Follow the basic steps below to successfully relocate to Canada via the Study route.
Step 1. Be Serious and believe in the Relocation process
To start with, you might not recover from the experience of Canada as compared to what you have in your country.
That is why you need to believe in the process and pursue it.
Step 2. Apply for International Passport
Since you’ve already decided that you are relocating you need to apply for an International passport fast to get is early.
In Nigeria, after been captured, you can expect to get it at the exact collection date, 1 month after, or even 2 months’ time (depending on the immigration office). So, I recommend you apply for it before other steps.
For the 36 page passport, (as of January 2021) you will pay N25,000 online or N26,000 – offline. Do confirm the latest price from the Immigration office.
Step 3. Get Educational Documents
Find schools that suit your educational qualifications, then get related documents ready. Firstly, get an IELTS waiver from your intended school. Alternatively, communicate with the Canadian school that you were taught in English.
For Nigerians, you are qualified for an IELTS waiver. But for our other African brothers whose official language is not English, unfortunately, you will need to write the IELTS exams. Going on, you will need to get your official degree certificate (SSCE, OND, BSC, or whatever it is), and your educational transcript.
Step 4. Check out for a list of Scholarships & Apply
Knowing your educational qualifications, check out the Canadian Universities and colleges that offer scholarships and apply. For Second Class Lower Degrees, Third class and Pass Students, you only apply to Colleges, while those with 2nd class upper and first-class apply for Universities. Be it as it may, you can always find out from the particular university if you can apply as a second-class lower graduate.
Step 5. Write your Motivational Letter
Motivational letter is also k own as Statement of Purpose; you must draft out why you want to study in the prospective Canadian school.
Statement of Purpose provides the admissions committee with information that allows them to know who you are; what you want to study at graduate school and why. Going further, you will state your academic plans or research interests in your chosen area of study, and your future career goals.
Step 6. Prepare your CV for Studies
Like your Statement of purpose, this should be written carefully and professionally. With your CV, a complete profile of your academic achievements, publications, and scholarly interests, as well as skills developed through academic degrees and related teaching or research experience are captured (if any).
Step 7. Apply for Study Permit
A student visa allows (you) a foreign student to enter Canada as a student. It is a mandatory immigration document for all those who want to study in Canada i.e. international students. With other steps done, you go on to apply for a Study permit at the Canadian Immigration website.
Step 8. Apply for Work Permit
Applying for Work Permit is for those who will continually study full-time for the entirety of their program. The big question is, when do you apply for a Work Permit?
Recommended time frame – you must apply for a work permit within 180 days of receiving written confirmation from a Canadian school indicating that you have met the requirements for completion of your academic program. The above are the core steps to successfully apply and relocate to Canada even without IELTS or TOEFL exams. Other steps might be to apply for Spousal Work Permit. As an international student studying a full-time course with a valid study permit, your spouse would be able to apply for the open work permit. The Spousal Work Permit empowers your spouse or partner to work full time on or off-campus while you study.
The Uniqueness of Canadian Immigration
It might interest you to know that Canada has been a land of immigrants since the first European colonizers of the 16th century, a trend that continues today. As we speak, the annual immigration in Canada amounts to around 300,000 new immigrants – one of the highest rates per population of any country in the world.
Are you ready to get started with your Canadian immigration?
If yes, go on to get started.
Goodluck to you!!!