'No More N8m': Japa Gets Tougher as Canada Raises Proof of Funds for Nigerians, Details Emerge

'No More N8m': Japa Gets Tougher as Canada Raises Proof of Funds for Nigerians, Details Emerge

  • Canada appears determined to tighten regulations around international students programmes
  • Legit.ng reports that Marc Miller, Canadian minister of immigration, refugees, and citizenship, announced a significant hike in financial requirements for study permit applicants
  • Going by the latest announcement, Canada has doubled the financial criteria for prospective Nigerians and other foreign students

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Ottawa, Canada - Canadian authorities have raised the proof of funds for Nigerians and other international students from ₦8,025,000.00 ($10,000) to ₦16,050,000.0000 ($20,000).

Legit.ng reports that for close to two decades, study permit applicants for foreign students have remained at $10,000.

Many Nigerians want to ‘Japa’, and Canada is one of the most preferred destinations to seek foreign education. Photo credit: FAAN
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As reported by Vanguard newspaper on Friday, December 8, Marc Miller, Canadian minister of immigration, refugees, and citizenship, made this announcement in a statement on Thursday, December 7.

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Miller stated that the new requirement will take effect from January 1, 2024, PIE News also reported.

The statement by Canadian authorities partly reads:

“Starting January 1, 2024, the cost-of-living financial requirement for study permit applicants will be raised so that international students are financially prepared for life in Canada.
"For 2024, a single applicant will need to show they have $20,635, representing 75% of LICO, in addition to their first year of tuition and travel costs.
“This change will apply to new study permit applications received on or after January 1, 2024."

The statement added:

"This review, which takes effect from January 1, will help prevent student vulnerability and exploitation."

“Don’t migrate to Canada illegally”: FG

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the federal government of Nigeria cautioned its citizens against migrating to Canada illegally.

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The chairman/CEO, of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, (NiDCOM) Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, warned Nigerians against traveling abroad without proper documentation.

Migration to Canada: Must-have documents

Legit.ng also spotlighted six important documents for people willing to migrate to have.

When moving to Canada as a new permanent resident, one of the essential immigration requirements is proof of settlement funds.

Canada releases new policy

In another related article, Legit.ng reported that Canada unveiled a new policy that will expedite immigrants bringing family over.

Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced the new policy.

According to Fraser, family members from visa-required countries who have submitted family class permanent residency (PR) applications can apply for Temporary Resident Visas (TRV) to join their sponsor in Canada.

Source: Legit.ng

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