Canadian Experience Class

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).

The application process starts while they are still in Canada and they are allowed to stay in the country while their application is being processed.  For people who have already left Canada, they are still able to apply to the program if they submit their application and start the process within one year of leaving their place of employment in Canada.