How to get Jobs in Canada from Nigeria 2023

Getting a job in Canada is not as difficult as many people think, nor is it as simple as travel agents makes it to appear. Canada is a very organized and a beautiful country in the North eastern part of the world map with a good standard of living.  We have so many Nigeria’s Living in Canada for a number of reasons from tourism, education, business, and work etc.  Many Nigeria’s have been looking for greener pasture in Canada, United Kingdom, United State of America etc. as a result of high rate of unemployment in Nigeria.

There are a lot of employment opportunities in Canada, that you can build a career over there from Nigeria if you know how to go about it.

First is to Send an application letter to a potential employer is one technique to get a job in Canada. And next is to have a Canada Citizen sponsors your work visa by obtaining a working permit from a Canadian Embassy in Nigeria once you have secured a job in Canada and the company will takes care of the cost of your travelling expenses.

Next option is to apply for a visitor’s visa and then hunt for employment once you are inside the nation. However, using this tactic could be irritating and might not provide any fruitful results. Therefore, the best strategy for finding work in Canada is to apply from Nigeria.

In this article, we looked at a few choices for Nigerians finding work in Canada.

Ways of getting jobs in Canada from Nigeria.

  • Express Entry:
  • Canadian work permit
  • Create a good cover letter
  • Visit Canadian job website
  • Take online courses
  1. Express Entry: Through Express entry, you can apply for permanent resident in Canada from Nigeria for skilled international workers.
  2. The Express Entry chooses suitable individuals for permanent resident form an online pool of candidates by using a point base system called Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) to rank candidates in the Express Entry base on their age, educational level, work experience, language proficiency and spouse’s qualifications.
  • Each candidate is given a score base on these factors and candidates who rank higher may be given an invitation to apply (ITA). And you can apply for permanent residency within sixty days once you receive an invitation to apply (ITA).
  1. Why it is called Express Entry is because is an online system operated by Immigration, Refuges and  Citizenship Canada (IRCC ) to process the application of skilled foreign workers as little as six months.

Express Entry is used to manage application for permanent residence under these federal economic immigration program.

  • The Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • The Federal Skilled Trades Program
  • The Canadian Experience Class
  1. The Federal Level Skilled Worker Program

Those that qualify to get points based on how well they do in the following categories:

The Level of Educational Qualifications (this is accorded a total of 25 points)
The fluency of one’s written and spoken communication skills (the languages considered are English and French). This segment is worth a maximum of 28 points.)
Work or other experience (given a score between 9 and 15 points)
Age (a standard 12 points are awarded to a young and prospective immigrant between the ages of 18 and 35, while points are dropped for those over 35.) Capacity to adapt to Canadian social, cultural, and climatic circumstances (A maximum point of 10 points is allocated for this area)

One of the other pieces of information accessible is the possibility of finding employment in Canada. To qualify for a visa to enter Canada, a candidate must score a minimum of 67 out of a possible 100 points.

  1. The Federal Program for Skilled Trades

Those that qualify to get points based on how well they do in the following categories:

Level of Occupational Skill (this is accorded a total of 25 points)
The fluency of one’s written and spoken communication skills (the languages considered are English and French). This segment is worth a maximum of 28 points.)
Work or other experience (given a score between 9 and 15 points)
Age (a young and prospective immigrant between the ages of 18 and 35 receives a regular 12 points, whereas elderly persons receive fewer points.)
Capability to adapt to the social, cultural, and climatic conditions in Canada (A maximum point of 10 points is allocated for this area)

The chance of finding employment in Canada is one of the other considerations. A candidate must score at least 67 out of a possible 100 points to be considered for a visa to Canada.

If a job offer is made, the individual accepting it must prevail in the intended Canadian employer’s interview. The receiver must look into the local rules regarding foreign worker work permits in the catchment region where employment was offered.

Canadian Work Permit.

Canadian work permit is a document that allows one to work in Canada legally for a specific period. And you cannot get a work permit without getting a job from a Canadian employer.
The employer must have obtained a Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). That gives them the right to employ international skilled workers for jobs that Canadian citizen or permanent residents cannot take.

These are the documents you need to get ready for you to obtain a work permit to work in Canada.

  • Proof of job offer
  • International passport
  • Passport photographs
  • Proof that you would move out of Canada upon the expiry of your permit.
  • Proof of financial ability
  • Medical certificate
  • Police clearance certificate
  • Academic certificates
  • Proof of work experience
  • Resume
  • Application fee receipt
  • Proof of job offer
  • International passport
  • Passport photographs
  • Proof that you would move out of Canada upon the expiry of your permit.
  • Proof of financial ability
  • Medical certificate
  • Police clearance certificate
  • Academic certificates
  • Proof of work experience
  • Resume
  • Application fee receipt

Create a Good Cover Letter

 You need to draft a good cover letter to impress your employer by doing so it will introduce you to your prospective employer better than your resume.

