How to Get a Canadian Work Visa from Nigeria: You shouldn’t be surprised when you hear people call Canada “the home for all” The country has always welcomed immigrants from all over the world before the outbreak of the pandemic and as the effect of the pandemic has died down and things are getting back to normal; it is not slowing down either.
Nigerians are presently looking for countries where they can get greener pastures and Canada is one of the best countries to immigrate to at the moment. If you want to work in Canada whether permanently or temporarily, you will have to get the right information as to how you can do this.
Getting a work visa to work in Canada from Nigeria is quite easy as there are over a million jobs in Canada presently and the country is looking to invite immigrants from different parts of the world to come to fill labor shortages in the country and Nigerians are seen to be hardworking people. Canada has initiated strategies to help it, welcome foreign workers, into the country whether on a temporary or permanent basis and these foreign workers are to contribute to the workforce and growth of the country.
Getting a job in Canada comes with a lot of benefits as you get to enjoy a favorable minimum wage, better quality of life with a lower cost of living though depending on the province. You can also apply for permanent residence in Canada if you have a work experience of at least one year.\
Canada is seen as one of the safest and most welcoming countries in the world and if you have skills, experience, or training in any of the jobs that are in demand in Canada, you can actually get a Canadian work visa from Nigeria. What are the jobs that are in demand in Canada? Sure that question is on your mind. We will be answering that question in this article.
For you to get a Canadian work visa, you will have to meet the requirements for the work visa before you can be deemed eligible, and reading this article will give you the information you seek.
Without further ado, let’s look at how you can get a Canadian work visa from Nigeria.
3 Steps To Get A Canadian Work Visa From Nigeria
If you want to apply for a work visa in Canada, you will have to get a valid job offer from an employer in Canada. Since there are a lot of job opportunities in Canada, getting a job there from Nigeria is not going to be difficult.
Canada is currently experiencing an increasing number of retirees and this has created a lot of vacancies to be filled that is why employers in Canada are trying to fill these labor shortages by inviting foreign workers on either permanent or temporary basis.
The job offer you get in Canada will determine the type of work permit you will obtain in Canada. For instance, if you have a job offer as an agricultural worker, you would have to obtain an employer-specific work permit by applying through the Agricultural Worker Stream under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). The employer-specific work permit restricts you from working for a particular employer and a specific job position in Canada.
If you get a job offer from an employer in Canada, you will also have to get an LMIA to support your work permit especially if it is an Employer-specific work permit you are going for. This LMIA shows that your job offer is valid and your services are actually needed by the employer in Canada as there are no Canadian citizens or permanent residents available to fill the job position. You cannot work in Canada without an LMIA from an employer in the country.
This document is issued by the Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) to an employer that wants to hire foreign workers. This document shows that there are no Canadian citizens or permanent residents in the country available to take up the job and so there is a need for the employer to hire foreign workers to come to fill up the job position.
So if you are planning on working in Canada as a Nigerian, you should get the LMIA from your Canadian employer that wants to hire you. You will then submit this document when applying for a Canadian work visa.
Also, if you are a temporary foreign worker from Nigeria and you qualify for a work permit program under the International Mobility Program (IMP), then you may not require the LMIA document. Also, some essential occupations in Canada may not require this LMIA document like the healthcare profession.
If you want to get a job in Canada and also want to get permanent residence, you can consider applying for the immigration pilot programs for caregivers and agricultural workers. Getting a job in these areas won’t be difficult as these occupations are in-demand in the country. Also, the work experience you gain in Canada will help you to become a permanent resident in Canada.