•City People Reveals All You Need To Know
Have you noticed that more and more Nigerians are relocating to Canada to work and live permanently? If you have not noticed it we can tell you that for free. Over the last 5 years many celebrity Nigerians with good quality training have all left the shores of Nigeria to go and work in Canada. This is because the Canadian government is actually encouraging citizens from other countries to come in and help develop their society.
And the number of those skilled workers have been on the increase. Many professionals are leaving in droves from Doctors to Engineers. A few days back, that was the topic on Patito’s Gang, a popular TV programme anchored by Prof. Pat Utomi. The panel made up 5 professionals discussed the worrisome trend. Whilst Prof. Pat Utomi and some of the panelists didn’t see anything wrong with the trend, since the world has become one global village, they were worried at the fact many of our best brains have left and are still leaving in droves.
They concluded that the trend calls for concern especially, the rate at which many Nigerians are now relocating to Canada in their thousands, most especially Nigerians in U.S. City People gathered that a lot of them have migrated from U.S to Canada, considering the fact that US President Donald Trumps policies are not favourable to citizens of other countries. Out of 20 immigrants, migrating to Canada lately on almost daily basis, 20 are from Nigeria. Why the brain drain to Canada? It is because Canada is one of the best places in the world for Immigrants to study, live or work And they have different Visas, such as Business visa, Student visa, Tourist visa, Transit visa and lots of others. The requirement to get the Canadian visa is very tedious, yet lots of Nigerians scale through. Your passport will need to be valid for at least 6 months beyond your date of return and have at least 2 blank pages.
2 colour photographs that meet the visa photo requirements. Proof of application processing fee and if applicable, biometric fee.
Proof of sufficient funds for the duration of the trip i.e 3 months bank statements, pay slips, proof of investments e.t.c.
If you are not paying for the trip, you will need a letter from the person or institution sponsoring your trip, you will need a letter from the person or institution sponsoring your trip and additional documents i.e a copy of their passport and a bank statement proving they have sufficient funds proof of tries to Nigerian (i.e employment letter, proof of business or assets e.t.c copy of provisional flight booking and travel itinerary (i.e accommodation reservation. You may need to provide a medical history or proof of good health.
Previous passports showing travel history. Additional documents to support your application (i.e marriage certificates, invitation letters etc.)
A self-addressed return courier envelop. Minor (under 18) travelling
If you are visiting family or travelling for business, you will need an invitation letter detailing the nature of the visit, length of stay, details of the hosts person or business e.t.c.
With the above listed requirement available one is certain of getting Canadian visa and there are lots of reasons why more and more Nigerians are relocating to Canada.
Canada is a unique place for permanent relocations, regardless of hurdles on their way millions of Nigerians are moving from U.S to Canada through a remote border post. They left their country of origin because of hopelessness situation where nothing seems to be working, and the new U.S. administration is becoming very hostile and unfriendly and there is better hope for the future in Canada.
The Canadian government policy welcomes immigrants especially from Africa, the Canadian government has thrown it open that the government will welcome 1 million immigrants from now till 2020 in their country.
They have a very friendly atmosphere the government and people are accommodating to the immigrants compared to other countries. Their prime minister is showing civilized attitude and respect for people of all races. It is opening its own door to boosting immigration level, planning to admit 1 million immigrant over the next 3 years, they believe that immigration is key to growing Canada’s economy.
City People found out that there are jobs in Canada, if you have the right qualification, skills or profession, you will have no problem in securing a
They have robust immigration and visa system, it offers a robust different types of immigration visa programmes for professional, self-employed and business persons.
Canada is one of the safest countries in the world, no kidnapping or armed robbery there is a low crime rate, very peaceful, they have law-abiding citizens, the agencies are not corrupt.
No corruption issues, things are done according to the laid down rules, and there is democracy in action.
Educational opportunities from primary to University, with very good education facilities. Most schools are publicly funded and they don’t charge exorbitant fees.
Its economy is strong and stable, they are short of skilled man power which most immigrants fit in.
No fake or substandard drugs, no power outage, the standard of living is very high.
Their health care provision is second to none, as soon , as you achieve the status of permanent resident, you and your family are entitled to free Basic Medical care, hospitals are well funded and equipped with first class facilities.
