Immigrate to Canada from Nigeria in 2022 |


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The information here is for you, if any one of the following applies to you:

  • You are a Nigerian looking to immigrate to Canada.
  • You are a Nigerian currently in Canada (either as a visitor/tourist, student, etc.) and exploring your options to remain in Canada.
  • You are originally from another country, but you either schooled in Nigeria or you are currently living in Nigeria.
  • You are a Nigerian currently living in another part of the world (e.g. the United States, the UK, Australia, India, Ghana, etc.), but you want to immigrate to Canada.

Read On!

What Are the Options for Immigrating to Canada as a Nigerian?

There are more than 60 Canadian immigration programs available to those seeking Canadian permanent residence (PR), including Family Class Sponsorship, Federal Economic Class, Provincial Economic Class, Business Immigration, Investor program, asylum, and many more.

We recommend the below Canadian immigration programs because they are fast and easy for Nigerians to immigrate to Canada when compared to the other alternatives.

  • Express Entry – Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) Program: With this option, you can immigrate to Canada in as little as 6 months.
  • Provincial Nominee Program (PNP): You will have to receive a nomination from a Canadian province in order to be able to immigrate to Canada under the PNP program.
  • Family Sponsorship: If you have a family member that is currently living in Canada, it is relatively easy for you to immigrate to Canada by having your family member sponsor you. Some provinces offer programs where you can even be sponsored by your brothers, sisters, cousins, or friend.
  • Express Entry – Canadian Experience Class: You have to move to Canada first as a temporary resident (e.g. by coming to Canada as a student) and then transition to being a permanent resident of Canada.

Did you Know? Nigeria was among the Top 10 source countries for permanent residents that were admitted to Canada by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada – IRCC (Source: IRCC’s Permanent Resident Data, as of March 31, 2018). So, you do not want to miss this great opportunity of making Canada your home.

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“The Ultimate Canada Immigration Guide 2021: For Nigerians” is a comprehensive step-by-step guide that has ALL the information you need to immigrate to Canada successfully.

Learn more {coming soon} about “The Ultimate Canada Immigration Guide 2021: For Nigerians”.


Why wasn’t asylum/refugee among the recommended options noted above?

Immigrating to Canada as an asylum/refugee was established for those fleeing prosecution. Therefore, not many people meet this requirement. There is a lot of scrutiny on the asylum/refugee process, so you should only consider this option if you meet the requirements and you have ‘air-tight’ proof to back your case.

Find out how to come to Canada as a refugee, how to apply for refugee status from within Canada, and refugee services in Canada.

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