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Canada Mulls Resumption of Express Entry Draws under CEC Category

Immigration Minister Marc Miller hinted at the resumption of International Experience Class (IEC) draws under Express Entry.

The minister highlighted the need to control the number of Temporary Resident Visa holders by holding more domestic draws. He advised provincial and territorial governments to prioritize domestic draws through individual Provincial Nominee Programs.

The recent spurt in the population of temporary residents is because of the lack of a dedicated policy covering candidates with Canadian work experience. These candidates contribute to the growth in the number of temporary residents as there has been no single invitation round under Canadian Experience Class since September 2021.

The recent remarks by the Immigration Minister ignite hope for candidates, such as work permit holders and international graduates waiting for the commencement of IEC draws.

Canada’s Express Entry system manages applications under three main economic immigration pathways. Canadian Experience Class (CEC) helps prospective immigrants living in Canada with at least one year of full-time skilled work experience.

 Candidates must meet the minimum language proficiency requirement. Their language test results must be valid while applying, as most language test results are invalid after two years.

 Canadian Experience Class does not mandate educational qualifications but boosts CRS scores through additional points for Canadian education. Candidates with foreign education are eligible for extra points by providing relevant Educational Credentials Assessment. 

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