How To Immigrate To Canada From Nigeria – Are you a Nigerian that has an interest in traveling to Canada but you can’t because you do not know how to immigrate to Canada from Nigeria? If so, then worry no more because you are in the right place.
In this article, I will be giving you all that you need in other to get you prepared for your journey to Canada in no time. so keep reading.
Is it possible to immigrate to Canada from Nigeria?
This is one of the questions that most people especially Nigerians like to ask because they think that with skin color, they will not be accepted. Well, they are not wrong to ask the question because skin color is a barrier in many countries. But that notwithstanding, it is different when to comes to Canada.
Among all the countries in the world, Canada is one of the few countries that do not allow immigrates into their countries based on skin color but of eligibility.
As a black or white fellow, you are allowed into Canada as long as you are eligible to immigrate.
Although immigrating from one country to another has never been easy but it is not impossible. therefore, Yes, it is possible to immigrate to Canada from Nigeria if you meet up the requirements of the Canadian Embassy.
How Is Life For Nigerians in Canada?
Answering this question, I will divide it into sections like this;
- Safety: Canada is one of the safe and peaceful countries in the world and as a resident or a visitor of the country, you automatically become their responsibility from the moment you stepped your foot into the country. Your safety becomes their priority as well.
So as a Nigeria who abides by the rules and laws of the country, you are safe in the country as long as you help yourself to stay out of trouble as well.
- Employment: As a Nigerian with a working permit, you can work while living in Canada freely all you need is to have what to offer the company that you are wishing to work with. This will determine how life will be for you there as a Nigerian.
Nigerians who are in Canada with work permits and skills, are working and earning what they deserve and also paying their taxes just like every other person.
Ways to Move to Canada from Nigeria
Migrating from Nigeria is not that easy but that does not mean that it is impossible. You can successfully migrate to Canada from Nigeria if you follow one of the five ways below.
- Canadian Employer
- Invitation to Apply (ITA)
- Study in Canada
- Provincial Nomination
- special work permit programs
One of the easiest ways to migrate from Nigeria to Canada is by getting a working visa although that’s almost like saying impossible. To get to live and work in Canada as a Nigerian, you will need to get employed by a Canadian employer while you are still in your country. With this, you will be able to migrate faster than you thought.
To be able to achieve this, you just have to start searching for employment that requires the skills that you have and are ready to accept foreigners. some provinces that you can easily see these opportunities are Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, etc.
Invitation to Apply (ITA)
Invitation to Apply is one of the leading doors that are open for Nigerians who are skillful enough in what they do and what to migrate to Canada. It is one of the best ways to get not just an opportunity to travel out but also offers an opportunity to obtain a permanent residency.
This is one chance that does not just come easily but with a lot of hard work. you have to try to be among the best in what you do to be able to get this kind of chance.
How to get an Invitation to Apply
It is hard but it is not also impossible when you meet up with some of these things;
- Express Entry System: You have to use the Express Entry System as it is one of the top paths that can give you that chance.
- You need experience: This opportunity does not come to novices in the skill but to people who can do what is needed of them at any time and at anywhere and that’s to say” The experience you obtain matters here”.
- Age: There is a minimum and a maximum age of people that are considered for this program so you just have to confirm from the Express Entry system if your age stands a chance of being eligible to apply.
- Education Background: You will have to obtain an academic degree first before you can qualify for an ITA (Invitation to Apply).
Study in Canada
Apart from getting a good reputation in the world, you also stand a chance of getting a student work permit. This permit allows you to stay in Canada after your studies for over a year plus while searching for a job.
As a graduate student from one of the Canadian universities, finding a job under that one year is very possible so you do not have to worry about the duration, all you have to do is to try and locate the right province that you intend to work in that have related jobs to your skills.
Note: You don’t have to worry if you don’t have experience in the field yet, all you have to do is enter a beginner stage, you will be trained with your follow colleagues by superiors in the field so under a few months of joining, the company believes that you will be able to offer something in return.
So all you have to do is find a job that best describes you or that speaks of you. with this, you will be committed to learning in time.
Therefore, studying in Canada is also one of the simple ways of getting a work permit in the country, with this, you can stay as long as you want.
Do you have a career or talent? do you have something you are good at? something that if you wake up in the middle of the night you can handle without having to go online to make some tutorial videos? if your answer is “YES” then the Provincial Nomination program is for you.
PNG is a program mainly for skilled and experienced immigrants who have something to offer. That’s to say, that is program is mainly on what you have on the inside of you.
— How It Works
To get a provincial Nomination, you will have to first check which of the province or territories needs skills like yours, after finding the one, you go ahead and apply for the program and then wait for their feedback.
If you are picked by the province you applied to, then you can go ahead and create your profile with them for processing.
Special Work Permit Programs
If you can work in the countryside, as a commercial worker for example farming, then you can apply for a special work permit. A special work permit does not guarantee a permanent residential permit, but you have the chance of working things out over there if you get approved into the country with a special work permit.