Relocating to Canada from Nigeria and any part of the world is not rocket science. That is to say, you do not need an agent to get you there. Why?
Because everything you need to migrate safely without paying an outrageous amount of money and waste time is available and accessible to you.
Let no one lie to you, the best way to relocate to Canada from Nigeria or anywhere is to have the Canadian experience. Sounds naughty, right?
Yeah. You may ask. How can I have a Canadian experience when I am in Nigeria or anywhere else?
Answer – do everything possible to get the Canadian experience/relocation requirements. It’s that simple.
The thing is, the most straightforward route is the Express Entry because you are relocating with all the boxes ticked.
How do I mean?
As we already know, the most popular way to relocate to Canada is through the Federal Express Entry System.
This is a system designed around a cut-off system where people are selected based on merit after they have successfully met a laid down requirement by the CIC- Center for Immigration Canada.
The CIC has a threshold that is released every month through a grading system called the CRS – (Comprehensive Ranking System).
The CRS checks your eligibility to relocate to Canada by scoring you points based on the following;
- Work experience
- Language Proficiency (IELTS)
- Canadian experience and or Connectivity (having a close relative in Canada) Job offers, etc.
The truth is, as many who meet up with the required points of the above list have gone ahead to relocate to Canada with the Express Entry route.
However, the drawback of the system is that it works mostly for people who are 35 years old and below with multiple degrees and a high IELTS score.
For instance, if you are above 42, your chances are slim, if you cannot pass the IELTS exam you are out, and if you don’t have the required educational qualifications you are also out, and amongst other requirements.
And the other popular relocation path – the Provincial Nominee program.
The provincial nomination gives you 600 points which in turn automatically earns you an ITA – Invitation to Apply for Permanent Residence.
However, the drawback here is that it takes an average of 8 months for the provincial nomination to come through, after which you have to wait another 4 – 6 months for the Express Entry to give you your Permanent Resident Visa.
And that is if you have all the requirements (which changes frequently) requested by the province, some of which can only be possible if you already lived in Canada.
Seeing the above 2, the chances for a lot of us are limited which leaves us with the most complete relocation path that seeks to qualify us for permanent residence in Canada without the bottleneck of Age limitation, Canadian work experience, having an IELTS test score of 7, and more.
When all chips are down, the big question is, how can I still relocate to Canada without IELTS or TOELF, Proof of funds, with SSCE or OND, and with no relative in Canada?
The answer boils down to a route that will qualify you for the Canadian experience, and that is the Study/Education route to Canada.
Another option is the Work Experience route to Canada.
Let’s start with the Work Experience route to Canada from Nigeria.
Relocation to Canada from Africa with the Work Experience route
How the relocation route works is getting a company in Canada that will hire you. From there they process your work permit from their end – which makes your relocation journey swift.
However, the big deal with this relocation route is actually getting a company in Canada that will hire you while still in Nigeria or any part of Africa.
And it is worthy to note that, you need a special skill that any other Canadian cannot fill in (unless in some special cases) before you can be hired from your own country.
So, we can say that being hired in Canada while still in your home country will happen 1 in every 5,000 people or more.
Nonetheless, you are free to try this route because you can get hired here in Nigeria.
Some job sites to apply for are Jooble, LinkedIn jobs, and Google, etc.
In conclusion, while immigration to Canada from Africa with the Work Experience route looks like a fairy tale, nothing stops you from trying it out. Who knows, you might be picked if only you have a special skill + a good structured CV.
Let’s go on.
And now to the cheapest way to relocate to Canada from Africa – the Study Path.
In a normal sense, you can say that the Study Relocation path is the route that doesn’t discriminate your chances of relocating to Canada from Nigeria, Africa, or any part of the world.
How To Migrate To Canada Easily
The secret to Canada PR is that it is much easier to become a permanent resident of Canada if you already lived in Canada.
With this approach, you will have had the core Canadian experiences which qualify you for PR, right?
So, the Study Relocation path seeks to qualify you for the Canadian Experience while you reap all the benefits that come with it.
How to Migrate to Canada from Nigeria without IELTS
Here are the basic steps you need to take to successfully relocate to Canada via the Study route.
Step 1. Be Serious and believe in the Relocation process
I wouldn’t like to tell you stories here about how dreams do come to pass because I’ve been there.
All I can say is that you need to be serious in your application process and believe that you will successfully relocate to Canada.
See, the golden moment about all these is that when you’re on board with your visa at hand, you are gone.
And I promise you that you won’t remember all the pains you took to get to Canada.
To start with, you might not recover from the experience of Canada as compared to what you have in your country.
