President William Ruto on Tuesday, May 2, announced that his government inked a deal with its Canadian counterparts on expanding job opportunities for Kenyans in the North American Country. 

In particular, the Head of State noted that the programme targeted Degree, Diploma and Certificate graduates from local colleges, especially those attending Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions.

As a result, the President disclosed that the state will align the training of health workers at KMTC and technical and vocational institutions with the Canadian curricula to improve the graduate’s suitability in the foreign job market.

“Kenya’s workforce is our greatest resource. It is well-trained and hardworking. Even as we invest in sectors that will create employment in the country, opportunities for Kenyans abroad are another way to lift up our young people,” Ruto stated.

The new arrangement was meant to respond to the needs of the country’s job market which receives over 500,000 graduates every year.

Ruto, who met Canadian Foreign Minister Ms Melanie Joly at State House Nairobi, explained that Kenya has a big human resource capacity that should be exported to other countries.

On her part, Joly lauded Kenya for being a pillar of democracy and human resource development noting that local professionals were some of the best across the world.

She further acknowledged that Canada churns out a number of job opportunities for foreigners annually and many industries were actively recruiting skilled workers from abroad to fill shortages in the labour market.

Available opportunities.

Healthcare professionals such as nurses, physicians, and physiotherapists are in high demand in Canada due to an aging population and a shortage of domestic workers.

Canada is home to a thriving tech industry with cities such as Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal attracting top talent from around the world. As such, technical experts from Kenya stand a chance of getting well-paying jobs in Canada.

It was also observed that Canada has a shortage of skilled workers in industries such as construction, plumbing, and electrical work, and there are many opportunities for foreigners with trade skills.

The tourism and hospitality sector is a significant contributor to the Canadian economy, and many businesses actively seek foreign workers to fill roles in hotels, restaurants, and other tourism-related industries.

Canada is also home to many world-class universities and colleges and there is a demand for foreign professors, researchers, and support staff in the education sector.

To work in Canada, foreign workers typically need a valid work permit or a permanent resident visa. 

The Canadian Government has several programs designed to attract skilled foreign workers including the Express Entry system which allows skilled workers to apply for permanent residency based on their qualifications and work experience.

Sourced from kenyans

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