Minimum Requirements:
  • have at least 12 months of full-time (or an equal amount in part-time) skilled work experience(NOC 0/A/B) in Canada in the past 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);
  • CANNOT intend to live in Quebec.
Time Requirements:

Full time = 30 hours/week for 12 months = 1 year full time (1,560 hours)
Part time = 15 hours/week for 24 months = 1 year full time (1,560 hours)

Education Requirements:

There is NO education requirement for Canadian Experience Class. However, if you want to earn points for your education under Express Entry, you wither need:
  • a Canadian secondary (high school) or post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree;
  • a completed foreign credential, and
  • an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report from an agency approved by CIC
Language Requirements:

If your skilled work experience in Canada is in a
  • NOC 0 or A job, the minimum level is CLB 7(English) or NCLC 7 (French).
  • NOC B job, the minimum level is CLB 5 (English) or NCLC 5(French).
  1. Self-employment and work experience gained while you were a full-time student (e.g. on a co-op work term) does not count under this program.
  2. The province of Quebec does not use Express Entry. Please see Quebec-Selected skilled workers.

For further information, please contact our office either by email or by phone.