That is why you need to believe in the process and pursue it.
Step 2. Apply for International Passport
Since you’ve already decided that you are relocating you need to apply for an International passport fast to get is early.
In Nigeria, after been captured, you can expect to get it at the exact collection date, 1 month after, or even 2 months’ time (depending on the immigration office).
So, I recommend you apply for it before other steps.
For the 36 page passport, (as of January 2021) you will pay N25,000 online or N26,000 – offline.
Do confirm the latest price from the Immigration office.
Step 3. Get Educational Documents
While you check out schools that suit your educational qualifications, you want to get related documents ready.
First off, get an IELTS waiver from your school.
Alternatively, communicate with the Canadian school that you were taught in English.
For Nigerians, you are qualified for an IELTS waiver.
But for our other African brothers whose official language is not English, unfortunately, you will need to write the IELTS exams.
Going on, you will need to get your official degree certificate (SSCE, OND, BSC, or whatever it is), and your educational transcript.
Step 4. Check out for a list of Scholarships & Apply
Depending on your educational qualifications, check out the Canadian Universities and colleges that offer scholarships and apply.’
For Second Class Lower Degrees, Third class and Pass Students, you only apply to Colleges, while those with 2nd class upper and first-class apply for Universities.
Be it as it may, you can always find out from the particular university if you can apply as a second-class lower graduate.
Step 5. Write your Motivational Letter
Otherwise known as Statement of Purpose, you want to draft out why you want to study in the prospective Canadian school.
Statement of Purpose provides the admissions committee with information that allows them to know who you are; what you want to study at graduate school and why.
Going further, you will state your academic plans or research interests in your chosen area of study, and your future career goals.
Step 6. Prepare your CV for Studies
Like your Statement of purpose, this should be written carefully and professionally.
With your CV, a complete profile of your academic achievements, publications, and scholarly interests, as well as skills developed through academic degrees and related teaching or research experience are captured (if any).
Step 7. Apply for Study Permit
A student visa allows (you) a foreign student to enter Canada as a student.
It is a mandatory immigration document for all those who want to study in Canada i.e. international students.
With other steps done, you go on to apply for a Study permit at the Canadian Immigration website.
Step 8. Apply for Work Permit
Applying for Work Permit is for those who will continually study full-time for the entirety of their program.
The big question is, when do you apply for a Work Permit?
Recommended time frame – you must apply for a work permit within 180 days of receiving written confirmation from a Canadian school indicating that you have met the requirements for completion of your academic program.
The above are the core steps to successfully apply and relocate to Canada even without IELTS or TOEFL exams.
Other steps might be to apply for Spousal Work Permit.
As an international student studying a full-time course with a valid study permit, your spouse would be able to apply for the open work permit.
The Spousal Work Permit empowers your spouse or partner to work full time on or off-campus while you study.
The Uniqueness of Canadian Immigration
It might interest you to know that Canada has been a land of immigrants since the first European colonizers of the 16th century, a trend that continues today.
As we speak, the annual immigration in Canada amounts to around 300,000 new immigrants – one of the highest rates per population of any country in the world.
Even as of 2019, there were just under eight million immigrants with permanent residence living in Canada – roughly 21.5 percent of the total Canadian population.
So, I ask you again. Are you ready to get started with your Canadian immigration?
If yes, go on to get started.
As one person said. It is not easy to leave Nigeria, and not also easy to stay. So, you want to choose your own “EASY”. 🙁
Like I stated before now, when you successfully relocate, you won’t remember all the pains you went through in the application steps cause you will get your refund when you work there while schooling, and etc.
P.S – for those of us that find these application steps hectic, which I won’t deny.
The good news is that you can make use of Ola’s guide and guidance and move to Canada from Nigeria or from other parts of Africa.
If you are serious to relocate to Canada without an agent or IELTS, check out the NO-IELTS-GUIDE BY victor Ola.
Evidence that the Study Permit certifies relocating to Canada without IELTS
Data about the study permits shows that a large percentage of people all over the world use this route to relocate themselves and their entire family to Canada.
For instance, in 2018, thepienews records it that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada statistics showed that 404,165 individuals were issued study permits in 2019, an increase of almost 50,000 on the previous year.
In 2018, 355,100 new study permits were issued.
The statistics reveal that 139,740 Indian students were issued study permits in 2019 – up from 107,175 in 2018 – and Indian citizens represent 35% of all 2019 new study permits.
Iran (+39% to 9,795), Nigeria (+16% to 7,585), France (+9% to 14,670) all showed increases of study permits becoming effective in 2019, compared with 2018.
See the chart for 2018.
