Total Cost of Express Entry Canada Visa in Nigerian Naira (₦) 2023

Total Cost of Express Entry Canada Visa in Nigerian Naira (₦) 2023

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What is the total financial Cost of Express Entry Canada Visa in Nigerian Naira (₦). Read on if you want the answer to this question and to any of the below similar questions:

  • Cost of permanent resident visa Canada.
  • How much does it cost to migrate to Canada?
  • How much fund for Canada immigration?
  • Canada Express Entry total cost.
  • Express Entry application fee.
  • Cost of WES evaluation for Canada immigration.

Cost of Express Entry Canada Visa

Express Entry can become easily quite expensive, below is a breakdown of the total cost of express entry for a single person:

CategoryAmount of Money in Canadian DollarsAmount of Money in Nigerian Naira or equivalent in Naira
Language Test – IELTS General Training (payable to the British Council in Nigeria)–>₦75,000
Educational Credential Assessment – ECA (payable to IRCC’s designated
$280 CAD₦76,720
Educational Transcript Request Fee (payable to your educational institution)
* The amount varies depending on your institution. An average has been used here.
Medical Examination (payable to IRCC’s designated hospital in Nigeria)–>₦35,000
Police Report (payable to the Nigerian Police Service)
* This amount varies depending on your negotiating skills. An average was used here
Application Processing Fee (payable to IRCC)$550 CAD₦150,700
Right of Permanent Residence Fee – RPRF (payable to IRCC)$490 CAD₦134,260
Other Misc Expenses: passport photograph, courier delivery fee, affidavits, etc.
* An average was used here.
TOTAL COST FOR PR APPLICATION (for a Single Applicant)–>₦538,180


  • The cost for Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) Fee, varies depending on the ECA organization and the document delivery option you chose. Below is the ECA cost for the various ECA organizations that are designated by IRCC:
    • International Qualifications Assessment Service (ICAS), $120 CAD   –>  ₦32,880
    • World Education Services (WES), $280 CAD   –>  ₦76,720
    • Medical Council of Canada (MCC) – $600 CAD  –>  ₦164,400
    • Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) – $600 CAD   –>  ₦164,400

In summary, the total cost of express entry Canada visa will depend on your family size, and your occupation (i.e. whether you need to practice as a pharmacist or physician/doctor). For example, below are scenarios of the amount of money in Nigerian Naira it will cost  for Canadian PR application depending on your situation:

The budget cost of Express Entry Canada visa for a single applicant who is NOT in the healthcare industry will be approximately ₦538,180 if they use WES for their educational credential assessment.

The full cost of Express Entry Canada visa for a single person who needs a license to practice as a pharmacist or a physician/doctor will be higher, estimated at ₦625,860 as they’ll have to use either MCC or PEBC for their ECA.

The comprehensive cost of Express Entry Canada visa for a couple (husband and wife, no kids) will be between ₦1,069,360 and ₦1,244,720 for the applicant with their spouse depending on their profession as medical professionals cost more.

complete cost / budget requirement for the entire process for a family of four (Husband, wife and 2 kids) to do the Express Entry program will be within the range of ₦1,214,560 and ₦1,389,920. See the following note:

  • $150 CAD Application Processing Fee for each dependent child –> ₦41,100 each = ₦82,200 for 2 kids.
    * Application processing fee for children is lower than the $550 CAD for adults. Also, kids do NOT pay the Right of Permanent Residence fee.
  • Medical Exam –> ₦35,000 for each child = ₦70,000 for 2 kids.

RELATED POST -> What is the Cost of Express Entry in Canada?

READ ALSO -> Canada Express Entry Eligibility Requirements

Supplemental Information

Are there additional fees for Provincial Nomination?

If you decide to go through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) there may be additional fees, depending on the province. Approximately between 250 CAD (New Brunswick) and 1,500 CAD (Ontario).

Below is a summary of the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) Fees:

Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)Fee for each PNP application (CAD)Fee for each PNP application (₦)
Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP)$500 CAD₦137,000
Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP)$0 CAD₦0
Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP)$0 CAD₦0
Yukon Nominee Program (YNP)$0 CAD₦0
New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP)$250 CAD₦68,500
Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP)$250 CAD₦68,500
Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEIPNP)$300 CAD₦82,200
Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)$350 CAD₦95,900
Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)$500 CAD₦137,000
British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)$700 CAD₦191,800
Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)$1,500 CAD₦411,000

* Effective October 1, 2020, AINP candidates are subject to a $500 processing fee. Before this date the fee was $0.

