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Canadian Experience Class

Have you worked in Canada for at least one year? If so, CEC might be your Canadian permanent residence pathway.

How long does it take to get a Canadian PR visa through Canadian Experience Class (express entry) ?

By: Fiona on Dec 10, 2018 01:49 PM EST

What are the minimum points required to qualify for the program?
By: Monica on Dec 19, 2018 02:18 PM EST
Hi Fiona,
There is no point system related to Canadian Experience. It is essentially a pass or fail. There is a set of criteria, or rather minimum requirements that one has to meet and that includes - a certain language level in French or English (relatively fluent language skills). Language is tested through an accredited agency as approved by Canadian Immigration (it can't be some random place or test) You are required to have 1 year of skilled or professional work experience in Canada, within the last three years before applying. Your status in Canada must have been valid during the time the work was completed and work done legally. Managerial, professional or technical jobs are usually okay but it is important to review the job descriptions and scope of work to ensure eligibility. Not only must you meet these requirements but you also must be medical and criminally admissible - that means having a clean criminal record and being healthy! Of course, this is all in general terms and a more indepth review would needed to ensure you meet the criteria. If you are eligible under the CEC, the next step is an Express entry profile. I invite you to contact one of the regulated Canadian immigration consultants on this website for a more in-depth assessment. A final reminder - make sure, if you do seek the services of an immigration representative, that they are qualified and sufficiently experienced and most importantly licensed to provide immigration advise. You can visit the regulatory body's website at https://iccrc-crcic.ca/find-a-professional/ to double check. All RCICS registered at myconsultant.ca are RCICs. I wish you great luck in your immigration journey!
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By: MAGDALENA ZAPLOTNY[CICC ID: R514390] on Feb 14, 2019 04:33 PM EST
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Fiona, to be honest , I had clients who received their PR in less than a month , but also I have some who were waiting 9 and more months. It really depends on the individual , possibly where they are coming from , how complicated their work experience is etc etc. Possibly even depends on how efficient the officer working on their case is. There are too many variables to predict the exact length of time needed but in general , as per CIC and average of 6 months .
Magdalena Zaplotny[CICC ID: R514390]
By: MAGDALENA ZAPLOTNY[CICC ID: R514390] on Feb 14, 2019 04:36 PM EST
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There is no minimum but to get a fighting chance of receiving ITA , around 440 points as of now . That should get an ITA in a few draws ( unless something changes )
By: sheralsingh1982 on Mar 13, 2019 07:41 AM EST
There are many factors that affect it. Some may get in a month or couple of months or i may take 9 months or more. In immigration you won't see a trend in the past. It is always unpredictable.
By: jesica-lauren on Aug 07, 2019 06:22 AM EST
To apply for Canada Express Entry, you must be eligible.. So there are many factors like Age, Qualification, Work-Experience, IELTS.
Every month the Canada Government holds a draw to apply for Canada Permanent Residency., so the points are different for each draw.
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