POPULAR CANADIAN RELOCATION PROGRAMS FOR NIGERIANS

The two most common programs are the Express Entry System and the Provincial Nominee Programs, which is usually called the PNP program.

1. The Express Entry Program

The Express Entry system was created in 2015 to fast track the federal government’s three main programs, the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program and the Canadian Experience Class with a processing period of as little as six months.

Applicants need to create an online profile stating which program they are applying for through the Express Entry system. If they meet the criteria, candidates are given points according to the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) which measures profiles according to the categories below. The highest-scoring candidates are drawn from the Express Entry pool every two weeks and issued with Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residence.

CRS Criteria Awards Points For:

  • Age
  • CLB Language proficiency (English and French)
  • Level of Education (In and Outside Canada)
  • Work Experience (In and Outside Canada)
  • Arranged Employment
  • Provincial Nomination Achieved
  • Siblings living in Canada as permanent residents/citizens
  • Your spouse profile (if married)

2. The Provincial Nominee Programm (PNP)

The following programs are offered by certain provinces and territories in Canada to address sectors of the local economies that are lacking specific skills. These streams target skilled workers, graduates and unskilled/trades workers.

ProvincePrograms
Alberta– Alberta Opportunity Stream
– Alberta Express Entry Stream
– Self-Employed Farmer Stream
British Columbia– Skills Immigration Express
– Entry British Columbia
– Entrepreneur Immigration
Saskatchewan– International Skilled Worker Category
– Saskatchewan Experience Category
– Entrepreneur and Farm Category
Manitoba– Skilled Worker Stream
– Skilled Worker Overseas Stream
– Business Investor Stream (formerly MPNP-B)
– Morden Community Driven Immigration Initiative
– International Education Stream
Ontario– Human Capital Category
– Employer Job Offer Category
– Business Category
Nova Scotia– Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry
– Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry
– Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities
– Skilled Worker Stream
– Entrepreneur Stream
– International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream
– Physician Stream
– Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program
Prince Edward Island– PEI PNP Express Entry
– Labour Impact Category
– Business Impact Category
New Brunswick– Express Entry Labour Market Stream
– Skilled Workers with Employer Support
– Post-Graduate Entrepreneurial Stream
– Entrepreneurial Stream
– Skilled Workers with Family Support
– Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program
Newfoundland & Labrador– Newfoundland and Labrador Express Entry
– Skilled Worker
– International Graduate Category
– International Entrepreneur Category
– International Graduate Entrepreneur Category
– Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program
Northwest Territories– Employer Driven Program
– Skilled Worker
– Business Immigration Program
Yukon– Yukon Express Entry (YEE)
– Skilled Worker Critical Impact Worker
– Business Nominee

The major problem with the express entry system and the provincial nominee program is that they are points-based. This makes them extremely difficult to get.

Many applicants have tried but couldn’t meet the criteria because the cut off point was just too high.

But, don’t worry, I am going to show you a much faster and legal relocation program.

Introducing The New and Faster Way To Relocate To Canada

This immigration route was released by the Canadian Government in the first quarter of 2019 and opened in November 2019.

A Brief Overview of This Relocation Program

Canada is a well-known country for accepting high numbers of immigrants. However, under the current immigration systems, the vast majority of new immigrants choose to live in major cities like Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.

The relocation program seeks to change this by helping smaller communities to attract newcomers and support their settlement.

The communities accepted receive support from the Federal government to help them identify and select new candidates for permanent residency.

The newcomers are expected to have a positive impact on economic development.

The program includes communities in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Nunavut, the Northwest Territories and Yukon.

How Is This Relocation Program Better Than The Express Entry and PNP?

  • You only require 12 months of work experience
  • You get a job in these communities
  • You only need an IELTS score of 5 and above.
  • Age doesn’t matter
  • Settlement funds required is lower than the other Canadian relocation programs
  • You only require a 2-year post-secondary education e.g OND (This is impossible via the Express Entry System)
  • The best of all is that this program is a not point-based system; all you need to do is meet the essential requirements.