How to Apply for Canadian Visa in Nigeria — Study, Live and Work in Canada as a Nigerian

About Canada

Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. It is the world’s second-largest country by total area (the first is Russia).

Canada is one of the countries in the world that have no problem with accepting and accommodating immigrants. It is well known all over the world that Canada provides shelter and care for many refugees and stranded people from different parts of the world.

The country is of British heritage. Britain and France have hugely influenced Canada, which is why the official languages used in almost every part of Canada are the British English and French.

Follow this guide carefully to learn how you can apply for a Canadian visa today in Nigeria all by yourself without paying anybody a KOBO to assist you with the process.

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Canadian Visa Requirements

How to Apply for Canadian Visa in Nigeria — Study, Live and Work in Canada as a Nigerian

If you’re interested in going to Canada and you’re wondering on how to go about it, then you’re at the right place to know all you need. All you need to do is to know what and what is required of you and from you, or else you might miss out on something that is really easy to obtain, so you have to follow carefully to see how other Nigerians are getting visas to enter Canada from Nigeria.

The basic requirements for a Canadian visa in Nigeria include:

1. Check your eligibility

This is basically the first step you must take in your Canadian visa application quest. Your eligibility requirements depends on the purpose of your entry to Canada.

a) If you’re interested in going to Canada to study, then you must be able to provide the following documents:

  • A valid international passport
  • Three copies of white-background passport pictures without glasses on
  • Admission letter or Statement of acceptance from the educational institution in Canada
  • Authentic tuition fee payment receipt
  • Health certificate showing that you’re healthy
  • Statement of account from your bank with an overall balance capable of taking care of all your expenses throughout your first year of study
  • A police affidavit confirming that you are free from crime and you’ve not been convicted as of the time of application

b) If you’re going to Canada for a visit or work then there is need for you to provide the following documents during application:

  • A valid international passport
  • Three copies of white-background passport pictures without glasses on
  • Statement of account from your previous place of employment
  • Employment letter from the organization inviting you in Canada
  • Your university degree result in Nigeria showing that you’re qualified for the job in Canada
  • Your CV
  • Your birth certificate
  • Health certificate showing that you are of sound health
  • A police affidavit confirming that you are free from crime and you’ve not been convicted as of the time of application

Best schools in Canada

What are the best schools to study in Canada?

Canada is an amazing country to study in. If you’re yet to apply for a school to further your education in Canada and you’re thinking of the best schools to apply for, we’ve compiled a list of some good schools in Canada for you. These schools are of high standards and offer the best courses that suit both Citizens of Canada and immigrants including Nigerians. These schools even at their high quality do not charge too much, so we rate them good both in terms of quality educational standards and affordability. Below is the list of schools and their ranges of tuition fees (for both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes) per annum as we have researched and compiled for you:

  1. Brandon University – $5000 to $8000
  2. Memorial University of Newfoundland – $6000 to $8800
  3. Saint Paul University – $5000 to $6000
  4. Athabasca University – $9000 to 10000
  5. Concordia University Edmonton – $11000 to 12000
  6. University of Manitoba – $8000 to 14000
  7. University of Saskatchewan – $4000 to $14000
  8. University of Winnipeg – $12000 to $15000
  9. MacMaster University – $14000 to $16000
  10. University of Victoria – $6000 to $16000
  11. University of Ottawa – $14000 to $16000
  12. Dalhousie University – $14000 to $16000
  13. Mount Royal University – $11000 to $12000

From the list above, you can see that some schools in Canada charge very low tuition fees, even lesser than some schools in Nigeria.


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2. Complete the visa Application Form
There are two ways to complete your application form — You can either fill it online or offline.

  • Online Application: You can fill the form online provided you have a scanner or a camera to create electronic copies of your document for uploading and a valid credit card for payment.
  • Offline Application — This option is recommended for Nigerians who prefer to apply in person instead of doing it over the internet. Firstly, you have to download the Temporary Resident Visa application forms and Instruction Guide. The instruction guide contains all the information that will help you complete your application form successfully. The completed application must include a barcode page.

3. Fill the VFS Consent Form
Download and fill the VFS consent form and attach it with your application form. This step is necessary otherwise your form will be rejected.

4. Pay for your Visa Application
Visit the Canada Visa Application Center in Lagos to pay the required visa processing fees and the biometric fees. The center is located at No 16, Billings way, Oregun Industrial area, Ikeja, Lagos.

5. Submit the Application
At the Canada Visa Application Center, You will submit your application form and other required documents. You will also be asked for your proof of payment of your visa processing and biometric fees.
Once you pay your fees, the officials will issue you some receipts. These receipts should not be tempered with. They should be cared for because they contain a unique tracking number that you will use to Monitor the status of your application online.

6. Monitor Your Application
Using the unique tracking number in your receipt, You can monitor the status of your application by entering the Unique tracking number on your receipts by entering the tracking number HERE.

7. Wait for Processing
A temporary resident visa to Canada takes about 14 days to process so you have to be patient.

8. Submit your Passport
You will get a notification from the Canadian Government requesting for your passport. Once you receive the notification you can submit the passport and that request letter at the Canadian Visa Application Center.

9. Collect your Passport
You will be notified once your passport is ready for you to pick up. You’ll be presented with pick up options so choose any one that is conducive for you.

If you follow all that we have documented for you in the above article concisely, be rest assured that you will obtain your Canadian visa without encountering any problems.

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