canadian experience
class sponsorship

People who have worked and studied in Canada are eligible to apply for permanent resident status based on that experience through the Canadian Experience Class.  Applicants can obtain permanent resident status by applying in the Temporary Foreign Worker stream or in the Post-Graduation Stream.  Both streams require applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English or French.

The Temporary Foreign Worker stream:

Under this stream, applicants must have worked legally in Canada for at least 24 months within the 36 months prior to their application.  The employment must have been in an occupation that is managerial, professional, skilled or technical.

The Post-Graduation Stream:

Students who have received a diploma, degree or certificate from a Canadian post-secondary institution can obtain Canadian permanent residence in this stream by demonstrating that they studied for two years and that they worked legally in Canada for at least 12 months within two years prior to filing their application in a position which is professional or managerial.

If you have worked or studied in Canada, contact us to find out if you are eligible for permanent residence in the Canadian Experience Class.

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