Why do I not qualify for CEC express entry?


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I have just over 12 months full time experience (30hrs/week) in a skill level B job which I have entered into my application. I have high english test scores to go with it too. However it says that I have not met the requirements for the canadian experience category of express entry, just federal skilled worker category.

I cant work out why I don't qualify when I appear to have ticked all the boxes. Any insight would be much appreciated.



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Yes, I believe so.

-I was working on a working holiday visa then a work visa.
-I worked 30 hours a week in a skill level B job- food and beverage supervisor.
-I passed my english with an 8.5 out of a possible 9.
- I have had my British degree certified as equivalent to a bachelors degree in canada

I think that's all of them...


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For the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), you need:

At least 12 months of full-time (or equivalent part-time) skilled work experience in Canada within the last three years.
Proper NOC classification: Ensure your job falls under NOC skill level 0, A, or B.
Valid language test results.
Legal work authorization during your Canadian work experience.

Double-check if your job classification and the timeline of your work experience meet these requirements. Based on current Express Entry Draw for CEC you would need at least CRS score of 500 points to be invited in current draws.