work and study in canada from nigeria

A lot of Nigerians want to work and study in Canada as Canada is currently the best country for quality of life and is one of the top countries in the world. With one of the best educational systems in the world, you would be receiving an internationally recognized education that consistently ranks as one of the best in the world with education from some of the top educators and academics in the world.

why work and study in Canada?

  1. Affordable Cost

    Keeping in mind that Canada offers the best-in-class quality of education and the highest standards of living, life in Canada is surprisingly quite affordable to a student, compared to other English-speaking countries offering a similar experience. Life in Canada is relatively less expensive without compromising on comfort and giving a chance for experiencing the limited luxury that a student can afford.

    2. Job opportunities

    Aspiring students in Canada have a plethora of full-time job opportunities after graduation. There is a horde of companies offering well-paying and attractive job packages that help international students get their life on track. The Post-Graduate Work Permit (PGWP) lets international students stay in Canada and work for up to three years after their studies. Moreover, these international students will be eligible to apply for permanent residency after their one-year employment in Canada. As per government norms, international students also have a chance to take up part-time job opportunities while pursuing their studies too.

    3. Permanent Residence

    Living in Canada is a dream for many; thanks to its wonderful climate, immigration-friendly policies, the standard of living and much more. A major benefit that Canada provides to its international student community is a chance to continue to live and work in Canada with Permanent Residency after graduation and after earning requisite work experience.

How to work and study in Canada?

With the consultants the process of working and studying in Canada from Nigeria is very straight forward. Like I mentioned earlier, there are a plethora of job opportunities for Nigerian student to engage while studying and also after graduation as the Post-graduate work permit (PGWP) allows Nigerian students to work for up to three year after graduation. 

So, how can you work and study in Canada as a Nigerian? It is simple you when you use the Education route as you will be killing two birds with one stone. While studying you are allowed to work for a maximum of 20 hours a week and full time during holidays.

And, with all the jobs in Canada are well paid due to there very high standard of living. Also the schools are among the best in the world while being relatively cheaper the school of comparable quality in other destinations. 

Moreover as a Nigerian student you are eligible for permanent residency after one-year of employment in Canada. So if you are interested in a Canadian PR, then you should consider working and studying in Canada.


about canada

Canada is a country in North America. It has 13 provinces and it shares a border with the US. It is the second-largest country in the world by total area. The capital city is Ottawa. Canada is known for its great outdoors, delicious food and drinks, amazing cities, unforgettable wildlife, and friendly locals.

cost of living in Canada as a Nigerian student

Studying and living in Canada is relatively less expensive than the other destination with a comparable standard of education, obtaining a degree in Canada would cost you between ₦ 4.7 million – to ₦ 12.7 million depending on the course you choose to study and the school, while accommodation and living costs will cost between ₦ 2.3 million – 6.3 million/ year.

Canada admission requirements for Nigerian students

There is a direct entry for both undergraduate and graduate programs, the undergraduate programs are for 4 years except for professional courses like medicine and law and others, which operate a 4+4 program, where you have to first finish a related course for 4 years then go for 4 years in the professional course. 

For the graduate programs, you can get a direct entry for 2 years but this is restricted to only students with first-class or second-class upper, there is currently no legal way for any student whose result does not meet the requirement to study in Canada.


  Undergraduate Requirements 

  1. Data page of international passport.
  2. Secondary school transcript/ testimonial.
  3. SAT and TOEFL results.
  4. Application fee.
  5. Personal Statement.
  7. Recommendation letter.
  8. Bank statement.


Graduate Requirements 

  1. Data page of international passport.
  2. School transcript.
  3. School certificate.
  4. Statement of purpose.
  5. Recommendation letter.
  6. Curriculum vitae.
  7. GRE/GMAT and TOEFL result. 
  8. Application fee.
  9. Transcript conversion fee.
  10. Bank statement.

Canada admission process for Nigerian students

  1. Select a course of your choice: The first thing to have in mind when planning to study abroad is the course of study. You have to choose the course to study to put in an application. If you don’t have any course in mind you have nothing to worry about because we can guide you through the process of course selection. 
  2. Pick a school you will like to study at: After selecting a course the next step will be to choose the school to study at. This choice of school will be guided by the course you selected in the previous step, your budget, and in some cases your results.
  3.  Read and understand their requirements and deadlines: This is very important because some schools close intake very early and you wouldn’t want to miss it. Most of the highly ranked schools close their intake very early mostly 10 months before the beginning of the school semester.  
  4. Prepare for the English proficiency test: As stated earlier when you are travelling to an English-speaking country from Nigeria you need to write an English proficiency test. 
  5. Prepare the required document:  Put together the documents that are required for you to present. Find the list as stated above.
  6. Register for any required exams: Some schools require you to write certain exams. For example SAT, some schools require you seat for SAT as a condition for getting admission. 
  7. Put in the application: After the previous step, it’s now time to submit your application.
  8. Schedule a Visa appointment: For you to obtain a visa to Canada you need to go through an interview at the embassy. The outcome of the interview will put the final nail in the coffin, it will determine whether you will get the visa or not. 

Canada student visa

The process for the Canadian visa application is similar to that of the US, but the minimum time for a Canadian visa to be ready is 4 months. With proper documentation, the visa would be successful. You will also have to interview to decide the application’s outcome. The Canadian embassy is a bit strict, I’m not saying this to scare you but to give you a heads-up so you can prepare for it. Generally, you have nothing to worry about because, with expert guidance, proper documentation, and preparation success will be guaranteed. 

top Canadian cities for Nigerian students

Study In Ottawa

Ottawa is the capital of Canada. It is in east-central Canada that borders the US. It has a population of 14.57 million people. Toronto is the capital of Ottawa. It has amazing provincial parks, superior lakes, friendly people, and two great cities Ontario is the political capital while Toronto is the commercial capital. They are 24 schools in Ottawa. The Cambrian College, Durham College, Northern College, University of Toronto, Algoma University etc.

study in ottawa
study in manitoba

Study In Manitoba

Manitoba is a province in Canada. It is bordered by Ontario and Saskatchewan, it has a landscape of lakes and rivers, mountains and forests. It has more than 80 provincial parks that are popular for hiking, biking, camping and fishing. The Manitoba waterfall is such a beauty.  It is home to 1.369 million. Manitoba has 5 universities; the University of Manitoba, the University of Winnipeg, Brandon University, Canadian Meionite University, and University de Saint-Boniface.

Study In British Columbia

British Columbia is the westernmost province in Canada. It is defined by its Pacific coastline and mountain ranges. It has nature areas like glaciers, and a national park offering hiking and bike trails. It has a population of 5.071 million. British Columbia has 11 public Universities including Capilano University, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, University of the Fraser Valley, Trinity Western University, Simon Fraser University, the University of British Columbia etc.

study in british columbia
study in quebec

Study In Quebec

Quebec is mostly French-speaking. It has a trademark stone building and narrow streets. It has a population of 542,298. They have a unique culture, great food, and great outdoors and snow. Quebec has 19 Universities some are English-speaking (Anglophone) and French-speaking (Francophone). The anglophones include McGill University, Bishop’s University, and Concordia University. While the Royal Military is Bilingual.

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