The Minister Jason Kenney proposed a new change to the immigration system, one that everyone will love. The Canadian Experience Class is an immigration program destined for foreign students who graduated in Canada and for temporary workers who have at least 24 months of experience obtained within the last 36 months in Canada. The proposed change refers to foreign workers, who will be eligible for permanent residence after only 12 months of legally obtained experience.
Expediting the permanent residence process for foreign workers is beneficial for the Canadian economy and the candidates, as it motivates intelligent, skilled and talented persons to establish themselves in Canada.
The details weren’t published yet, but here are the main requirements for the work experience:
- The job has to be full-time (at least 37.5 hours per week). Part time experience is also accepted but it will take longer to accumulate the necessary number of hours.
- The occupation has to be at a managerial, professional, technical or skilled level
- The candidate must have worked on a valid work permit
- The candidate must have respected the Canadian laws
- If the candidate returned to his home country, he must apply for the program within one year of leaving his job in Canada.
- Experience obtained in the province of Quebec is accepted, however the province of destination cannot be Quebec