Step 1. Obtain a Canadian work permit and complete a year of work
First and most important requirement to apply under Canadian Experience Class program is getting a work permit. Work under NOC B code for at least a year to get work experience in order to be eligible.
Create Express Entry profile using GCKey.
Provide personal, professional and educational information requested in the form:
- Language Proficiency (IELTS, CELPIP, TEF/TCF)
- Proof of Income (Pay Stubs)
- Canadian Work Experience with NOC B (At least one year)
- spouse (if applicable)
Up on completing your Express Entry profile, wait! for the next draw under the same category. Once you received an ITA, you can have passed a milestone towards Canadian Permanent Residency.
An Invitation to Apply (ITA) is an invitation that allows applicants who submitted a profile to Express Entry to apply for further steps.
If you accept the invitation, you application will be processed in 6 months or less
Step 4: Complete a medical, provide security background checks, and submit an e-application
All applicants are screened for potential medical and criminal inadmissibility. At this stage, you will need to show that you have completed a medical exam with an IRCC-recognized physician.
In addition, you have to provide a police background check (also known as a clearance certificate) from each country you have lived in for at least six months since the age of 18. The e-application, which must be submitted within 60-90 days of receiving an ITA, must also include detailed work reference letters from previous employers.
Given the tight time frame, it is a good idea to gather the background checks and work reference letters before you receive an ITA.
A Canadian immigration officer will review the submitted e-application and update you( if anything document/information is required). Most applications submitted under the Canadian Experience Class are processed within less than six months.
Once you have your confirmation of status, then apply for your PR card.