification (NOC) B occupations (listed with the corresponding NOC code) will not be accepted in the CEC:
- Cooks (NOC 6322)
- Food service supervisors (NOC 6311)
- Administrative officers (NOC 1221)
- Administrative assistants (NOC 1241)
- Accounting technicians and bookkeepers (NOC 1311)
- Retail sales supervisors (NOC 6211)
For all other NOC B occupations, we will accept up to 200 applications per occupation. Once we reach the cap, we will no longer accept applications for that occupation. Once CIC receives 8,000 complete CEC applications, we will no longer accept any application for processing, even if there are occupational caps that have not been filled.
The numbers presented are updated weekly. There is no guarantee that an application sent in now will fall within the cap by the time CIC receives it.
Total applications received towards the overall cap: 0 / 8,000
You need to meet these requirements to apply under the Canadian Experience Class. You must:
- plan to live outside the province of Quebec
- have at least 12 months of full-time (or an equal amount in part-time) skilled work experience in Canada in the three years before you apply,
- have gained your experience in Canada with the proper authorization
- meet the required language levels needed for your job for each language ability (speaking, reading, writing, and listening).
WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
According to the Canadian National Occupational Classification (NOC), skilled work experience means:
- Managerial jobs (NOC skill type 0)
- Professional jobs (NOC skill type A)
- Technical jobs and skilled trades (NOC skill type B)
You must have at least 12 months of full-time, or an equal amount in part-time, skilled work experience. Full-time work means at least 30 hours of paid work per week.
To find out which group your job falls under, see the list of jobs and their NOC groups. Follow the steps to find the NOCgroup that matches your job.
If the details and list of main duties for a job under NOC skill types 0, A or B match what you did while you worked in Canada, your job is likely in that group. If it does not, look at the list to see if another job matches your experience.
If your existing work permit is about to expire you may be eligible for a bridging open work permit. Bridging open work permits allow qualified applicants to keep working while they await a final decision on their permanent residence application.
If you gained your skilled work experience in Canada in a NOC 0 or A job, you must meet the minimum level of CLB7 in either English or French for all four language abilities.
If you gained your skilled work experience in Canada in a NOC B job, you must meet the minimum level of CLB 5 in either English or French for all four language abilities.
CIC Application Fees:
A Family member of the principal applicant who is 22 years of age or older, or is less than 22 years of age and is a spouse of common-law partner
A family member of the principal applicant who is less than 22 years of age and is not a spouse or common-law partner
Right of Landing Fees:
Getting your permanent resident status