When you move from Nigeria to Canada, you will not only change your life, but also your family’s life.
There are thousands of jobs for skilled and semi-skilled workers, and these jobs could also be open to your spouse if you become a permanent resident of Canada.
By 2023, Canada will invite over 1.2 million newcomers to call Canada home (including 401,000 in 2021 alone), and you could be one of them if you take advantage of one of over 70 immigration and visa options. The government has had to respond to the current labour shortage by introducing programs such as the PNP (Provincial Nominee Program) and the Express Entry system, not only to speed up the application process, but also to make it more accessible to those interested in settling in Canada.
If your visa application is accepted, you will receive an invitation to apply for permanent residence, which means you and your family will be eligible for free health care and public schools. And after only 3 years of living and working in Canada, you and your family can become Canadian citizens.
1. Save on Healthcare. Invest in Education.
You’ve probably already heard about Canada’s amazing benefits, such as the world-renowned public health system that’s free for Canadian citizens and permanent residents, or the unique education system that not only ranks among the best educational institutions in the world, but also gives your children the opportunity to get a world-class high school education at no cost to you.
By saving the years of secondary education and basic healthcare, you will be able to invest in your children’s university education and send them to one of the most prestigious universities in the world.
2. Study in Canada. Gain work experience in Canada.
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Did you know that as a graduate of a certain Canadian educational institution you are eligible to apply for the PGWPP (Post Graduate Work Permit Program)? This allows you to gain valuable Canadian work experience in occupations with NOC codes A, O or B and greatly increases your chances of obtaining permanent residency in Canada through the Canadian Experience Class by applying through the Express Entry system. After 1 year of work experience, you can apply for a CEC and receive permanent residency for as little as 4 months.
3. Find a province where your occupation is in demand. Secure permanent residency.
There are thousands of vacancies for semi-skilled and highly skilled workers in Canada, but most people make the mistake of applying to fields that are already over-saturated with skilled immigrants. As a highly skilled person, you may have a good chance of getting an ITA through the fast-track system, but this does not guarantee that you will find a job once you immigrate to Canada.
One of the best ways to immigrate to Canada is to apply for a visa through a provincial Express Entry programme. Make sure that your occupation is in demand in your chosen area or province. This will give you a better chance of obtaining a PN (Provincial Nomination), which is worth 600 CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System). Your highest CRS score is 1 200 points, which means that you have already achieved half of the possible points needed to obtain an ITA through the PN programme.
This also increases your chances of finding the job offers needed to apply through the PNP. The more jobs available, the better your chances of getting a job and the better your chances of obtaining permanent residency in Canada.
Another advantage of applying through the PNP with a fast-track entry category is that provinces and territories with a fast-track entry profile can select eligible applicants from the fast-track entry draw groups, which are held twice a week. This means that your chances of immigrating to Canada are greatly increased just by having an Express Entry profile.
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