Canada visa requirements for Nigerians

Travel and visa requirements

Basic Travel Requirements for Nigerians visiting Canada

Travelers are required to fulfill the following requirements in order to apply for a Canadian Visa.


  • Original passport [current and previous if applicable]. The passport will need to be valid for at least six months beyond your date of return and have at least two blank pages.
  • Two coloured photographs that meet the general visa photo requirements.
  • Financial statements (three months’ bank statements, payslips, proof of investments etc.)
  • Employment proof and payslips.
  • Income tax returns.
  • Hotel bookings or accommodation covering the whole duration of the intended stay.
  • Flight reservation of return or round ticket.
  • NOC for government employees.
  • Retirement letter and pension-related documents.
  • Marriage certificate, if married.

Canada Visa for Nigerians

Facts about Canada


Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. It stretches from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west; to the north lies the Arctic Ocean. It also covers  9.98 million square kilometers (3.85 million square mile area making it the second-largest country by total area. Ottawa is Canada's capital city while its largest metropolitan cities are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. Canada is a parliamentary and constitutional democracy, the Elizabeth ll serves as its queen while a prime minister is the chair of the Cabinet and head of government.  


The Canadian economy is the tenth-largest in the world. It has a mixed economy system.  Canada is a net exporter of energy having  13th percent of the global oil reserve which makes it the third-largest share after Saudi Arabia and Venezuela. 

Types of Canada Visa


Types of Visa Processing Time Duration of Stay
Visitor Visa 2 - 20 weeks 6 months
Business visa 2 - 20 weeks 6 months
Work visa 2 - 20 weeks 6 - 12 months
Student visa 2 - 20 weeks Variable

General Requirements for Canada Visa


  • Original passport [current and previous if applicable]. The passport will need to be valid for at least six months beyond your date of return and have at least two blank pages.
  • Two coloured photographs that meet the general visa photo requirements.
  • Financial statements (three months’ bank statements, payslips, proof of investments etc.)
  • Employment proof and payslips.
  • Income tax returns.
  • Hotel bookings or accommodation covering the whole duration of the intended stay.
  • Flight reservation of return or round ticket.
  • NOC for government employees.
  • Retirement letter and pension-related documents.
  • Marriage certificate, if married.

Canada Visa Fees


Visa Type

Sub Types

Visa Fees

Visitor Visa

150.00 (USD)

Business visa

150.00 (USD)

Work visa

150.00 (USD)

Student visa

150.00 (USD)

Canada Visa Application Centres & Embassies in Nigeria


Location

Address

Abuja

Address: 4 Anifowoshe Street, Victoria Island, Lagos - Nigeria

Website: www.canadainternational.gc.ca/nigeria/

Email: lagos@international.gc.ca

Tel: (+234) (1) 271-5650

Frequently Asked Questions


Do I need a work permit to work in Canada?
In almost all cases, individuals with a job offer from a Canadian employer must secure a Temporary Work Permit to perform work in Canada.

How long can I stay in Canada as a tourist?
A border services officer at the port of entry in Canada will determine how long you can stay in Canada. Most visitors are allowed a six-month stay from the day they entered Canada. If the officer authorizes a stay of less than six months, they will indicate in your passport the date by which you must leave Canada.

Are there many Nigerians in Canada?
In 2016, some 51,800 Canada residents identified as Nigerians, with over half of them living in Ontario.

How harsh is the weather in Canada?
Eastern Canada, including Toronto and Montreal, has a short, fierce winter, displaying sub-zero temps around -20°C (-4°F) throughout December to February. At least one or two snowfalls of eight inches or more will likely hit in January and February.

What is Canada most known for?
Maple syrup is most definitely something Canada is famous for, with around 80 per cent of the world's maple syrup produced in Canada. Quebec is by far the largest producer thanks to its abundance of maple trees.

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