Bank Statement, Health Insurance: Documents You Need to Apply for Canadian Work Visa As a Nigerian

Bank Statement, Health Insurance: Documents You Need to Apply for Canadian Work Visa As a Nigerian

  • Living and working in Canada legally is a dream for many Nigerians who want better opportunities for themselves
  • Getting a work visa requires some documents a foreigner should have before moving forward with the application
  • Proof of money, CV, and police papers are some of the documents that should be presented when an interviewer asks

Living the Canadian dream has in recent times become the goal of young Nigerians looking for places with better opportunities.

There have been reports about young people who made it in life after a few years of relocating abroad. A man even once abandoned his job with the Central Bank of Nigeria to live the Canadian dream.

Applying for work visa in Canada/going to Canada as a Nigerian.
Your bank statement must not be more than a week old. Photo source: Noel Hendrickson, LWA
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While Canada could be a place of better opportunities, not many know the things they need to apply for a visa. In this report, will be looking at a summary guide as set out by the Government of Canada on how to apply for a work visa.

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1. Proof of financial support

The Canadian government revealed that you will need to have your bank statement on hand, as it would be asked for when you come to Canada.

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Also, this statement must not be more than one week old before your arrival in Canada. You must have a total of C$2,500 (N791,090). This money is to ensure that you can feed yourself for three months in Canada without a salary.

Should you come to Canada with C$10,000 (N3,164,361.14) or more without declaring it, you could be fined.

2. Medical examinations

Before you apply for a work permit, you must have submitted yourself for a medical examination if you have travelled to some marked countries within six months.

3. Health insurance

While you do not need to have your health insurance before applying for a work visa, purchasing one that would cover your entire stay in Canada before you arrive in the country is important.

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4. Police certificates

You need to get this before leaving Nigeria. When your visa is being processed, an officer could ask for this.

5. Your CV

On the CV, the Canadian government said you must include the following:

  • Education
  • Qualifications and
  • Work experience (main duties for each job).

6. Your certificate

Should your job offer be classified under skill level C, you will need to submit a diploma, or degree certificate

7. Fees

While the money to be paid are relative, every participant of the International Experience Canada program will pay C$156 (N49,334.86).

More things on applying for Canadian work visa

This is not a holistic list of the needed documents to have and the steps to take, as there are more depending on an immigrant's status. You could seek your travel advisor or a very detailed guideline here.

Nigerian lady in Canada makes over N200k daily

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that a Nigerian lady with the handle @itzsimzi went on TikTok to show how her skill as a hairdresser making braids is giving her money in Ottawa, Canada.

In a short video she uploaded on TikTok, the lady said that in a day, she made around $600 (N255,450).

Seconds into the clip, she revealed she got $200 (N85,150) plus $50 (N21,287.50) tip braiding someone's hair.


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