Operational Instructions


Processing Canadian Experience Class Applications - Operational Bulletins 077 – September 19, 2008

Background
The Canadian Experience Class (CEC) becomes effective September 17, 2008. This is a prescribed class of persons who may become permanent residents on the basis of their Canadian experience. They must intend to reside in a province or territory other than Quebec and must have maintained temporary resident status during their qualifying period of work experience as well as during any period of full-time study or training in Canada.
For detailed information on the requirements of this class, please consult OP 25 and the amended Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations [R87.1].
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Ministerial Instructions and Canadian Experience Class applications - Operational Bulletin 219 - June 28, 2010

Purpose/Issue
On June 18, 2008, the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act was amended to give the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration authority to issue instructions that would ensure the processing of applications and requests be conducted in a manner that, in the opinion of the Minister, will best support the attainment of immigration goals set by the Government of Canada.
The first set of Ministerial Instructions (MI) was issued on November 28, 2008. The second set of MIs was issued on June 26, 2010. The MIs have introduced a change to the requirements of the Canadian Experience Class (CEC). The full text of the Instructions can be found at: 
http://canadagazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/2010/2010-06-26/html/notice-avis-eng.html.
For further reading, please visit following webpage:

Centralized Intake of Applications for the Canadian Experience Class - Operational Bulletin 368 - December 30, 2011

Issue
Effective January 1, 2012, all Canadian Experience Class (CEC) applications must be submitted to the Centralized Intake Office (CIO) in Sydney, Nova Scotia.
Background
Centralization of intake for CEC applications will add to the business lines already centralized at the CIO: Federal Skilled Workers (November 2008), Federal Immigrant Investors (July 2011), Provincial Nominee and Quebec Skilled Workers (December 2011).
Guidelines for new applications
Persons applying under the CEC on or after January 1, 2012 are required to submit their complete application to the CIO.
The CIO will assess each application for completeness. An application must include all of the forms and documents listed in the Generic Document Checklist for CEC applicants to be considered complete by the CIO.
If the application is incomplete, the CIO will return the entire application package (including fee payment) to the applicant. For complete applications, the CIO will enter the application information into the Global Case Management System and recover the processing fee. CIO will then send complete applications to an appropriate office for processing. Offices will process applications according to existing procedures and processing priorities.
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Ministerial Instructions and Canadian Experience Class applications - Operational Bulletin 219 - January 9, 2012 (Modified)

Issue
On June 18, 2008, the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act was amended to give the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration authority to issue instructions that would ensure the processing of applications and requests be conducted in a manner that, in the opinion of the Minister, will best support the attainment of immigration goals set by the Government of Canada.
The first set of Ministerial Instructions (MI) was issued on November 28, 2008. The second set of MIs was issued on June 26, 2010. The MIs have introduced a change to the requirements of the Canadian Experience Class (CEC). The full text of the Instructions can be found at:http://canadagazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/2010/2010-06-26/html/notice-avis-eng.html
For further reading, please visit following webpage:


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