Processing Canadian experience class e-applications received on or after January 1, 2015
This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.
This section describes how to process electronic applications for permanent residence (e-APR) submitted by Canadian experience class (CEC) applicants who were invited to apply through Express Entry.
CEC e-APR are subject to the Express Entry six-month processing standard (80% of applications in six months or less).
The CEC is a permanent resident category for individuals with skilled work experience in Canada. It was developed for temporary foreign workers and foreign graduates with qualifying Canadian work experience.
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