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Work Experience: Anyone with one year of full-time or equal part-time and paid skilled work experience in Canada within the last three years before application qualifies for the Canadian Experience Class. Skilled work is defined as experience under the National Occupational Classification (NOC) 0, A, B as per the Canadian Government, with job roles and responsibilities primarily defined in the NOC.
Language proficiency: CLB 7 for NOC 0 or A jobs and CLB 5 for NOC B jobs with the preferred language test as IELTS is essential to qualify under the CEC.
Education: There is no mandate on the educational criterion, but it helps improve your overall CRS score.
Other factors: Your admissibility to Canada and a valid status if residing in Canada are crucial for your eligibility under the CEC. If you live or work in Quebec, you can apply for CEC through the Express Entry but must prove your intention to reside outside the province once approved.