You should familiarize yourself, state the job you are applying for and tell your employer why you think you are the perfect fit.

Before you even start writing your letter, you should research the company, their values, objectives and every relevant information.

Visit Canadian Job Websites

You need to search for the job you want by putting Canada as the location where you will see hundreds of jobs with there descriptions, employers’ details salary range etc.

It is interesting to know that hundreds of Nigerians have successfully gotten jobs in Canada by searching job websites from the comfort of their homes.

Job websites such as Indeed, Glass door etc., compile job vacancies from different companies.

Depending on your needs, these jobs can either be remote, on-site or hybrid.

Other Methods to Get Jobs in Canada from Nigeria

To start, all you need is access to the Internet. Even if this is your first job abroad, the main sources for finding acceptable employment opportunities are outlined below.

  1. Job Sites

Several reliable websites connect businesses and workers everywhere. Jobs are listed on websites like Monster, Indeed, and Workopolis in a variety of industries. Once you enter the word “immigration” in the search bar and choose your desired city, the system will show you all of the options where employers are looking for migrants.

  1. Canada Job Bank

In Canada, this labor market data service is particularly well-liked. Similar to online job boards, this method also enables you to look for available government positions. If you are from Nigeria, this will give you an excellent chance of receiving a job offer in Canada.

  1. A Social Media Network

Social media has developed much beyond simple chat. This is another resource that works well for finding employment vacancies.

The most well-known websites where you may easily upload your CV, job history, qualifications, and feedback from former employers and colleagues include LinkedIn, Job star, and Plaxo. Many organizations utilize these sites to find new employees.

Types of Work Permits in Canada

Work Permits Based on Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA):

After completing the LMIA, candidates who have shown that they are appropriately competent are granted this kind of work permit.

Exemptions from the LMIA are offered to those who may be granted a work permit based on circumstantial evidence without having to go through the LMIA examination procedure.

Work Permits Under NAFTA: This kind of work visa is available to foreign nationals who are party to the North American Free Trade Agreement. These foreign workers may be employed without going through the LMIA procedure.

Employees of a company with a branch in Canada may be transferred within the organization and continue working there without having to complete a labor market impact assessment.

Visitors from the business world often do not need a work visa to remain in Canada for an extended period as long as they do not apply for employment.

Work Permits for Graduate Students: Foreign graduates with a post-secondary degree from a Canadian university are eligible to work there for up to three years.

Getting a Work Permit in Canada from Nigeria: Steps to Take

Anyone wishing to engage in temporary employment in Canada must get a temporary work permit. It typically takes 16 weeks for Nigerian nationals who reside outside of Canada to complete the process. The good news is that you can upload nearly all of the necessary documents to the Canadian government’s website.

  1. A Written Job Offer

The first piece of paper in the permit application process is a recorded employment offer. In other words, you get a document outlining the terms of your position from your Canadian employer. The following details will be made available:

  • Salary, incentives, and deductions;
  • A To-do list
  • Working conditions (at least 30 hours a week).
  1. Take Labor market impact assessment (LMIA)

A labor market impact assessment (LMIA) must be completed by the employer
Canadians are now permitted to hire temporary employees thanks to this document. The prospective employer should submit a request to the Employers Portal, which will assess how hiring a temporary worker would affect the labor market.

Then, after conducting an analysis, Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) will inform the employer of the confirmation or denial. The LMIA is valid for the same period as the work visa, which is a fixed period. Employers are required to provide you with a copy of the LMIA once they have the authorization to do so.

  1. Eligibility Verification

You must provide documents, such as a resume or curriculum vitae, to prove your eligibility (CV). You must provide documentation of your education and/or work experience to be considered for the job. This is done to make sure that applicants meet the minimum requirements for the position.
4. Identification Proof
Applicants must provide identification proof, such as a passport from another country. This proof of identity certificate will operate as confirmation that you won’t stay in the country indefinitely and will depart after your contract for your native country.

Getting a Job in Canada from Nigeria

The biggest failure risk you may encounter is being denied a work visa. If the verdict does not specify otherwise, you may submit the documents again at any time.

Canada has the right to reject your application if the required documentation is missing or incorrectly completed. Keep in mind that if you submit another application, you will be required to pay the fee once again.

As a consequence, compiling the necessary collection of papers is a very serious action. Any error you make will result in substantial financial loss.

Professionals from all over the world are also wanted by various recruitment agencies to work for Canadian companies.

Temporary employees are attractive to many firms because they are economical. The employer pays for the agency’s services because of this.

So, exercise care if a recruitment company requests payment. It could be a ploy. Verify as much information as you can about any businesses you want to engage with.

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