In October, 2013, the Nigeria-Canada Forum held the 2013
Nigeria-Canada Exchange Series, aimed at strengthening the
commercial ties of the two countries. This initiative is part of
the larger history of friendly diplomatic relations between Canada
and Nigeria in both economic and political spheres.
"[The exchange series] have also helped to develop leaders
in the Nigerian-Canadian community," said Bankole Olayele, the
President and Professor of Economics at the University of Regina,
This community of Nigerian-Canadians is steadily growing year to
year, with the majority residing in Toronto and other cities in
Ontario. According to Statistics Canada, Canada became a permanent
home for 3,095 Nigerians and a university destination for almost
2,000 students in 2012.
Canada has a strong reputation for multiculturalism and presents
many socio-economic opportunities for Nigerian immigrants. As one
of the leading G-7 countries, it is highly developed and enjoys
outstanding education and health care systems as well as excellent
working conditions. A long life expectancy and relatively low crime
rates also contribute to Canada's high quality of life.
Canada's strong economic position could largely be
attributed to the contributions of its immigrant workforce. To this
end, the Canadian government has one of the most positive
immigration policies in the world, with the government admitting
over 200,000 immigrants each year. Canada also allows dual
citizenship, allowing Nigerians to retain their national
Immigrants from Nigeria can also find employment opportunities
in Canada in high-growth sectors through the Federal Skilled Trades
Class. This program allows workers with in-demand trades, such as
welders, crane operations, and electricians, to obtain Canadian
For students of higher education, Canada offers a wide variety
of prestigious universities to choose from. Four of these, namely
the University of Toronto, the University of British Columbia,
McGill University and McMaster University currently rank in the
global Top 100. By studying in Canada, Nigerian students can become
eligible for a work permit and eventually, permanent residency.
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