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Immigrate to Canada from Kenya:
Permanent Status

Every year, citizens from Kenya choose to immigrate to Canada to realize their dreams and achieve their goals. Canada is a popular choice as it is consistently ranked among the best countries in the world to live. Most Kenyans tend to settle in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Hamilton. If you are thinking of Immigrating to Canada from Kenya, your first consideration will be to select the most appropriate Immigration category.

Since 1996, the Canada Immigration law firm of Abrams & Krochak have assisted thousands of individuals emigrating from Kenya to select the most appropriate Canada Immigration category and most expedient means of coming to this country, according to Canada Immigration laws. Please click on the links on the right side of this page to learn more about the various Canada Immigration categories open to applicants.

When you have found a category that best suits your goals and qualifications, your next step is to complete the free Canada Immigration Eligibility Assessment questionnaire, which will allow the immigration lawyers at Abrams & Krochak in Toronto to assess your eligibility to immigrate to Canada in accordance with Canadian Immigration laws. There is no charge for this service and we will respond to you within one business day. Complete as many Online Assessment Questionnaires that seem relevant to your situation. Each assessment is carefully reviewed by our team of Canadian Immigration lawyers.

Canadian Immigration Laws: Permanent Residence Status

Achieving “permanent resident status of Canada”, after emigrating from Kenya, is also referred to as “Immigration to Canada” or becoming a “landed immigrant of Canada”. The issuance of a Canada immigrant visa, is the successful conclusion of the Canada Immigration Application process. This bestows upon you a permanent resident status so you will be able to enjoy all the same rights and privileges as those of a Canadian citizen (i.e. free health care, free elementary and secondary education, subsidized post-secondary education, the right to work in Canada) with just a few exceptions.

Unlike Canadian citizens,

  1. a permanent resident cannot vote;
  2. a permanent resident cannot hold a Canadian passport; and
  3. a permanent resident can be deported for certain criminal convictions.

When to Apply for Canadian Citizenship After Emigrating From Kenya

As a permanent resident of Canada, if you have lived in Canada for at least a total of 1095 days within any consecutive four (4) year period of time after receiving your Canadian Permanent Residence, you will be eligible to apply for Canadian Citizenship. Once you have obtained Canadian Citizenship, you will be eligible to apply for a Canadian passport.

In accordance with the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act of Canada, a permanent resident must have lived in Canada for a total of at least 730 days within the five (5) years previous to the date of expiration on his/her Permanent Resident Card in order to be eligible to renew the Permanent Resident Card, subject to certain exceptions.

Once you have been issued a Canadian immigrant visa, you must present yourself to a Canada Immigration officer at one of the official ports of entry of Canada. This will lead to becoming a permanent resident.

To be eligible to become a permanent resident of Canada, the you must meet the requirements of one (1) of five (5) classes of Immigration: the Federal Skilled Worker Class, the Federal Skilled Trades Class, the Canadian Experience Class, the Family Class or the Business Class OR qualify as a provincial nominee.

Permanent Status - Canada Immigration Categories:

Temporary Status In Canada:

If you wish to come to Canada on a temporary basis, you can come as either a visitor, a student or a worker, assuming, of course, that you meet eligibility requirements.