be sponsored by a family member who is a Canadian permanent resident or citizen
Nigeria is the 2nd leading country of citizenship of successful Canada Express Entry candidates. Nigeria ranks only behind India.
You may pre-qualify for a Canada immigration program.
In 2019, about 12,595 Nigerians got Canadian permanent resident. Similarly, about 11,985 pursued their education in Canada.
Nigerians want to immigrate to Canada for a variety of reasons. These include
furthering their studies
pursuing their specialized skilled trades
looking for a better future for the families, and likewise,
searching for career opportunities in the North American market.
Likelihood of success to immigrate to Canada from Nigeria
As a testimony, during 2019 alone over 12,000 Nigerians immigrated legally to Canada.
Also in 2019, for the fifth year in a row, more Nigerians emigrated to Canada than the year before.
The number of Nigerians issued permanent resident permits has tripled since 2015.
The growth rate outstrips some of Canada’s biggest sources of immigrants. For instance, this includes India, China and Philippines.
Importantly, Nigeria is a top source country for Canadian immigration for many reasons. These include its relatively high literate population and likewise similarity to Canadian economic and legal systems.
Consequently, Nigerian citizens stand a good chance of qualifying under many Canadian economic immigration programs.
Perfect time to immigrate to Canada from Nigeria
Canada needs immigrants in order to recover from the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Consequently, Canada is looking to Nigerians for skilled workers and international students to help the recovery effort.
A total of 1,200 points is available under Express Entry. A candidate’s CRS score is based on several factors, most importantly
skilled work experience, and also
proficiency in English or French
Individual applicant or a couple may get CRS points. Candidates do not need to have any experience in Canada in order to get ITA for permanent residence.
Your CRS is a numerical value, out of a possible 1,200, determined by your core human capital. This is essentially your age, work experience, educational background, ability to adapt and language skills.