Permanent Residency for Canadian Experience Class
CEC is a category reflecting how Canada recognizes the best of the skilled workers/students who are already working in Canada for at least one year in the last three years. The particular skilled job areas CEC take into consideration are:
• Managerial jobs (skill level 0)
• Professional jobs (skill type A)
• Technical jobs and skilled trades (skill type B)
Since the start of this pandemic, the Government of Canada has conducted draws giving all candidates with Canadian Experience the opportunity to get a PR in Canada. The frequency of Express Entry draws has increased from the time when Canada announced its travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. IRCC has actually held 6 draws mainly targeting candidates who have Canadian Experience and candidates with a provincial nomination. Draws under the CEC category had a total number of 10,308 ITAs for PR.
Canada has set a higher intake target for 2020 and 2021 and it is anticipated that the IRCC will, will conduct more frequent and larger draws in the coming months to meet the higher intake targets.