How To Apply and Get Job In Canada From Nigeria

How To Apply and Get Job In Canada From Nigeria

The high rate of unemployment in the country has made many Nigerians to start looking for means to get jobs in foreign countries like Canada, Dubai, Germany and so on instead of roaming the street searching for none existing jobs. In this article, I’ll be showing you how to apply and get job in Canada from Nigeria. Once you get a job in Canada from Nigeria, you can easily get working permit from Canadian embassy in Nigeria, and then migrate to Canada for your dreamed job.

Canada is a nice country in the North East with a good standard of living. A lot of people from Nigeria are based in Canada for different reasons; some are in Canada to work, study, tourism, business and so on.

Getting a job in Canada is not as difficult as many people think, and also not as easy as travelling agents make it seems with their tongues. One way to get a job in Canada is for you to first get a prospective employer or Canadian resident to sponsor your working visa.

Another way is to obtain a visiting visa, and then travel to Canada to look for a job; but going through this method can be frustrating and may not yield any good result. So, the best way to get a job in Canada is by applying for Canadian jobs from Nigeria.

How can I apply for jobs in Canada from Nigeria?

The Canadian Labour market has a lot of rooms for job seekers and when it comes to employing foreign workers, Canadian firms are one of the most open and welcoming in the whole world. However, to apply for job in Canada from Nigeria requires to visit legit Canadian job sites and then submit your application to job opening that suit you.

Just relax, I will show you the authentic sites you can apply for job in Canada from Nigeria.

Job sites in Canada to apply for jobs

Do not expect to get a job offer in your first application. It can be little daunting but with perseverance you will finally land to your dream job in Canada. It is not really easy but you must keep applying for any available job offer just like we do in Nigeria. Below are top 6 site to get your dream job in Canada:


It is important to know that you are not the only one applying for Canadian jobs, there are thousands of people applying for the same job offer from other countries. So, to stand a better chance, you must at least have a skill or experience that’ll attract employers.

Just like I stated earlier, a Nigerian seeking to work in Canada need to be persevere as it is not what come easily. Also you must have a working visa before you can be allowed to work in Canada but you employer will take care of that one. However, to get working visa from your Canadian based employer, you would be required to fulfill the requirements in the course of your application.

Eligibility For Getting A Working Visa

  1. Written job offer: To become eligible for Canadian working visa, you must have received a written job offer from your prospective employer. Written job offer is to make sure that a foreigner does not come to Canada under false pretense.

  2. Proof of Eligibility: You need to present documents like curriculum vitae (CV) or a Résumé. Proof of educational qualifications or work experience for the job. This is to ensure that applicants meet the minimum requirements of the job.

  3. Proof of Identity: Applicants are to produce a proof of identity like international passport. This proof of identity document will serve as a guarantee to make sure you do not stay in the country indefinitely, that you will go back to your country when the contract end.

Another way to get work in Canada is through Express Entry Opportunity

Express Entry is a platform that has helped many Nigerians seeking for job in Canada to land to their dreamed job.

But there are different factors which determine how this would work for you. Factors such as qualifications, employer’s selection, and so on.

Express Entry has a lot of positive report and feedbacks.

How Express entry works

  1. Go to

  2. Click on register

  3. Provide accurate information about yourself (Nationality, Skills, Work Experience, Language ability, Education, and so on).

Keep applying to openings and always check your inbox for mails from Express Entry.

If you meet the criteria of one of the federal immigration programs, they will accept into a pool of candidates.

Note: Entry into the Express Entry pool does not guarantee they will issued you an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence as a candidate. Invited candidates still have to meet eligibility and admissibility requirements under Canada’s immigration law (Immigration and Refugee Protection Act).

Updated: June 30, 2019 — 3:29 pm

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