Nigeria a key country towards Canada international student population growth

Nigeria a key country towards Canada international student population growth

After India, the inflow of Nigerian students on a Canada Study visa is at an all-time high. This is why Nigeria a key country towards Canada international student population growth. Looking back over the years, Study Visa approvals for Nigerians have been consistently rising. With the year 2019 issuing 3000 visas and this number doubling in 2021. And again, these figures doubled in 2022.

Key insights: Nigerians immigrating to Canada on a Study Visa

  • Firstly, 18,000 students from Nigeria will have a study permit in the first and second quarters of 2023.
  • Secondly, the Nigerian student visa approval rate is up 40% in just the first 6 months this year.
  • Also, Nigerians are the fastest-growing population in Canada after India.
  • Besides, Nigerians are living all over Canada. And not just popular foreign student destinations.
    • As a result, provinces such as Manitoba, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick are seeing 5% growth in their international student base.

Nigeria: International Students Population Growth in Canada 2019-2022

The following shows the approval of study visa applicants from Nigeria up till now.

  • 2017 – 12,565
  • 2018 – 11,979
  • 2019 – 18,518
  • 2020 – 11,648
  • 2021 – 20,933
  • 2022 – 37,314
  • 2023 (Q1 + Q2) – 43,282

Why is Nigeria a key country for the growing international student population in Canada?

The Nigerian population was at 217 million in 2022. With a growing economy, the residents can invest their money towards studying in Canada. The large inflow of people from Nigeria to Canada is due to this need to succeed. Also, Nigerians are the ones who are freely settling all over Canada.

As a result, we can see them in all parts of Canada instead of the famous Ontario or British Columbia. This is helping the provinces and territories to offer study opportunities and get future professionals to work towards its economic growth. It is expected that 50% of the baby boomer generation will retire in 2023. This will create a huge labour market gap. So, one needs a ready skilled workforce to fill the gap and continue to grow the economy.

If all Nigerians like everyone choose to settle in the populated areas, then what shall happen to less demanded areas? The country may just be offering 44% of its population. But this number is rising at a positively alarming rate. With 44,000 Nigerians submitting their study visa application in just the first 6 months of 2023.

This is one of the reasons why Canada is considering Nigeria as a key country towards its student population growth in Canada.

How to immigrate to Canada from Nigeria?

Just imagine you fly from Nigeria to Canada on a study visa. Study for 1-4 years as per your study program and while studying work for more than 20 hours. As Canada no longer has the working hour limit for international students. Once you complete studying you can apply for Post Graduate Work Permit (PGWP).

On the PGWP you can get Canadian work experience. This work experience will help you further apply for permanent residency. Besides, you must know that today thousands of students are opting to get a Study Visa + PGWP + PR route. Because they get to study in Canada, work in Canada and finally settle in Canada.

So, all you need to do is get expert advice from someone who knows how to help you with your study visa application, apply for PGWP, and finally assist you in getting a Canada PR Visa.

Do not worry, you reached just the right place. At Global Vision Immigration, we understand that Nigeria is key country for Canada to grow its international student population all over Canada. Thus, as a Canadian company headquartered in Brampton, Ontario, for the past 17+ years; we know how to assist you.

We have a large pool of clients from African countries, that we advise and help apply for overseas opportunities. In short, take our Free Assessment. Contact Us to know more.

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