Jason Kenney reminds me of those Third World Presidents in love with TV cameras and flashes and showing up every day for a different announcement.
Let’s see what this all is about.
So, What’s up with the Canadian Experience Class?
Very good news for those in Canada with a Temporary Work or Student permit.
Starting January 2nd, 2013 if you are in Canada with a Temp Work Permit you will need only 12 months of Canadian work experience instead of 24 to apply for the Permanent Resident visa through the Canadian Experience Class.
If you are a student, you will need 12 months of work experience in the last 36 months previous to your application instead of 24 months as it is now.
But wait Mr.G…
What is the Canadian Experience Class?
Let’s take a look at the CIC website and find out what Mr. Kenney is talking about….
The Canadian Experience Class (official link) is an immigration program that helps foreign workers and foreign students to make a successful transition from temporary to permanent residence.
To be eligible you must:
- plan to live outside the province of Quebec
- be either:
- a temporary foreign worker with at least two years of full-time (or equivalent) skilled work experience in Canada, or
- a foreign graduate from a Canadian post-secondary institution with at least one year of full-time (or equivalent) skilled work experience in Canada
- have gained your experience in Canada with the proper work or study permit
- apply while working in Canada or within one year of leaving your job in Canada
- include the results of an independent language test (from an agency designated by CIC) showing you meet the minimum language requirements with your application
See this link to read the official information on who is eligible to apply to this program.
But Mr. G…
How this apply to me? How can I use this information?
Well, let’s say you are an undergraduate or graduate willing to continue your studies abroad.
Let’s say that you have found a program in a Canadian University that may fit your needs.
Now let’s suppose that you come to Canada to pursue that degree. And while studying here you are able to find a job in your field and you do the paper work to stay in Canada after you graduation.
With all this, after a year, you could be eligible to apply to the Canadian Experienc Class… such as my Indian buddy did when he told us his story.
So now go, look for a suitable College or University in Canada and apply. It will be a great investment.