Our Ottawa immigration lawyers at Gerami Law PC have significant experience in dealing with various immigration matters, including preparation of Canadian Experience Class applications for permanent residency. We provide personalized care to all of our clients and deliver high calibre legal services. Our immigration law firm reflects the diversity of the clients we serve with a proven track record of success in dealing with immigration matters.
On January 1, 2015, the federal government began processing Canadian Experience Class applications through the new Express Entry System.
To be eligible under this class you must:
- plan to live outside the province of Quebec,
- have at least 12 months of full-time skilled work experience in Canada in the 3 years before your 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, writing, and listening).
WHAT IS SKILLED WORK EXPERIENCE?
According to the Canadian National Occupational Classification (NOC), skilled work experience means:
- Managerial jobs (NOC skilled type 0);
- Professional jobs (NOC skill type A); and
- Technical jobs and skilled trades (NOC skill type B)
- Food service supervisors
- Administrative officers
- Administrative assistants
- Accounting technicians and bookkeepers
- Retail sales supervisors
WHAT IS FULL TIME WORK?
Full time work means at least 30 hours of paid work per week.
To demonstrate that you meet the minimum language requirements for your job, you must include the results of a language test (from an agency designated by CIC).
Your result on this test must be no more than two years old on the day you apply.
In order to have your education considered under this category, you need either a Canadian secondary or post-secondary degree, certificate, or diploma, or have your educational credentials assessed by an agency approved by Citizenship and Immigration Canada
INADMISSIBLE TO CANADA
You will not be eligible under the Canadian Experience Class if you are found to be inadmissible - that is, not allowed to come to Canada. People can be found inadmissible to Canada for being involved in criminal activity, in human rights violations or in organized crime. It is also possible to be inadmissible for security, health or financial reasons. Gerami Law PC has experience dealing cases that involve inadmissibility and can advise you on your options for coming to Canada if you have any concerns relating to inadmissibility.
Note: The Province of Quebec has its own Canadian experience class program called the ‘Quebec Experience Class’. Individuals who eventually obtain their Canadian experience in the province of Quebec will not qualify for the Canadian Experience class; rather they should apply under the Quebec Experience Class program.
IS YOUR WORK PERMIT ABOUT TO EXPIRE?
If you are currently on a Canadian work permit that is about to expire, you are eligible for a bridging open work permit which Gerami Law PC can help you file. This permit allows qualified applicants to continue working while their permanent residence application is under review.
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