And the statistics from 2015-2019
Source – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada; CIC News.
The Study permits by provinces
As scary as it might sound, Canada remains the world’s third-leading destination of international students, with a staggering 642,000 foreign students.
And the good news is that this is not going to stop anytime soon. See below.
Canada’s Next Permanent Resident Immigration Levels Plan
According to the annual Immigration Levels Plan which determines how many permanent residents Canada aims to admit over the course of a calendar year, every year, the IRCC has presented a rolling multi-year (3 years) Immigration Levels Plan for admissions every year since 2017.
The plan is developed in consultation with provinces and territories, stakeholder organizations, and the public.
The selection of applicants is categorized based on economic contributions; family reunification; or support for refugees, protected persons, and humanitarian and compassionate needs.
The 2021-2023 Immigration Levels Plan has been developed considering the evolving situation of COVID-19 and its implications for permanent resident admissions.
Source – canada.ca
So, if you are willing to relocate to Canada without IELTS, this is the time, most especially during this COVID-19 period which has seen some requirements cut short.
Popular African Countries Seeking Migration to Canada
Canadian immigration has always been one of the hottest topics in the world.
Even when we last compared the USA and Australian immigration to Canada, Canada stood out as the most searched immigration country. See the image below.
Going on, if you are from Nigeria seeking relocation to Canada, one thing you need to know is that you are not the only one seeking to move.
In fact, in the last 12 months, other African countries like Cameroon, Togo, and Congo Brazzaville outrank Nigeria in the search for Canadian immigration. See below.
And lastly, according to Statista, there were over 280,000 people that left their countries for Canada in 2020, with most Nigerians included.
So, the big question now IS NOT, “is it possible to relocate to Canada without IELTS “because it is.
The big one rather is, are you ready to take action and apply like other Africans and relocate?
If you can then get started so you get an early response. And if you do not know where to get started, check out the guide by Ola who is in Canada and know the right steps to take.
Relocating To Canada without IELTS with the NO IELTS TO CANADA Guide Video Review
The NO IELTS TO CANADA Program by Victor Ola shows you the beginning to the end process on how to apply, get a job, admission, student visa, and lots more with the Study Relocation path.
The guide is literally for those who want to avoid all forms of mistakes in their application/scouting processes which might blow their ONLY chance of successfully relocating to Canada, especially in this period.
Just in case you want to see the Video review/unboxing of this guide, I did that for you some days ago, so, check out the blog post version here or the video review below.
Inside the Canada without IELTS Visa process guide
Here is a list of a few resources you will get from the No IELTS guide by Ola.
1. A 27 paged PDF Document titled No IELTS To Canada Guide.
With this guide, you will have a full understanding of this unique pathway to Canada.
Also, you use the guide as a reference to help you know exactly what to do at every step of the way.
2. Online Registrations and Applications.
With this guide, you will see how to begin the online application processes into the selected schools based on your qualifications.
As in, schools for those with First class and second class upper, Second class lower, third class and pass.
It also covers those who don’t have any higher degree.
3. Online Visa Processes
Shows you how to apply for a Study Visa online.
4. Work Permit
Shows you how to apply for an Open Work Permit after your Program.
5. Beat IELTS requirements/Schools
Shows you how to overcome the IELTS requirements, and schools that give a waiver to it.
6. Spousal Application
This shows you how to apply for your spouse’s Open work permit outside Canada, the husband or wife could be the primary applicant here.
7. Most Vital Documents and Templates
You get a series of important PDF documents containing (Sample Visa Statement of Purpose, Sample Admission/Scholarship Statement of Purpose, Sample Academic CV, and Letter of Recommendation.
Going on, how to get and go about the Letter of Introduction, Letter of Explanation, Letter of Sponsorship and Affidavit) you can use during your application for school admission and Study visa.
8. Accommodation and job placements
A 12 pages PDF titled ‘Accommodation and a Job Blueprint’ contains how to get job within a short time landing in Canada.
#b. How to settle down into your own apartment in Canada.
#c. Items you can bring while coming from your resident country and profitable skills to master before coming to Canada that’ll put extra income into your pocket.
And lots more till the number 17th document plus a free 51 Paged PDF titled ‘Real Case studies: Successful Study Visa Applicants.
With this guide, you will see the time frame and how other applicants started their application, and the processes/response timelines.
The good thing with this guide is that the videos are short and straight to the point so you can easily follow up with the application processes.
Get the NO IELTS TO CANADA guide – click here to get the guide + download
We’ve already established why Canada PR is the most preferred for Nigerians and other Citizens around the world, now let’s consider how Immigrants and newcomers contribute to economic growth.
