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How to get a job in Canada from Nigeria

Nigerians who want to work overseas find Canada as one of the best countries. The North American country ranks in the top ten countries according to GDP. As a result, it has a thriving economy where job seekers can find employment. 

However, to travel to Canada to work from Nigeria, you need to first have a job offer. Having a job offer is important in the visa application. As you’d expect, it’s not so easy to get a job in Canada from Nigeria. It’ll be easier to do so when in Canada. 

Nevertheless, this post will help you as we discuss how to get a job in Canada from Nigeria. Check them out below 

1. Online search 

As a Nigerian in Nigeria, the best way to connect with Canada and get useful job info is via the internet. The three tips discussed in this post all focus on using the internet, beginning with online search. 

You can use Google to search for job opportunities in Canada. Like we have in Nigeria, there are many websites and platforms publishing Canadian jobs. The most important thing is that you have the necessary qualifications. 

Some popular websites you can try include Indeed Canada,,, Jooble, and There are so many others.

Some of these websites are restricted to Canada and North America only. In other words, you can’t access them from Nigeria. However, you can access them if you use a VPN. Check out the best VPNs in Nigeria that you can use. 

You can also check Nigerian or African job listing websites for Canadian jobs. They’ll typically feature jobs that are exclusive to foreigners.

2. Social media 

After the web, comes social media platforms. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. are gold mines for finding jobs. The most workable platform, however, is LinkedIn. 

LinkedIn works just like other social media platforms, but it’s exclusively for career people. People, businesses, and companies – even big ones like Google, Apple, and others – post jobs on LinkedIn. 

Check out this post to know how to use LinkedIn to get jobs in Nigeria. It’s not difficult anyway. You only need to search for your ideal job, and set your location to Canada. You’ll find a plethora of job postings, including the requirements and all other details. 

Perhaps you don’t want to move to Canada but want to work remotely from Nigeria instead. You can sort the LinkedIn search result by “remote” to find such job opportunities. 

3. The News

The “news” here refers to CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera, etc. However, if you need Canadian jobs, you’ll need to follow the news companies that are popular in the country. 

Some examples include CTV, CBC News, Global News, BNN Bloomberg, etc. You can perform your search to find out more. 

Whenever there’s a major job update in Canada, these news channels usually report it. For example, CIC news recently reported that there are over a million job vacancies in Canada. 

The update further reveals the sector where these vacancies exist. With this information, you can better plan which career path to take in order to achieve your goal of working in Canada.

Application For Canadian Visa 

If you have your job offer, you can then proceed to apply for your visa. 

Applying for a Canadian visa is done online via the Canada Immigration website. If you have a job offer, the first thing to do is prepare your supporting documents. Aside from your employment certificate, the other supporting documents you’ll provide will depend on what type of visa you’re applying for. 

You can find out what documents you need on the Canada immigration page. Some general and very important documents include a valid international passport and proof of funds (account statement). You may also need to present your previous travel history, especially if you’ve been to Canada in the past. 

If you have all your documents, you can start the online application. First, you have to create an account on the application portal using an email and password. Afterward, complete the application form by entering verifiable information. 

In the next step, you’ll upload your documents and pay your application fee. The visa processing begins only after you pay your fees. Avoid entering any false information, as that will hurt your chances of getting the visa. 

If required, you’ll be asked to come to the embassy to submit your biometrics (fingerprint and photograph). There’ll be a delay in processing if any of your key documents are missing. 

If you get the visa, you’ll send your international passport to the Canadian Embassy. They’ll provide clear instructions on how to do this, and you’ll get your passport back with your visa. Now, you can prepare to travel to Canada and begin working. 

While traveling, endeavour to carry your supporting documents, most especially your employment certificate. Your visa alone isn’t enough. You need your supporting documents to prove that your visa is legit. Note that a visa doesn’t permit you to enter a country, it only permits you to travel there. If you don’t provide your supporting documents, you may be denied entry into Canada. 

You’ll get a stamp on your visa at the port of entry. It’ll indicate how long you can stay in the country and when you have to leave. 

Bottom Line 

It’s understandable if you want to leave Nigeria and work overseas, in Canada. The unemployment situation in the country is intolerable. Optimistically, you’ll be able to find your dream job with the information provided in this post.