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Live and Work in Canada: Your options

Welcome to our self-help Canada Immigration Series. With the information we provide here from time to time, you can actually attain your desired goal of relocating to Canada without paying for an immigration consultant’s services.
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WELCOME to our self-help Canada Immigration Series. With the information we provide here from time to time, you can actually attain your desired goal of relocating to Canada without paying for an immigration consultant’s services. Though should you need one, it’s your choice! We are still always able to give you a list of reputable consultants in and outside Nigeria.

Up till 2023, Canada will welcome more than one million new immigrants. The Canadian government has no restrictions to nationalities who can immigrate to Canada, in fact, Canada is very immigrant-friendly and it offers over 80 pathways to eligible candidates to immigrate to Canada and secure permanent residency.

In this maiden edition, we will simply outline the major pathways you can explore to be a part of the Canadian dream.

The Economic and Business Immigration Pathways


The Economic and Business Immigration Pathways are options designed for skilled workers who possess skills that are valuable to Canada. They are the popular Provincial Nominee Programs, Express Entry, Quebec Immigration, Entrepreneur and Self-Employed Programs, Caregivers Program, The Atlantic Immigration Pilot, and recently introduced Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot and Agric-Food Pilot.

Study in Canada Pathway

If you study at a Canadian University that falls under the eligible Designated Learning Centres (DLI), you are eligible to apply for permanent residence after gaining some Canadian work experience. After your program, you are given an opportunity to work in Canada for a period of time. On gaining work experience, you can apply in Canada for one of the provincial nominee programs mentioned above.

Family Sponsorship

Another popular pathway is the Family Sponsorship. This is restrictive and can only be explored by prospects who have family members in Canada who have permanent residency or citizenship status. Here, your family member living in Canada and with permanent residency or citizenship status can sponsor you if you fall under any of these family membership statuses: spouse or common-law partner, dependent child, parents and grandparents, or brother/sister. 

The above pathways are actually your best bet! And if you don’t have a family member in Canada and you don’t want to explore study pathway, you had just focus on the Economic and Business Immigration Pathway from the start!

Canada depends on newcomers to keep their populations growing in the cities and the rural areas and to support their labour markets. This would not be possible without mass immigration to Canada.

You can actually migrate to Canada with little or no help if you follow this weekly guide. All the way, we will take you through each of these pathways, the requirements for each of them, how much money you will need to immigrate to Canada, and then we shall evaluate Canada so you can gain insight into what good this welcoming and prosperous country has to offer.