It was also gathered that as a Citizen of Canada, there are benefits you are entitled to, which, are as follows.
Work and earn income in dollars. Sponsor you relatives to join you in Canada. Quality healthcare and retirement benefit, free education for your children. Live, work and study in any Canadian province or territory of your choice. Finally, Canadian passport allows you to travel visa free to a numbers of countries once you become a citizen.
Approximately 250,000 people move to Canada each year.
How to gain entry into Canada?
(1) Check your eligibility to move to Canada. Before you go forward with your plans to move to Canada, you should check your eligibility. You may not be allowed to immigrate for one of many reasons. These reasons include: Human or international rights violations, Criminal record, Health, Financial reasons, Misrepresentation, Non-compliance with IRPA (Immigration Refugee Protection Act), Having an inadmissible family member.
(2) Consider the different types of legal residency in Canada. It is important to go through a legal channel to gain entry to Canada. Otherwise you will be breaking the law and you may be deported. There are several ways that you can apply to be a Canadian resident. These include
(3) Express Entry for Skilled Workers. The skilled worker class is considered by many to be the most effective way to gain Canadian residency. People with at least 12 months of full time managerial, professional, or skilled trade work experience may apply under this category. When applying through this class, officials will consider your age, work experience, education, and the field in which you will be working.
(4) Business Start-up or Investor. These types of visas are meant for individuals who are entrepreneurs, own their own businesses, or who are professional investors. Investors who wish to apply through the investor channel must have a net worth of at least $10 million Canadian Dollars or more.
(a) Provincial. Provincial class residency occurs when a specific Canadian province selects you to move to it. This form of residency is relatively rare.
(b) Family Sponsored. In the family class, your family members who already live in Canada can agree to sponsor your immigration to the country.
(c) Spouse Sponsored. If your spouse is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident over the age of 18 they can sponsor you to live in Canada as a permanent resident. You must be able to prove that the marriage was genuine and not just for gaining residency.
(d) Quebec-Selected. Quebec-selected immigration is similar to Provincial class residency, except it is the Provincial government that selects you on behalf of the Federal Government. It is designed for students, business people: including the Quebec VIP Investment visa Program, temporary workers, families, and refugees who only want to move to Quebec.
(e) International Adoption. In the international adoption class, current Canadian citizens who have adopted a baby or child from another country can secure the child’s Canadian residency.
(f) Refugees. People who are fleeing their home countries for safety reasons may also apply for residency by completing a refugee application. Sponsorship to help with the cost of the application and relocating to Canada is also available.
(g) Caregivers. If you are coming to Canada for the purpose of caring for a Canadian resident or citizen, then you may be able to apply for a Caregiver visa.
(h) Self-Employed. If you work for yourself, then you may be able to apply for a visa as a self-employed individual. Keep in mind that you may have to prove that you have an income of at least $40,000 per year and that you could continue to earn as much living in Canada.
(i) Complete the appropriate application. Choose the application that is most relevant to your situation to apply for your visa. For example, if you are self-employed and planning to move to Canada, then you would need to fill out a different application than someone who is planning to move to Canada as a caregiver for someone else.
Skilled workers can complete an Express Entry profile online if you want to speed up the process of moving to Canada. This profile includes information about yourself, your language skills, and your credentials. After you complete your Express Entry profile, you will also need to register with the Government of Canada’s Job Bank (unless you already have a job offer).
If you are applying for a self-employed, start-up visa, Quebec-selected skilled worker, family sponsored visa, or a provincial visa, then you will have to mail in your application.
(j) Pay the application fee. The application fees can be quite high, especially if you will be requesting entry for a spouse and other dependents as well. For example, the application fee for an Express Entry application for an individual would be $550 Canadian dollars. However, if you are bringing a husband or wife and child as well, then the total application fee would be $1,250 Canadian dollars.
(k) Make sure that you pay your application fee in full or your application may not be processed.
(l) Wait for your visa to arrive. Keep in mind that it can take a while to get a response on your application. Even if you apply using the Express Entry form, you may have to wait for up to six months to get a response. Therefore, make sure that you apply as soon as you know that you want to move to Canada. Don’t wait until a month or a week before you want to go, get the application in right away.
If your application is denied, then you will have to reapply and you should only do so if your situation changes in a significant way. You cannot appeal the decision.