Why Nigerians Migrate to Canada?

Why Nigerians Migrate to Canada?

Last updated on November 11th, 2018 at 09:34 pm

Nigerians can be found virtually in every country, but their preference to Canada is astonishing. In this post we’ll tell you top reasons why Nigerians migrate to Canada than other countries of the World.

Canada is a top notch destination to different people around World. A lot of people have migrated to Canada from England, U.S and other first tiers countries.

Canada is simply a immigrants destination. It is accommodating and offer wide range of opportunities to its visiting guests around the World.

It has has helped a lot of people to raise their standard of living. Immigration to Canada WILL get you exposed to a whole lot of benefits, ranging from sound health care, to a well-planned education system and so on.

A lot of Nigerians have immigrated to Canada and are doing fine, some moved their entire family.

Why why?

Reasons why Nigerians Migrate to Canada

  • Equal opportunity
  • Brilliant healthcare system
  • Access to well-funded education system
  • Job opportunities
  • Canadian government needs more hands
  • Safety and security
  • Low issue of Racism
  • Unity in diversity
  • Beautiful landscape
  • Immigrant friendly

Equal opportunity

Irrespective of your nationality, Canada is a country where everyone is given equal and best opportunities provided you have the prerequisite qualifications. That’s why foreign nationals can be found virtually in all Canadian universities, Nigerians inclusive.

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In the past and even as we put this article together a lot of Nigerian academicians are immigrating to Canada for better opportunities rather than Nigeria where education sector is poorly funded by the government.

Brilliant healthcare system

By migrating to Canada, you are definitely sure of proper health care delivery, Nigerian government still have a long way to go in this regard.

Every resident enjoy this benefits irrespective of where you come from provided you entered the country legally through one of the immigration options recognised by the Government of Canada.

Access to well-funded education system

Canada is a home to top notch institutions beginning from the elementary education to higher institutions. This is one of the reasons Nigerians choose Canada as one of the countries they prefer when opting for foreign universities.

In one of our post some Nigerians told Infomedia Nigeria why they prefer foreign universities to Nigerian institutions.

Job Opportunities:

More hands are needed every year to fill the vacant positions in different places in Canada, this is as a result of Canada’s booming economy.

There are more jobs in Canada than human resources, resulting in human resource shortage, which provides opportunities for thousands of people around the World.

A lot of Nigerians who went to Canada for studies have found themselves staying back to work. There are also opportunities to study and work concurrently.

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This is one of the reasons why Nigerians migrate to Canada for studies or as skilled workers.

Are you considering migrating to Canada? Be sure of job placement.

Canadian government needs more hands

Check out the three-year Canada Immigration Plan for 2018-2020:

Canada’s Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen, who announced the plan said immigration is required to support Canada’s seniors with five million people projected to retire by 2035.

“Newcomers play a vital role in our society. Immigration, in partnership with our welcoming society, has truly shaped the country that we all call home.

“This ambitious plan will benefit all Canadians, because immigrants contribute to economic growth and keep our country competitive in a global economy, Hussen said.

The above figure shows you that Canada is in dare need of workers, skilled either through the Express Entry option or other immigration options.

Safety and security

Global Peace Index 2018 puts Canada is in No. 6 in the ranking of the 20 most peaceful countries in the world.Click To Tweet

And the country has been doing greatly in the past in terms of safety and security, very rare cases of “shooting” as it is in the United States.

This is one of the reasons why Nigerians and nationals around the world make Canada their destination country.

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Want to live in peace? Then considering Canada won’t b a bad idea.

Rare issue of Racism

Closely related to safety and security is the fact that there are rare cases of racism as one can find in the United States. You are loved by all and given a space to breath.

Whether you’re African, black or white, you’re given equal opportunities.


You strive better in a country where there is unity. If you want a country where there is unity, Canada should be on top of your list.

This is one of the reasons why Nigerians migrate to Canada. There are thousands of Nigerians there as business men and women and successful workers.

Beautiful landscape

Why Migrate to Canada
Toronto’s CN Tower. Photo credit:  planetware.com

Another reason why Nigerians migrate to Canada, not just Nigerians alone, is that Canada has lots of tourist attraction places.

Some of the attraction places in Canada include:

  • Niagara Falls
  • Toronto’s CN Tower
  • Old Quebec (Vieux-Quebec)
  • Ottawa’s Parliament Hill
  • Old Montreal and lots more

Immigrant friendly

Talk about immigrant friendliness, then Canada comes to mind. This is one of the reasons Nigerians migrate to Canada.

The country generally through its laws is friendly and ready to accommodate everyone irrespective of religion, race, size and religion.

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