A few Reasons why Canada is the go-to relocation country.
To start with, between 2017 and 2018, net immigration accounted for 80% of Canada’s population increase, with the remaining 20% accounted for through natural increase.
Canada’s population growth between 2018 and 2019, at 1.4%, was the highest rate of growth among G7 nations.
This increase (over 531,000 people) was overwhelmingly driven (82%) by the arrival of immigrants and non-permanent residents.
- Immigrants and temporary foreign workers are allowed to fill the gaps in Canada’s labor force, and help employers respond to vacancies in various sectors.
That is to say, approximately, 1 in 4 workers (26%) in Canada are immigrants.
- As of 2016, there were 600,000 self-employed immigrants employing over 260,000 Canadians.
- In a 2018 survey, 9% of small business owners reported hiring temporary workers to address job vacancies in the prior 12 months period.
- In 2019, the labor market participation rates of very recent immigrants were 71% and recent immigrants were 76%.
To see more strides by immigrants in Canada, download a free document here.
Want to start your immigration application without IELTS today? Get started on the Canadian Immigration website or Click here to check out the No IELTS guide.
Let’s go on to answer some fundamental questions about the unique study approach to Canadian PR.
How Do I Migrate To Canada from Nigeria without IELTS or TOEFL exams?
As already stated, the only viable means to getting PR in Canada is first of all getting hold of the Canadian experience, and fortunately, the most excellent route to make this happen without IELTS is the Study/Educational Relocation Route.
Here is a list of fundamental steps you need to take.
- Know your qualifications. This helps you apply for the best-fit schools in Canada.
- Get your international passport ready – Currently, an international passport is about N26,000 for the 32-page type and about N35,000+ for the 64 pages.
For instant collection, the 32-page passport is about N42,000.
- Get your educational documents ready. Process your educational transcript, get your school certificates, and your English language waiver.
- Search and apply for scholarships – the next step of action is searching for schools that fit your educational credentials, and applying the same.
- SOP – start drafting your statement of purpose.
- Application Response – Wait for the application response.
- Study Permit – go ahead and apply for a study permit.
- Work Permit – go ahead and apply for a work permit along with your study permit.
Additionally, as an international student who is studying a full-time courses with a valid study permit, your dependent partner or Spouse would be able to apply for an open work permit.
SOWP empowers your spouse or common-law partner to work full time on or off-campus while you study.
The above are the core overviews of the process and other application steps you will get along with the results of each process.
Why the Study Approach to Canadian PR is Hot
- It is not age-dependent, unlike the Federal Express Entry Direct approach, whether you are 18 years or 50 years, you can use this study approach without any limitation.
- Work experience is not a limiting factor in the study approach since you can work up to 20 hours a week.
During your program, your spouse will have an open work permit that allows her to work and build up the Canadian experience you both need for higher CRS points when you are ready to apply for permanent residency.
- Your children, if you have, can also continue their studies in Canada without the need for their own study permit. And lots more.
Ready to get the full guide to start your relocation PR in Canada today?
FAQs about Relocation to Canada without IELTS
1. Question – Can I relocate to Canada without IELTS & passport?
As already stated, relocation without IELTS is possible but you can’t do that WITHOUT a passport.
Even a sailor needs an international passport, talk less of migrating out of Nigeria/any country.
So, you need an International Passport to successfully complete your relocation requirements.
2. Can I get a job in Canada without IELTS?
Yes, you can. And that is via the Educational/Study relocation route.
3. Can I get admission in Canada without IELTS
Yes, you can via the Educational/Study relocation route since there are schools that meet each person’s requirements as far as a secondary or high school certificate was obtained.
4. Can I get a Canadian student visa without IELTS?
Yes, you can via the Educational/Study relocation route.
A Final note on the guide on how to relocate to Canada without IELTS
Canada is no doubt one of the best and safest countries to live in the world.
With such a large country by size and vast economy, immigrants are called upon to move in to fill and also grow the economy the more.
One of the good news about Canada is that, with lesser or not much-heard racism, any citizen of a country can be self-employed as far as they can add to the economic situation and well-being of the country.
Considering the relocation path to getting a permanent residence, the easiest way to it is “getting the Canadian experience”; which can only be effected via the Study relocation path if you are seeking possible ways to relocate to Canada without IELTS.
Overall, the relocation process is simple and straight to the point without spending time and hundreds of thousands on agents, why?
All the information you need is available and accessible to you.
Nonetheless, if you need a proper guide to avoid all forms of errors in your application process, then check out the No IELTS to Canada guide by Victor.
All in all, that is how to relocate to Canada without IELTS or TOEFL exams.