Proof of funds – Skilled immigrants (Express Entry)

Proof of funds is how you show IRCC that you have enough money to settle in Canada. This is not money that you will be spending as part of the Express Entry process, but if you receive an invitation to apply (ITA) for Canadian PR, you must provide written proof that you have this money.

Most Express Entry applicants need to provide proof of funds to meet the minimum requirements. However, you do not need to show that you have enough money to support yourself and your family if:

  • you’re applying under the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) or
  • you’re authorized to work in Canada and you have a valid job offer.
    Keep your funds up to date in your profile. The system may find that you’re eligible for more than 1 program. You don’t always know ahead of time which program you’ll be invited under.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If an applicant is required to provide proof of funds documentation but is unable to, their application will likely be refused/rejected. So, may sure you have this sorted out early enough in the process to prevent any form of disappointments/regrets.

Minimum Settlement Funds Requirement

How much money you’ll need to show as proof of settlement funds for express entry Canada visa depends on your family size. To ascertain the size of your family, you must include:

  • yourself.
  • your spouse/partner (husband/wife).
  • your dependent children.
  • your spouse’s dependent children.

Please note that you must include your spouse or dependent children in calculating the size of your family, even if they’re:

  • permanent residents or Canadian citizens.
  • not coming to Canada with you.

Below, you’ll find the minimum amount you need to immigrate to Canada.

Number of family membersSettlement Funds Required (in Canadian dollars)
1$12,960 CAD
2$16,135 CAD
3$19,836 CAD
4$24,083 CAD
5$27,315 CAD
6$30,806 CAD
7$34,299 CAD
For each additional family member$3,492 CAD

Updates to Minimum Fund Requirements

IRCC updates the minimum amount you need every year, based on 50% of the low income cut-off totals. The changes are small, but there is a chance they could affect your eligibility. Be sure to check the new numbers once they’re posted in January of each year.

You may need to update your settlement fund numbers in your Express Entry profile once the minimum funds’ requirement is updated. Making updates to your profile does not change the date and time that IRCC received it, so you’ll keep your rank if you’re in a tie-breaker situation.

TIP: If you have more money, you should list the full amount in your Express Entry profile or application.

What IRCC accepts as proof of settlement funds:

Funds must be readily available to you. For example, you can’t use equity on real property as proof of settlement funds.

You also cannot borrow this money from another person. You must be able to use this money to pay the costs of living for your family (even if they aren’t coming with you).

If your spouse is coming with you, you can count money you have together in a joint account. You may be able to count money in an account under their name only, but you must prove you have access to the money.

The funds must be available both when you apply and when (if) we issue you a permanent resident visa. You must prove to an immigration officer that you can legally access the money to use here when you arrive.

For proof, you must get official letters from any banks or financial institutions where you’re keeping money. Letter(s) must:

  • be printed on the financial institution’s letterhead
  • include their contact information (address, telephone number and email address)
  • include your name
  • list outstanding debts such as credit card debts and loans
  • include, for each current bank account and investment account, the:
    • account numbers
    • date each account was opened
    • current balance of each account
    • average balance for the past 6 months

How much is Canada money to Naira?

Canada money is called Canadian dollars (referred to as CAD for short).

For several years, the foreign exchange rate of the Canadian dollar has been lower than the United States Dollars (USD).

For the last few years, the exchange rate of Canadian dollars (CAD) to Nigerian Naira (₦) has fluctuated between ₦250 – ₦300.

The exchange rate we used in this article to determine the Naira equivalent is C$1 (Canadian Dollar) to ₦274 (Nigerian Naira). So, if the actual exchange rate is lower or higher, the Naira (₦) equivalent amount will change accordingly. For up-to-date exchange rates, check out the XE Currency Converter.


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84 thoughts on “Total Cost of Express Entry Canada Visa in Nigerian Naira (₦) 2023”

        1. Falilat oladunni Sanusi

          I don’t have any degree,what are the things I need to do if I want to migrate to Canada,pls ,all necessary things to do from the scratch, mean ,visa and other information needed,thanks as I await your reply

    1. Hello Silva,
      What type of Canada visa are you referring to? If you are asking about a Canada visitor/tourist visa, you can find information on the cost of the Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) from Nigeria here.

