Canadian Experience Class Application
At the beginning of 2015 a new system was created. The Express Entry system was created to be used to process applications for those immigration to Canada from South Africa and around the world under four different immigration programs, including the Canadian Experience Class.
In order to qualify to apply under the Canadian Experience Class you need to meet all of the following criteria:
- 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 in an O, A or B level occupation.
- You gained your experience in Canada on a valid Work Permit
- You meet the required language levels needed for your occupational level in each language ability as shown by an approved language test
Many people work part time while they are studying in Canada. The experience gained while on a study permit in Canada will not be counted towards your work experience on an application under the Canadian Experience Class.