Why you should not relocate to Canada as a Nigerian, really? Truth is, I couldn’t wait to start documenting this topic. It’s gonna be a blockbuster.

So, a Nigerian Lady Regrets, tells the Bad side of Relocating to Canada.

The question is, did she really experience the bad side of relocating to Canada as a Nigerian or her particular province was bad? These and more is what we will find out as she shared the disadvantages of relocating to Canada.

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I Regret Relocating To Canada

Lack of Canadian work experience will force you to wait tables, beg to take hours at superstores and also walk persons with special needs as a means of livelihood to pay unending bills, Pamela said.

When Pamela updated her twitter status, it wasn’t a big deal until she got the first reply shock. Before we see it, let’s see her full reasons on why you should not relocate to Canada as a Nigerian even with your Ph.D. Lol.

My Bad side of Relocating To Canada

Pamela O. is a twitter user with the handle -@Pamelathepundit. She said,

“Dear All who are ‘hustling’ to go to Canada under the Federal Skilled Workers Program, I wish you well”.

What you are never told is that all your qualifications, work experience and skills (for which you’ll be granted the visa) will amount to naught when the LACK OF CANADIAN WORK EXPERIENCE will force you to wait tables, beg to take hours at superstore and walk persons with… special needs as a means of livelihood to pay unending bills and monthly house rent that is equivalent to what large families pay per annum back in Nigeria.

You are never told that as a Researcher/Lecturer, your résumé is as good as a high school leaver simply because….you lack Canadian work experience and worst of all if you do not have Canadian education.

We all know Research Methods in particular disciplines are universal but hey, welcome to CA. As an Engineer, you’ll need some type of upgrading…

The type that a Nigerian with tons of work experience went seeking at Bow Valley College, Calgary, Alberta, before he got stabbed to death by a supposed colleague who the system pronounced as mentally unstable, leaving behind children and a pregnant wife, early this year.

My friends in the abroad who were once CEOs, MDs, 800k NGN salary earners but sold their businesses, resigned their jobs to move to Canada as ‘Skilled Workers’ who now know and experience these things keep asking that one question, “what is there in Nigeria to go back to”?…… are actually right to ask because what really is there to be back to?

Don’t even let me start… It hurts. It hurts so badly. Not sure which hurts more; the tales of abundant job opportunities in Canada which drives hardworking Nigerian professionals to pack up & leave…only to go struggle for opportunities as described above with Refugees shipped from war-torn Sudan, Syria, Iran etc.

I’m not underrating Refugees, no please. I am saying, for ALL that Nigerians go through to get that visa that is given them based on their skill and… professional abilities, they deserve more than getting their passports stamped at the Airports (because we sure don’t go by road or water), getting their SIN/SSN and watched as we all get denied opportunities to put our skill to use which was the first reason for going.

I challenge you to show me one single person who found a job in Canada in their area of expertise within 3 months of arrival while painfully spending their savings (take note of unfavorable FX). Nigeria is tough but dear all, it is tougher living overseas without a proper job.

The Bad Effect of This Story

Truly, this story is not for the faint-hearted. What can I say? Take this story with a pinch of salt. On the other hand, you can chose to take it seriously only if you consider her as your relocation agent/guilder.

Be it as it may, just as there are bits of truths in some rumors, it turns out that this story is relative else, she wouldn’t put it out. But there is more. Let’s see.

Point #1.

What you are never told is that all your qualifications, work experience and skills (for which you’ll be granted the visa) will amount to naught when the LACK OF CANADIAN WORK EXPERIENCE will force you to wait tables, beg to take hours at superstore and walk persons with

Response:

First things first, even from the notion of relocating as a skilled worker, with the Federal Express Entry Program, there is what is called credential evaluation. The essence of this is to balance/weigh your degree as those in Canada. 

Regret Relocating To Canada

By and large, o function appropriately in Canada as a Skilled worker you have to have the basic skills. Maybe we can fool people in Nigeria but not in Canada.

You’ve got to utilize your basic skills, something like MSword, Ms Excel and so much (based on your filed of expertise).

Point #2.

I challenge you to show me one single person who found a job in Canada in their area of expertise within 3 months of arrival while painfully spending their savings (take note of unfavorable FX).

Response #1:

“I can show you 5 Nigerians who got job within one month and another 5 that got job within 3 months” – Tunji A, CFA.

Response #3:

Your opinion is subjective and not the experience of everyone…..I have colleagues/family who got jobs at KPMG, Royal Bank of Canada and the Canadian government within 3 months of landing – Omisore S.

Response #1:

 “Stop misinforming people. People gets jobs in a month or less, people even get jobs before even leaving the country. And I am not talking menial jobs, they get jobs from multinational companie” – Taiwo F.

Her other concentration points shall be engaged below.


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Responses Based on Her Sad Story of Relocating to Canada as a Skilled Worker

“Madam please return to Nigeria. Just because you were unable to secure s job in your area of expertise doesn’t mean others haven’t and doesn’t. What about those in IT?

 You asked for one example by I can give you 50. I have many friends who have secured jobs in their expertise in less than a month of migration. Do not generalize. If your reason for migrating to Canada is to start comparing between fore, then think again.

 The property value in Canada can never be compared to Nigeria. What about having a good life, living in a law abiding society, clean air, good educational system and better health care system?

Madam please return to your country. You have been fortunate and yet you discourage others from enjoying such opportunity too. That’s Selfishness.

