Canada provides updated information for Nigerians wishing to live in the country as refugees

Posted by on Nov 12, 2020, Under: News

Canada provides updated information for Nigerians wishing to live in the country as refugees

Nigerians wishing to move to Canada as refugees received an update on what to do.

The Canadian government has made it clear to Nigerians and other citizens by stating that its immigration service does not accept refugee requests directly from people.

He also said that no one can guarantee the approval of immigration applications other than the Canadian immigration authorities.

This is stated in a statement Wednesday by the Office of the Canadian High Commissioner in Nigeria.

The High Commissioner, tweeting @CanHCNigeria, said the notice is important in light of the recently received “strong interest in Canadian immigration programs.”

The statement, entitled “Message from the Government of Canada,” states: “Canadian embassies, high commissions, consulates, consulates general or honorary consulates do not accept applications for refugee status directly from individuals.

“Canada is working with the UN Refugee Agency, other designated referral organizations and private sponsors to identify people in need of resettlement outside their home country.

“You cannot apply for resettlement directly. You must be referred to Canada by a designated referral organization or private sponsor.

“No one can guarantee that your immigration application will be expedited or approved. Only a Canadian immigration officer can decide if you can come to Canada.

“All information required to apply to visit Canada or immigrate to Canada is available free of charge on the official website of the Government of Canada.”

According to a Punch report, the Canadian government has said it intends to welcome 1.2 million immigrants from 2021 to 2023 to fill the deficit caused by this year’s pandemic.

Canada, the main destination for Nigerians, is expected to fly 341,000 skilled workers, Canadian family members and refugees this year, aside from the pandemic.