Immigrate to Canada from Nigeria:
Each year many Nigerian citizens seek of a better life for themselves and their families. This desire leads them to choose to immigrate to Canada, Canada is consistently ranked as being among the best countries in the world in which to live. When immigrating Nigerians tend to live in Toronto, Ontario, Calgary, Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta and Winnipeg, Manitoba. If you are considering emigrating from Nigeria to live in Canada, one of your first considerations will be to apply under the most appropriate category of Immigration.
Canada Immigration lawyers, Abrams & Krochak, have helped thousands of individuals from Nigeria immigrate to Canada since 1996. We help you choose the most appropriate Canada Immigration category and the quickest means for coming to this country, according to Canada Immigration laws. Click on the various links on the right of the page for an overview of the various Canada Immigration categories available to applicants.
Once you have determined which category best suits your goals and qualifications, please complete our free Canada Immigration Eligibility Assessment questionnaire, which will allow our Canadian immigration lawyers to assess your eligibility to immigrate to Canada in accordance with Canadian Immigration laws. This will be done within one business day, at no cost to you. Please feel free to complete as many Online Assessment Questionnaires that fit your circumstances. Each assessment is carefully reviewed by our team of Canada Immigration lawyers in Toronto.
Canadian Immigration Laws: Permanent Residence Status
After emigrating from Nigeria, acquiring “permanent resident status of Canada” is also referred to as “Immigration to Canada” or becoming a “landed immigrant of Canada”. The successful end result of the Canada Immigration Application process is obtaining a Canada immigrant visa, which grants permanent status upon the applicant who, as a permanent resident, will receive all the same rights and privileges as those of a Canadian citizen (i.e. free health care, free elementary and secondary education, subsidized post-secondary education, the right to work in Canada) with just a few exceptions.
Unlike Canadian citizens,
- a permanent resident cannot vote;
- a permanent resident cannot hold a Canadian passport; and
- a permanent resident can be deported for certain criminal convictions.
When to Apply for Canadian Citizenship After Emigrating from Nigeria
In order for you, as a Canadian permanent resident, to be eligible to apply for Canadian Citizenship, you must have resided in Canada for at least a total of 1095 days within any consecutive four (4) year period of time after receiving your Canadian Permanent Residence. Once you have received Canadian Citizenship, you will be able to apply for a Canadian passport.
In accordance with the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act of Canada, a permanent resident must live in Canada for a total of at least 730 days within the five (5) years prior to the date of expiration on his/her Permanent Resident Card in order to renew a Permanent Resident Card, subject to certain exceptions.
When you have been issued a Canadian immigrant visa, you must present yourself to a Canada Immigration officer at one of the official ports of entry of Canada in order to become a permanent resident.
To become eligible as a permanent resident of Canada, you must meet the criteria of one (1) of five (5) classes of Immigration: the Federal Skilled Worker Class, the Federal Skilled Trades Class, the Canadian Experience Class, the Family Class or the Business Class OR qualify as a provincial nominee.
Permanent Status - Canada Immigration Categories:
Temporary Status In Canada:
If you wish to come to Canada on a temporary basis, you can come as either a visitor, a student or a worker, assuming, of course, that you meet eligibility requirements.