Nigerian Construction Worker in Canada Sets His Eyes on G-Wagon as He Gets Ready for Work

Nigerian Construction Worker in Canada Sets His Eyes on G-Wagon as He Gets Ready for Work

  • A Nigerian man who started as a construction worker in Canada went viral on TikTok
  • The video showed the man’s enthusiasm as he put on his work clothes, ready to start his day
  • He said he was working hard and wished for a better future with his dream car, a G-wagon

A Nigerian man who had a job as a construction worker in Canada became an internet sensation on TikTok.

The video captured the man’s joy and excitement as he dressed up in his work uniform, ready to face another day of hard work.

Photo of young man
He gets ready for work. Photo credit: Getty Image. Note: For illustration purposes only. Depicted person has no relationship with the event described in the material.
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As it was shared by @tehlexyougest on TikTok, he expressed his gratitude for the opportunity and his hope for a brighter future with his dream car, a luxurious G-wagon.

Watch the video below:

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Economic condition of Nigerians in Canada

According to the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), 10,180 Nigerians were admitted to Canada as permanent residents in the first half of 2023, a marginal increase of 0.74 percent from the same period of 2022.

The most recent data from BusinessDay shows that Nigerian immigrants had a lower median income ($24,700) than the total immigrant population ($27,100) and the Canadian-born population ($32,900). However, they also had a higher proportion of university graduates (38.4%) than the total immigrant population (26.8%) and the Canadian-born population (24.4%).

Nigerian immigrants were more likely to work in occupations related to natural and applied sciences (18.7%), business, finance and administration (17.9%), and health (13.7%) than the total immigrant population (12.9%, 15.9%, and 11.4%, respectively) and the Canadian-born population (9.8%, 16.8%, and 6.9%, respectively).

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Lady shares how sister bagged construction job In Canada

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that in a recent video on TikTok, a young lady expressed her frustration with misleading information being shared on the platform.

The young lady identified as @coleen_vee on TikTok specifically addressed a claim that construction work in Canada pays a maximum of $15 per hour.

Drawing from a relative's personal experience, she shared that her sister had worked in the construction industry and was actually paid $21 per hour, well above the purpoted minimum wage.

Source: Legit.ng

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Basit Jamiu (Editor) Basit Jamiu is an award-winning journalist and a human interest editor with more than 5 years of experience in the media (Ikeja Bird, Prime Progress, The Movee). He started his journalism career after graduating from Ekiti State University in 2018. He is a 2023 MTN Media Fellow, OCRP Fellow at ICIR, and Accountability Fellow at CJID. He also has professional certificates in Information Management, Technical Writing, Digital Marketing from Google. He can be reached via basit.jamiu@corp.legit.ng.