In 2019, Nigeria was the fourth-largest source of immigrants arriving in Canada, following China, India, and the Philippines.
In 2016 12,600 Nigerians were granted permanent residence status in Canada, more than Nigerians moving to Canada in the last year.
Most Nigerians came to Canada as immigrants from the class of economics. The principal method by which Canada handles immigrants’ applications from the economic class includes Express Entry, and 65 per cent of Nigerian immigrants were granted permanent residence status in Canada via Express Entry in 2019.
Nigeria came in as the third country last year for applicants invited to submit an application for permanent residency (ITA) in the Express Entry program.
What is the reason Nigerian migration to Canada is rising?
Various factors have led to the rising number of Nigerians moving to Canada.
After the worldwide drop in oil prices in 2014, the economy’s growth in Nigeria’s oil-rich nation has been slowing down. Before 2014, Nigeria’s growth rate was about 5 per cent annually. However, the growth rate has decreased to approximately 2% annually since then.
This is why increasing numbers of Nigerian professionals are now heading to countries such as Canada to seek out opportunities in the economy.
Canada is a desirable destination for Nigerians since it provides lucrative opportunities in industries that appeal to Nigerian professionals, including oil and ICT, gas healthcare, and other STEM-related fields.
Five methods on How to Immigrate to Canada from Nigeria in 2022
Request An Invitation To Apply (ITA) via Express Entry
This Express Entry system is the primary way to obtain immigration used by highly skilled Nigerian workers who want to reside and work in Canada. The aim is to get An Invitation To Apply (ITA) to apply for permanent Residence by using an Express Entry point system referred to as “the Global Ranking System (GRS).
How can I obtain an ITA?
Express Entry participants are scored according to the applicant’s age, experience in work, language proficiency and education. The applicants with the highest scores are awarded an ITA at each biweekly Express Draw for Entry. In addition, there are many options to boost your score, such as accepting an offer to work in Canada or obtaining an official provincial nomination worth 600 SRC points. For more details, refer to below.
How long will it take to complete the Express Entry application?
Express Entry is one of the fastest ways to obtain the visa needed to enter Canada for people who are from Nigeria. The process of applying for it takes just six months.
Obtained A provincial nomination (PN).
What are your ideal places to be living in Canada? Canada is a vast country with 13 territories and provinces, with 11 having immigration programs for their regions. There are around 80 programs that are available in areas participating! Canada will welcome between 64,000 and 81,500 new immigrants in 2021 via Provincial Nomination Programs (PNP).
If you’re nominated, you are eligible to apply for permanent residency to Canada in Nigeria and then settle in the state that selected you. How do you work with work the Provincial Nominee Program work?
PNPs are designed to satisfy the needs of the province or territory. For instance, for example, they are the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NB PNP) allows skilled and semi-skilled international workers with an emphasis specifically on drivers of trucks and Francophones. It is worth noting that certain PNP applicants must have job experience, education or an offer of employment in their home country.
You can directly apply for the PNP or use the Express Entry profile to submit a request for interest to the provincial government searching for people with the same skills as you.
Learn in Canada to earn the PGWP or Postgraduate Work Permit (PGWP).
Learning in Canada with a student visa will not directly mean that you will be granted permanent residence; however, it can be an effective way to get there, significantly increasing your prospects of succeeding upon completing your studies! Like we said earlier.
Achieving the Canadian qualification, like an award, certificate, or degree can work to your advantage since it will be considered more valuable in the immigration process over credentials from other countries.
Suppose you’re enrolled in a qualifying course that lasts more than eight months in Canada. In that case, You could also be
eligible for a post-study permit that permits you to work and live in any place in the world to gain experience in the workplace when you finish your studies. Studying and working within Canada is the best option to secure permanent Residence within Canada after a trip to Nigeria.
Are you looking for a low-cost option to pursue your studies in Canada? Contact our advisors for analysis regarding low-cost short courses, which PGWP acknowledges.
Employers are workers in Canada for an agriculturalist or a caregiver.
Canada has a constant need for agricultural workers as well as caregivers. It welcomes foreigners working in these fields by allowing them to work under a specific program. Canada is the second-largest nation in the world. It also is home to a substantial agricultural sector, employing around 2.3 million people, the vast majority of whom work in agriculture in the form of seasonal workers from abroad. However, Canada’s population is increasing.
The positive side is that your time in Canada could lead to an enduring future in the north. For example, suppose you’ve worked in an agricultural position requiring a lot of expertise or caregiving in your home country. In that case, you are eligible for a visa from Nigeria to Canada to Nigeria as part of the Agri-Food Immigration Pilot and the Family Caregiver Pilot. All you require is between one and two years of working experience in Canada and a permanent job acceptance to your company.
Get an offer of employment from an employer designated located in Atlantic Canada.
The Atlantic Immigrant Pilot (AIP) is an employer-led program that allows you to apply for a visa to move out of Nigeria to Canada and move to some of Canada’s Atlantic provinces. This includes New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. The primary prerequisite is an employment offer from a recognized employer located in any of these provinces. Below is a list of the designated employers.
List of Designated Employers