How to Immigrate to Canada from Kenya in 2020

Canada is ranked as having the highest quality of life worldwide as well as being the most politically stable country. It also has the 11th highest-ranking economy in the world and ranks in the top 10 safest countries globally. Canada’s healthcare system is not only world-renowned but is free to all of its citizens and permanent residents and their loved ones, making it a fantastic place to raise a family.

Along with free healthcare, when you immigrate to Canada from Kenya, your children will also have access to free public education up until grade 12. Thousands of skilled and semi-skilled workers receive invitations to immigrate to Canada every month, and it’s no surprise why so many Kenyans are starting their 2020 Canada visa application early, to move to one of the most dynamic, diverse, and multicultural communities in the world.   

Canada is set to invite 1 million newcomers to call Canada home by 2021, and you could be one of them when you apply through one of over 70 immigration and visa options. The government has addressed the current gap in the labour market by introducing programs such as the PNP (Provincial Nominee Program) and the Express Entry system to not only speed up the Canadian visa application process but to make it more accessible to those who want to immigrate to Canada.

woman smiling wearing yellow sun dress after immigrating to Canada

Canada also has plenty of job opportunities available for you and your spouse, with over 433,00 jobs currently available in the private sector, you can expect to earn an average annual salary of $55,800. Among the top-earning occupations in high demand include:

Top Canadian Occupations In High Demand
OccupationAverage Annual Salary
physicians$195,000 - $331,500
lawyers$132,139 - $150,000
nurses$75,775 - $128,833
tourism and hospitality$71,719 - $121,922
pilots$66,110 - $112,387
general managers$66,531 - $113,102
engineers$62,285 - $105,885
financial advisors and accountants$56,640 - $96,288
teacher$43,875 - $74,588
manufacturing$31,381 - $53,348

Besides the amazing earning potential, after just 3 years of living and working in Canada, you and your loved ones could be Canadian citizens.

Interested in speaking to one of our accredited RCICs (Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants) about your Canada visa application options? Simply click the link below or keep reading to find out how you could take the next steps towards starting a new life in Canada.

Relocate From Kenya: Top 3 Ways to Immigrate to Canada

  • The Express Entry system;
  • The Provincial Nominee Program; and
  • Studying in Canada.

1. Express Entry

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The Express Entry system manages the 3 Canadian federal economic immigration programs and is aimed at skilled workers who want to live and work in Canada. It works on a point-based system known as the CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) which ranks candidates according to factors such as your age, language skills, education, and work experience. 

To submit your Canada visa application through the Express Entry system, you will need to create an online Express Entry profile. Your profile will be entered in a draw pool, which takes place every 2 weeks, from which the highest scoring candidates will be selected to receive an ITA (Invitation to Apply) for permanent residence in Canada.

2. Provincial Nominee Program

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As a highly skilled person you may have a great chance of receiving an ITA through the Express Entry system however this does not guarantee that you will find a job once you immigrate to Canada.

Another great way to submit your Canada visa application is through a Provincial Nominee Program that has an Express Entry category. It is important to ensure that your occupation is in demand in your chosen Canadian territory or province. This will increase your chances of receiving a PN (Provincial Nomination) which is worth 600 CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System). Your maximum CRS score is 1200 which means that by having a PN you will already have half of the possible points needed to receive an ITA.

Another benefit to applying through a PNP with an Express Entry category is that having an Express Entry profile, allows a province/territory to select your profile from the Express Entry draw pools that take place every 2 weeks. This means that your chances of being successful in your Canadian visa application are greatly increased simply by having an Express Entry profile.

Top Jobs In Demand in Provinces/Territories with PNP Express Entry Streams
PNP Express Entry StreamOccupation
Alberta Express Entry Stream
  • Managers in Construction

  • Registered Nurses

  • Pilots

  • Computer and information systems professionals

  • Medical technologists and technicians

  • Express Entry British Columbia
  • Registered Nurses

  • Pilots

  • Paramedics

  • Family Physicians

  • Psychiatrists

  • Early childhood Educators

  • Accountants

  • Paralegals

  • Lawyers

  • Computer Engineers

  • Web designers and developers

  • Civil engineers

  • Software engineers
  • Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry
    Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry
    Labour Market Priorities
    Labour Market Priorities for Physicians
  • Accountants

  • Civil engineers

  • Nurses

  • Physicians

  • Paralegals

  • College and other vocational instructors
  • PEI: Express Entry Labour Market Stream
  • Registered Nurses

  • IT Specialists

  • Medical Doctors

  • Sonographers

  • University professors
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Express Entry Skilled Worker
  • Business and Finance

  • Occupations in Education

  • Medical occupations

  • Management
  • Yukon Express Entry (YEE)
  • Mining occupations

  • Caregivers

  • Early Childhood Educators

  • IT positions

  • Accountants

  • Managers

  • 3. Study in Canada

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    Did you know that when you study in Canada and graduate from a designated Canadian learning institution you may be eligible to apply to extend your stay and work in Canada through the PGWPP (Post Graduate Work Permit Program)? This allows you to gain valuable Canadian work experience in occupations with a NOC skill 0 or level A or B, which optimizes your chances of getting permanent residence in Canada through the CEC (Canadian Experience Class). After just 1 year of work experience, you may be eligible to apply for the CEC through the Express Entry system and could receive permanent residence in as little as 4 months!

    Ready to start your Canada visa application and invest in your family’s future? Simply click the link below.

    How We Make Immigration to Canada from Kenya Simple

    With all of these immigration and visa options to choose from, the Canadian immigration process from Kenya can become quite overwhelming and confusing. But it doesn't have to be. By using our accredited Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) you will not only improve your chances of success in the visa application process, but you will get expert advice on which program is best for your specific needs. Our RCICs are highly qualified and are granted permission by the ICCRC to assist you with your eligibility evaluation, review all your documents and application forms, and submit them to the Canadian government for you. Why take the chance of having your Canada visa application denied because your forms are incorrect or sent in too late.

    We take care of the fine print while you choose your dream destination in Canada for you and your loved ones. All you have to do is complete our application form to receive your eligibility assessment today. It's just that simple.