Express Entry Canadian Experience Class

Canadian Experience Class (CEC)- Express Entry

From January 01, 2015, these applications shall be filed through Express Entry Program.

Canadian Experience Class is introduced with the intention to provide an opportunity to temporary foreign workers and international student to become permanent residents of Canada. This class is for applicants who are familiar with Canadian society, job market of Canada, have knowledge of official languages of Canada and have an ability to establish in Canada. Eligibility: You can apply for permanent residency under Canadian experience Class if:

  • You have at least 12 months of work experience in Canada as a skilled worker in last 36 months at the time of application.
  • You must have required language proficiency
  • Your work experience must not be of low skill


There is a cap of 12,000 applications to be accepted under this program. In addition, there is a sub cap of 200 application on applications filed on the basis of work experience falling under National Occupational Classification(NOC) B Language requirements: If your skilled work experience falls under NOC 0 or A , you are required to have a minimum level of Canadian Language Benchmark(CLB) 7 in either English or French. If your  skilled work experience is in a NOC B job, you are required to have a minimum level of CLB 5 in either English or French. You can either write International English Language Testing System (IELTS) General, Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) or Test d’évaluation de français (TEF)

NOC

CLB Level

CELPIP (General)  test results for each ability

Speaking

Listening

Reading

Writing

0,A

10 and above

5H

5H

5H

5H

0, A

9

5L

5L

5L

5L

0, A

8

4H

4H

4H

4H

0, A

7

4L

4L

4L

4L

B

6

3H

3H

3H

3H

B

5

3L

3L

3L

3L

B

4

2H

2H

2H

2H

 

 

NOC

CLB Level

IELTS (General)  Test results for each ability

Listening

Reading

Writing

Speaking

0, A

9 and above

8.0-9.0

7.0-9.0

7.0-9.0

7.0-9.0

0, A

8

7.5

6.5

6.5

6.5

0, A

7

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

B

6

5.5

5.0

5.5

5.5

B

5

5.0

4.0

5.0

5.0

B

4

4.5

3.5

4.0

4.0

 

NOC

NCLC Level

TEF test results for each ability

Speaking (expression orale)

Listening (compréhension orale)

Reading (compréhension écrite)

Writing (expression écrite)

0, A

9 and above

372+

298+

248+

372+

0, A

8

349-371

280-297

233-247

349-371

0, A

7

309

248

206

309

B

6

271

217

181

271

B

5

225

180

150

225

B

4

181

145

121

181

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