To anyone who wishes to migrate and can afford to, please do not hesitate and ignore selfish individuals that would want to discourage you from pursuing a better life”. Thank You.

MZDec

“The woman has simply spoken the truth! Nobody is discouraging anybody. Anybody who wants to give it a trial is free to do so. Seeing is believing. I’m a good example of this scenario mentioned above. I’m currently doing my PhD and I tell you the best job I could get is a security guard” – Ademola

“Madam, please return to Nigeria if you don’t like Canada. We don’t need people like you here.

I got here in 4/4 of 2017 and I have changed jobs twice as an IT Engr (The same thing I did while I was in Nigeria).

It’s a big shame that you have refused to upgrade your skill after leaving school and most saddening is the fact that you have brought the selfish and misleading attitude we suffer back home here.

Please face your lane and park well!!! Rubbish!!!

– Yaki

“My own is, the time you have spent in typing all these stories could as well been used in searching for a professional Job in Canada.

Pls what’s bad in starting afresh in Canada, if your Nigeria certificate can’t earn you a professional job in Canada? At the end of the day, you get that professional job, while knowledge and skills would have increase with Canadian Cert.

Madam pls come home ooh, in case you don’t know, Buhari at 73 is planning to rerun for 2019 election”.

Collins

Points of Consideration:

We can’t dispute the above facts with arguments, however, wisdom is profitable.

I do believe not all Nigerians are facing something close to what Pamela exerted above.

First of all, there is a Job bank to search for alternate jobs when you land in Canada.

Regret aRelocating To Canada

As the popular saying goes, not knowing what to do endangers us when we think all options are gone.

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Let’s go on to see more reactions from other Nigerians home and abroad on Twitter. (I am not changing their language structure).

“Even Canadians born, breaded and buttered face some of these bottleneck challenges. Let alone someone coming with heavy accent”- Anthony O.

“LIES. LIES . LIES!!! Stop misleading people. When you don’t know your way to navigate something, ASK! – Bridal R.

 “Not particularly true in all circumstances. I know a lot and I mean a lot that enters and started earning in d region of 100k Canadian dollars PA. Knowing the right thing and the right skill to switch to or acquire before your sojourn is key. Your assertion is too generalistic” – Bakare T.

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“See, I don’t fucking care wat anyone says or how anyone wishes to paint a country bad, but any county other than Nigeria is better off. Anything being faced in other country is 10 times worse off here”. Orioye O.

“True for REGULATED PROFESSIONS…If you are in IT…Please run here!!! Got offered a 100k job 2 weeks of arriving here but declined to focus on school. Just my personal preference. Please RT! ” – Proper PR Guy.

“So shocked to hear this pop up in 2018. This is info that is very readily accessible by a min of casual research. Not just Canada, but almost every country. The one thing we suck at, is planning ahead. When peo from E. Europe come for e.g. they plan for one yr. min.of “suffer” 😂 – Susan

“You’re just wynin, like as if when you get that job they’ll pay you the same amount they pay Nigerian workers. Please nobody said making money was easy, not even in Europe Asia or North America. Patiently wait for what I went there for. Or you come back home and do business“- Emaadu O.

“Stop telling lies please…if that’s the experience you had,speak for urself…I know enough ppl working in oil firms n engineering firms and lawyer” – Ik Ammani

“The only person I know in Canada is a physiotherapist and he got a job as a physiotherapist in Canada few months after he got to Canada. He was formerly a lecturer in Unilag!” – Abimifoluwa

“Waiting tables is better than living in ‘no light, no water, no security’ Nigeria” – Idongesit I.

“I can show you 5 Nigerians who got job within one month and another 5 that got job within 3 months” – Tunji A, CFA.

“Excuse me ma! I knw pple doing Extremely well when the relocated from Nigeria. Yes of course it might not be a rosey kickoff but it pays off after all far better than the lifestyle we living here in Nigeria. I can’t even start to mention the no of friends I have living on chills” – Mister Bar

“I live in Canada…. this isn’t true. Plz stop discouraging people with one job you will live very fine and still have saving plus there are so many benefits in place set aside to help low income earners”. – The Goal Setter.

“Stop misinforming people. People gets jobs in a month or less, people even get jobs before even leaving the country. And I am not talking menial jobs, they get jobs from multinational companie” – Taiwo F.

I did. I got a job in my area of expertise within 1 month. I also have 2 friends who also got jobs within their 1st months at managerial levels. Experiences are different and it’s stupid to generalize stories – El Jefe

(Note: there were no tenses changes above…people used their short-hand writings and I found it a big deal to allow them)


Pecky got a job in Canada with an interview while in Nigeria. We’ll show you how.

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Final Notes on the Bad about Canada Relocation

It’s laudable to put this line up “Canada immigration never promised any PR applicant instantaneous job when you land. That’s why they asked you for settlement fund according to ur family size at least for the period of 3 months pending when you can get job in your preferred field while they…” Abdulganiyu Onabanjo

Truth is, even though we wanted to emigrate from Nigeria to a FREE Town, wouldn’t we be prepared for it?

As far as lovely + friendly immigration countries is concerned, Canada is the best and of course, has done enough to embrace all races and mostly Nigerians with the highest numbers in Africa.

So, if you are relocating to Canada from Nigeria, in order not to feel the bad side of it, plan ahead.