Nigerian immigration to Canada is booming
Nigerian immigration to Canada is booming. In fact, Nigeria is the #2 source country of successful immigrants under Express Entry.
In 2019, about 13,000 Nigerian citizens obtained Canadian permanent residence. Nigerian immigration to Canada has tripled in recent years.
Canada’s economy is very diverse with job opportunities in oil and gas, ICT, agriculture, mining, and many other sectors that may appeal to Nigerians.
How does it work?
The main way for Nigerian nationals to immigrate to Canada is through Express Entry.
Express Entry is an online system that the Canadian government uses to manage permanent residence applications.
The first step is to enter the Express Entry pool.
To do this, you will need to take an English test, and get your educational credentials assessed.
Once you’re in the pool, you will be given a score based on factors such as your age, education, work experience and language proficiency.
You may then be invited by the Canadian government to apply for permanent residence as part of one of the regularly held Express Entry draws.