5 Things You Should Know Before Relocating to Canada

​​Yemi Alabi| ​May 3, 20​20 | 5 mins read

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One of my friends who relocated to Canada recently shared some lessons with me about his relocation and I thought I should share them.

Enjoy it


1. Using Immigration Lawyers and Travel Agents Are Not Necessary:

When I made a decision to relocate, I came across several immigration experts charging as much as $15,000 to help you through the process.

I didn't use them mainly because I didn't have the money.

So, I had to do it myself and it worked

Later on, I found out that many people who paid those experts ended up wasting their money.

With a little guidance, you too can apply yourself and save a lot


 2. Open a Separate Bank Account for This Project:

I like taking the things I want to achieve as projects and relocating to a new country isn’t a small project.

One of the things I did when I made up my mind to relocate was to open a separate bank account with no ATM card.

I didn't have any rich uncle to help me.

So, I cut down on a lot of things and I started putting funds into the account for the project.

If you are like me, do this too.

It will help


3. Prepare for IELTS

Many people spend at least 24 months before they finally relocate because they have to write the IELTS exam twice

And that is because they didn't prepare for it the first time.

They think "it is just English"

If you want to relocate to Canada asap, you will need to get a good enough score

 4. Prepare for at least 6 months ahead:

When you finally get to Canada, you will need some time to get used to the system, get a job, a house etc and settle down.

Depending on you, this could be within 3 - 6 months.

Just make sure you prepare for it.

5. Acquire extra skills like plumbing, fixing electrical issues, how to change car oil and how to generally fix things around the house.

Even though these services are cheap in Nigeria, you will be paying a lot of money to get them in Canada. By learning how to do them, you will be saving a lot of money.

Or even use it to get some change.

I hope you have gained something from this my short write-up


PS: There is a new immigration program recently introduced by the Canadian government.

This  Canada relocation program that allows you to become a permanent Canadian resident even if you do not have a degree

  • Does not require high IELTS score (5.0 is okay)
  • You get a job Almost Immediately
  • No previous work experience required
  • Not based on points (like Express Entry)
  • Age does not matter
  • Only 1 year post-secondary education required
  • No proof of funds is Required

Mr Daniel Ola (a Nigerian immigration expert based in Canada) created a short video to explain how this new program works and how one can apply.

If you are interested, click the button below

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