How to Immigrate to Canada From Zambia?

How to Immigrate to Canada From Zambia?

This is a guide on how to immigrate from Zambia to Canada. Our Zambia Canadian Immigration desk has the local knowledge and exceptional delivery standards to make us well placed to help individuals, families, and businesses Immigrate to Canada from Zambia.

An ever-increasing number of people are getting ready to migrate to Canada from Zambia over the next period. The Canadian Government has stated their intention to allow over 1 million new Canadian Skilled Migrants, specifically Citizens of Zambia. This opportunity is one of the last remaining mass migration programs in the World.

Why Immigrate to Canada from Zambia?

There are many reasons people want to Immigrate to Canada from Zambia, such as creating a better future for their families, a good work-life balance, furthering their studies, or maybe just escaping the hustle and bustle of city life. Here at Emigrate Canada, we’ve successfully moved many Citizens of Zambia to their New Life in Canada.

Zambia is still a very beautiful country and one which many Zambia Citizens will continue to call home long after they move to Canada.

Work in Canada for Zambia Citizens

As a Zambia Citizen, your prospects for finding work in Canada are high. It is well known that newcomers from Zambia have great skills to bring to the Canadian economy. The education system in Zambia is also highly regarded, meaning that in there are strong prospects to find work in Canada for Zambia Citizens. In Canada, the most popular work for people immigrating from Zambia are managerial and professional jobs, followed by Skilled Trades. Zambia Citizens from the medical professions are also in high demand across all the Canadian Provinces.

There is no discrimination against Zambia Citizens looking to work in Canada. It is a fair economy and society, with a very high percentage of the population of skilled immigrants in general, especially those from Zambia. You will find that your salary in Canada is the same as other employees of the same standard. However, when Citizens of Zambia have strong English or French skills, it often results in higher demand and better wages from Canadian employers.

Is it easy for a Citizen of Zambia to immigrate to Canada?

The great thing about Canadian Immigration is that it’s fair. There is discrimination, and it is against the law to discriminate against Citizens of Zambia, just as it is illegal to do so from any other Country. This means when it comes to immigrating to Canada from Zambia, both expats in Zambia and Zambia Citizens are treated in a similar manner.

How to immigrate out of Zambia to Canada?

Most clients thinking of immigrating from Zambia to Canada have a more Permanent move planned and Canadian Permanent Residency visa allows holders (and families) can:

  • Live and work in Canada from Zambia
  • Enter and leave the Country as they so choose without the need for further visas
  • Access medical care
  • Access the Canadian Education system for their Children
  • Own Property in Canada as well as Zambia
  • Get Canadian Citizenship
  • Keep Zambia Citizenship if they choose

Canada Wants Immigrants from Zambia. There are hundreds of occupations in demand in Canada across all skill levels.

Can I Immigrate to Canada from Zambia?

The following checklist will enable you to work out (generally) whether you are able to immigrate to Canada from Zambia

Identify an Occupation in Demand

For any skilled migration to Canada from Zambia to be successful, you’ll be required to have an Occupation in Demand, as specified in this list below.

Canada Immigration NOC Code

Use the National Occupational Classification (NOC) system to classify jobs (occupations). Jobs are grouped based on the type of

  • job duties
  • work a person does

For immigration purposes, the main job groups are:

  • Skill Type 0 (zero): management jobs, such as:
    • restaurant managers
    • mine managers
    • shore captains (fishing)
  • Skill Level A: professional jobs that usually call for a degree from a university, such as:
    • doctors
    • dentists
    • architects
  • Skill Level B: technical jobs and skilled trades that usually call for a college diploma or training as an apprentice, such as:
    • chefs
    • plumbers
    • electricians
  • Skill Level C: intermediate jobs that usually call for high school and/or job-specific training, such as:
    • industrial butchers
    • long-haul truck drivers
    • food and beverage servers
  • Skill Level D: labour jobs that usually give on-the-job training, such as:
    • fruit pickers
    • cleaning staff
    • oil field workers

Points for other things

There are points awarded for many other aspects, such as work experience, job offers, family in Canada French language skills and more.  It is a somewhat complex points scoring system and we suggest going through the process in more detail with one of our experts.

What’s the next step to migrate to Canada from Zambia?

The next step is to create your express entry application for the Canadian Government.


It’s time to lodge your Express Entry application. Express Entry is not a ‘visa’ in its own right, it simply allows successful candidates to be filtered out to receive an Invitation to Apply for a Federal Skilled Trades Visa, a Federal Skilled Worker Visa or a Provincial Nomination Visa. An Invitation to Apply (ITA) can be best described as approval in principle of your visa, allowing you to migrate to Canada from Zambia.

To receive an Invitation to Apply to emigrate from Zambia to Canada there are a number of things an individual can do to maximise their chances of success:

Score highly in IELTS or similar text. These tests can be taken in Zambia

Receive a Provincial Nomination

Final Visa Application to Immigrate to Canada from Zambia

With an ITA in hand, it’s time to complete the final complicated stages of the Canada Visa process. Once your Canada visa is granted you’re all set to make the move to Canada from Zambia. You don’t need to move immediately (though most do) and you have 12 months to activate your Canadian Permanent Residency Visas once they are granted.

How long does it take to Immigrate to Canada from Zambia?

It takes 6-18 months to receive a Canadian Visa decision. AN application may remain in Express Entry for 12 months and it usually takes a few months to gather all the requirements at home in Zambia to lodge the initial application.