Foreign nationals who have a valid work experience in Canada for at least one year can apply for Permanent Residence through Express Entry system on the basis of their Canadian work experience. To qualify, the candidate must have a minimum of one year of full time work experience in Canada in the past three years preceding the application, meet certain language requirements of CLB-7 for NOC O & A and CLB-5 for NOC B. They must have intent to settle outside Quebec. The program uses a point system to assess candidates.
Qualifying for the Canadian Experience Class is only the first step in immigrating to Canada. After qualifying the applicant must create a candidate profile in Express Entry and should wait till an Invitation to Apply for Permanent Residence is received and then finally submitting their application for Permanent Residency.