The Canadian Experience Class (CEC) is an immigration program that allows individuals who have worked in Canada for at least one year to immigrate permanently.
The government of Canada recognizes a lot of talented workers already working in Canada, and wants them to become permanent residents. These are individuals and families who have put down roots and made plans for a future in Canada.
Prior to 2015, Canadian Experience Class applications were managed on a first-come, first-served basis. Since 2015, however, Canadian Experience Class applications have been processed under the Express Entry Class immigration selection system.
People, who study in Canadian educational institutions and graduate, can apply for an open work permit for a period of time no more than the years of studying. After gaining the Canadian experience, they can apply for being a permanent residency status in Canada through express entry.