  1. Olanisimi Bankole Dickson

    I’m a graduate of History in Nigeria with teaching experience! Pls will I be useful in Canada & can I find nice thing doing over there?

    1. Bola saidat Amodu

      I am an electronic and communications engineer with a Pgd in electronic and a lecturer in a Nigerian polythecnic and wish to migrate to Canada..Need your urgent guide

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  3. I’ll like to know the total cost of processing an application to Canada from Nigeria including the cost of flight.

    1. Goodness,
      By “the total cost of processing…”, could you clarify what you mean as we have provided a detailed breakdown of all the costs involved for Canada Express Entry application in Nigerian Naira (₦).
      Meanwhile, the cost of a flight (air ticket) from Nigeria to Canada could be anywhere from ₦350,000 to ₦900,000 depending on how far in advance of the travel the ticket is purchased (i.e. typically, the earlier it is purchased the cheaper) and the trip dates (e.g. traveling during the holiday season or in the summer is typically more expensive than traveling in the winter).

  4. Your article is quite helpful! I have so many questions, and you have answered many. Thank you! Such a nice and superb article, we have been looking for this information about cost express entry Canada visa Nigerian naira, Great post…

  5. Hello Good day here, i am in nigeria , please i want to surmit my document to canadian embassy, please someone should help me what the is the canadian embassy address? is it Deputy high commission or High commission of canada? please tell me someone .. thank you

    1. Aina,
      Either one works. That is ‘High Commission of Canada’ or ‘Deputy High Commission of Canada’. Keep in mind that your documents should be submitted at VFS and not at the Canadian embassy. Go to this link, when you scroll down (towards the end), you will find the complete address.

          1. Pls at a point of getting ITA, can the found still be transfer to my account as a gift before summit the proof of fund or the money have to be in my account for a period of time before summiting .

      1. Hi,
        I am 42+ yrs old, a Night Drilling Supervisor with 2+ years experience in the new position.
        What will it cost me to migrate to Canada with my family of 4.
        More so, if i do IELT test of English, does my wife need to still do it?

  6. You are absolutely correct and thanks for giving information about cost express entry Canada visa Nigerian naira . I loved your blog and thanks for publishing this!! I am really happy to come across this exceptionally well written content. Thanks for sharing and look for more in future!!

    1. Samuel Ejezie,
      If you intend to relocate to Canada to work as a skilled worker, you’ll need to have some post-secondary education.
      On the other hand, there is no education requirement for the Canada Federal Skilled Trades Program. However, you’ll likely have to go to the province or territory in Canada to be assessed for your trade. You may also need an employer in Canada to give you experience and training.

  7. Please sir/ma
    I really need help about the traveling to Canada,how much for the total amount did i need to get for everything

    1. Paul Samuel,
      We’ll need to know more about the purpose of your trip to Canada in order to provide you with the appropriate information. Contact us, we are happy to help!

  8. Good day please am a professional driver and also a computer literate and will love to get a job In canada . please how can I go about it. And how much will it cost me

    1. Abraham,
      If your relative in Canada is your brother or sister, you’ll get extra points for the FSW Express Entry immigration program. You should use our CRS Score Calculator tool to get an estimate of your CRS express entry points. It will help your ascertain the likelihood of whether you’ll receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) from the Government of Canada.

  9. I have a friend in Canada and he is inviting me to come and work in Canada (work permit)

    but I really don’t know how much everything will cost me both visa and flight. can you assist me please🙏?

    1. Rufus,
      What is your current country of residence and your country of citizenship? What level of studies do you intend to pursue in Canada?

  10. Badmus Akintunde Ayobami

    I’m a family of a wife and 3 months old baby on a working experience as a Security personel but perspiring to migrate to Canada with my family to start a new life….like how much will that cost me with the process and traveling processing requirements.
    Thanks .

    1. Badmus Akintunde Ayobami,
      Canada has several immigration pathways, and without knowing more about your personal circumstances, I am not currently positioned to make a recommendation. Do contact us for further support.

