Have you heard of the CEC program?

cecCanadian Experience Class (CEC) is a pathway that’s supposed to facilitate residency for international students and skilled foreign workers with jobs in Canada.

Here is one reaction for the change to CEC program.

A decision to bar foreign retail and restaurant supervisors from applying to the much-vaunted “Canadian Experience Class” immigration stream is raising questions about whether the federal government’s handling of the temporary foreign worker program has allowed low-skilled workers to gain easy access to permanent residency.

The federal government announced late last week that it was capping immigration applications to the Canadian Experience Class, a pathway that’s supposed to facilitate residency for international students and skilled foreign workers with jobs in Canada.

The government said it would accept just 12,000 applications this year and that cooks, food and retail supervisors, administrative assistants and bookkeepers would no longer be eligible for the program.

For those job categories that are still eligible, including more than 200 occupations ranging from aircraft mechanics to veterinary technicians, the government said it would limit the number of applications to 200 per job category.

Department spokesman Remi Lariviere suggested the reason is to limit backlogs due to overwhelming demand.

“The (Canadian Experience Class) is the fastest-growing economic immigration program. The volume of applications has already increased significantly” …

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