Immigrate to Canada as a Nigerian
Nigerian Emigrant

Immigrate to Canada as a Nigerian. It may not be as difficult as many people think. From research, there about 51800 Nigerians in Canada as at 2016. See details below;

Nigerian Canadians are Canadian citizens and residents of Nigerian origin and descent. Nigerians began migrating to Canada during the 1967–1970 Biafra War. Nigerians were not broken out separately in immigration statistics until 1973. 3,919 landed immigrants of Nigerian nationality arrived in Canada from 1973 to 1991. There is a significant number of Nigerians living in the Greater Toronto Area, especially in Brampton and Etobicoke. In the 2016 Census, 51,800 people identified themselves as Nigerians, with over half living in Ontario. There are many more Nigerians in Canada, who identified themselves by their tribe instead of their country – such as 9,600 as Yoruba, 5,600 as Igbo, and 1,900 as Edo. There has also been a steady increase in the number of Nigerians living in the western cities of Canada, such as CalgaryEdmonton, and Winnipeg.

 British Columbia2,615
Nova Scotia445
Newfoundland and Labrador360
New Brunswick230
Prince Edward Island130
Northwest Territories50


Currently, a few Nigerians have family in Canada that can invite them over using the family class sponsorship; while the rest are hoping to immigrate through the available pathways for immigrants to come into Canada.

The family class sponsorship is a program that allows Canadian citizen to help their relatives come to Canada, it’s one of the benefits given to the citizens of Canada.

Immigrate to Canada as a Nigerian

Immigrate to Canada as a Nigerian
Nigerian Emigrant

These are other available pathways to use as a Nigerian to immigrate to Canada, these were provided by the Canadian government to enable immigrants from the globe, not just Nigeria to come into Canada to work or study and do business in the country.

These pathways are;

  • Express Entry: The Canadian Federal government has set-up this program to enable immigrants come into Canada to work. the program was divided in to two, which are;
  1. Federal/Government Skilled Trades
  2. Canadian immigration Entrepreneur Program 
  • The Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP): This is also a pathway for immigrants, but it’s based on the provinces of Canada. This program allows immigrants to come directly to a particular region of Canada to work.
    This programs include;
  1. Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)
  2. British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP)
  3. Quebec Immigration Programs
  4. Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP)
  5. Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)
  6. New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP)
  7. Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP)
  8. Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)
  9. Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP)
  10. Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEIPNP)
  11. Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP)
  12. Yukon Nominee Program (YNP)