How Much Will It Cost To Relocate From Nigeria To Canada
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Canada is the second largest country by total area in the world with the least population which makes it one of the best countries for migrants. Every year, the number of Nigerians relocating to Canada keep on increasing because Nigerians are in search of greener pasture.
In Nigeria, U.K. and Canada are the most common countries to which many Nigerians are relocating every year. Many people are considering relocating to Canada but have no idea on how much it would cost them but the truth is that there is no fixed cost. Because there are many factors to be considered which would determine the cost of relocating.
Canada offers Nigerians several routes for relocating to the country which include work visas, study visas, Permanent Residence, and many other routes. So, each route requirement differs equally from the cost of relocating. Do you want to know how much it would cost to relocate from Nigeria to Canada then you are in the right post. Let’s dive in…
Canada Visa Requirement
There are other additional documents to be added to the general required document depending on the visa you are applying for. Below are the general required documents to apply for a Canada visa
- Applicant’s International Passport
- Duly filled out Canada visa application form
- Recent passport photograph
- Police Report
- Health Insurance
- Medical Report
- Proof of Financial means to support yourself in Canada
- A cover letter stating the purpose of your travel to Canada
- Letter of Invitation to Canada
- Proof of accommodation
- Return Flight tickets
- Educational Document
- Acceptance Letter and proof of payment for Tuition fee (for Study Visa)
Factors to be Considered When Relocating To Canada
If you are planning to relocate to Canada some factors must be considered which would determine the cost of relocating.
Would you use a travel agency or not
The travel agency has helped many Nigerians to relocate to any country of their choice. With the agency, you don’t need to worry about the procedures because they would take care of it for you. most agencies go as far as to advise you on the best route for you to relocate to the country and how much you would need. Although using a travel agency is good, it is quite expensive because you have to pay for their service which usually doesn’t come cheap.
However, in countries like Canada, you can also research the procedure for yourself because all the information and guideline needed is on the internet. There are so many videos on YouTube that give detailed explanations of each route to Canada.
Type of Visa
This is the first step to be considered because you can’t just wake up one morning and relocate to Canada, there are rules and regulations. Now if you don’t intend to use a travel agency, you have to intensively make research on which route to choose and check for the requirement. However, the most common route is the study visa and work visa. It is important to know that the study route is always quite expensive than the work route or any other route to Canada because you have to pay your tuition fee.
If you are using the study route, it is advisable to look for affordable universities and also research the cost of living where the university is located.
Proof of Financial Means
The proof of funds is a crucial factor to be considered when relocating to Canada. No matter how much you must have spent on tuition fees or other important documents, the proof of funds is important. According to Canadian visa requirements, there should be a certain amount in your bank account over a period of time before applying for the visa.
The proof of financial means is the money that you plan to use to support yourself in Canada. However. The proof of funds differs for an individual coming to Canada only or if you are relocating with your family. That is, the more people coming to Canada, the higher the proof of funds.
The cost of traveling to Canada differs depending on the airline, which class you are using, the number of people traveling, and the time you book the ticket. The cost of the flight as of when this article was written ranges from N550,000 to N1,350,000 in economy class. If you are relocating with your family then you are paying more and ensure to specify the age of the kids to help reduce the cost of the ticket for your kids.
Cost of Relocating to Canada Using Different Routes
The following is an estimated cost of relocating to Canada using the available route for an individual.
This immigration route is intended for people who want to study and live in Canada before getting Permanent Residence. With this visa, international students are allowed to work while studying for certain hours per week.
The estimated cost of relocating to Canada using the study visa ranges from 7 million naira to 10 million naira. However, some people have spent less or more depending on the University payment requirement and the cost of Tuition and accommodation. The above estimated cost covers all the expenses including the tuition fee, flight ticket, visa fee, accommodation, and other expenses but the proof of funds is not included.
Express Entry For Skilled Workers
This route is intended for skilled workers and their families relocating to Canada from Nigeria under the Express Entry Program. With this program, you and your family can work all hours in Canada and also easily obtain Permanent Residence (PR). The program cost ranges from N5 million to 8 million naira depending on the number of kids you have. It is important to know that the Canadian embassy has the right to change this cost at any time, so ensure to make your research first.
Permanent Residence Visa
With this immigration route, if the applicant’s application is granted, you will become a Canadian Citizen immediately. However, there are several processes and requirements needed for you to be eligible for this program. The estimated cost for this program ranges from 3 million to 5 million naira.
LMIA Work Visa
This immigration route is intended for individuals who have obtained Canadian job offers and their employer in Canada has applied for an LMIA through Service Canada. If the application is granted, you will get a work permit and permanent residence in Canada.
How much will it cost to move from Nigeria to Canada?
There is no fixed cost to relocate from Nigeria to Canada because there are various routes to move to Canada. However, the estimated cost of relocating ranges from 5 million to 10 million naira depending on the route.
Is it easy to relocate to Canada from Nigeria?
Yes, it is easy to relocate to Canada from Nigeria, if you have the necessary document and proof of funds. Moreover, Canada has remained one of the easy countries to relocate to from Nigeria.
Which route is the fastest way to move to Canada?
The fastest route to relocate to Canada is the Express Entry Program. However, you have to be very skilled to get into the program.
Conclusion: How Much Will It Cost To Relocate From Nigeria To Canada
There is no fixed cost to relocate from Nigeria to Canada because there are several factors to be considered. However, even when these factors are put into consideration there is still variation in the cost of relocating to Canada. Therefore, it is advisable for anyone who is planning to relocate to Canada to have an estimate of 10 million naira in their account.
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