  11. Hmm… I think most of my questions have been answered. this blog is quite helpful. many thanks. By the way, I`m an IT person with more than 3 years work experience, have a National Diploma, first degree in-view, Married no kids yet and a Pro-Chauffeur. Can you help with he cost and requirements to relocate, work and study in Canada and the best region? i will appreciate your feedback. Israel Olaide.

  12. I am a Pharmacist. I will like to travel to Canada to practice. How feasible will that be? I need your help

  13. I love this blog, thanks for the good work.
    Quick question, if I’m to write IELTS exams, does my wife needs to write it as well?

  14. Thanks for the cost analysis.
    But I want to know if I stand chance to get a job as a arc welder in Canada?
    If I do, how do I successfully apply for work and resident permit?

  15. I would like to travel to Canada to work and live please do i need to write IELT exam or it doesn’t matter. Please i would like to hear back from you

  16. You guys are wonderful!

    How do i contact you guys to handle my Express Entry Canada Visa process.
    From Mercy.

  17. Please i want to travel to canada for study as an undergraduate course medicine.what are the requirement and the total money i would need?

  18. Fashola Taiwo Titilope

    Am Fashola Taiwo Titilope from Nigeria I want to relocate to canada for a fresh life thou am single how much will cost of two years working Visa in canada

  19. Efaiwa Samuel

    Am a registered nurse in Nigeria, I want to migrate to Canada to work. Please how do i go about it.

  20. I’m a graduate of history and International Relations, a professional house painter and INTERIOR designer From NIGERIA, pls how can I make it to Canada and is there opportunity for me to work and reside in Canada?

  21. I will like to know if I am eligible for express entry.
    I have a Bsc in mass-comunication- 2.2
    Am 26years ,I have a 1year work experience which was during my NYSC. I am an hair stylist and am currently doing my masters but I will like to start my traveling process as soon as possible.

  22. Abubakar Abdul

    Me and my friend will like to migrate to Canada and work. How much will it cost us for working Visa

  23. Princess Usuyak

    Hi there, I am a Nigerian student who plan to study and work in Canada (Bachelor’s degree). What would be the total cost of getting a study permit, work permit and travel fees from Nigeria to Canada? And is there any post I can refer to because I am still confused about the whole Canadian visa.

  24. Nnenna,
    kindly assist, I would like to immigrate to Canada. work in a Bank , I have Two children, I would like to know the total cost, and if its must to write the IELTS.
    thank you

  25. pls can i get a job at canada there, iam a computer science student as the same time an computer enginner .
    what is the cost and process for me to get a job at canada there

  26. Type here..Am ND HOLDER LIKEWISE MY HUSBAND pls we want to stay and work at canada am proffesional hairdresser and my husband is building contractor and study building technology

  27. Thanks for all your explanations it really helpful and I take much time to read over and over it.
    Pls how will I know the right Canadian immigration program for me.
    I have HND in Agricultural Engineering, but I base on poultry farming since 10years ago and am 40year of age now. I want to know which of this immigration program can work for me even if I want to go and be working as poultry farmer @ Canada and am I still need to do IELTS Exam. Thanks

    This was copied from one of ur blog;
    The right Canadian immigration program for you will depend on your personal situation, characteristics (e.g. age, financial situation, etc.), and your goals.

  28. Hi
    Should in case I want to do post graduate program in Canada, do I need to get admission first before applying for visa?

  29. Uchechukwu Biose

    I’m seventeen, I have thought about leaving this my country From what l read it’s for the determined. Can I apply for permanent resident stay at the age of nineteen. Thanks.

  30. Hi, I have been trying to pay for WES with my visa debit card but my payment is not going through. Perhaps the fee is higher than 80k. Please can you advice which bank’s debit card to use or other means of payment in order to avoid paying much.

  31. Hi Good day,
    Please can you advise me on the best mode of payment or Nigerian bank to use for WES because I saw the figure you posted. It says 76,720 for $280 but mine is even $250 to pay but 80k is not going. It’s very urgent please.

  32. Hi, I am planning to move to Canada via PR and I am going alone because I’m single but I personally do not have all the money for proof of fund in my bank account and my Dad wants to sponsor me by transferring the money to my account once I begin my application process. Is this allowed? And will I have to provide his bank account statement when I’m showing my proof of fund or I will only show my own bank statement? … you mentioned that they will want to know if there is enough funds to support the family even if the family is not going with me. Please I will appreciate your response on this. Thank you

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