Study, Work or Migrate to Canada without IELTS – It is not news that Canada is one of the topmost googled countries to study, work or migrate to. For you to be here, you are probably trying to garner more information to aid your “japa” plans. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered; relocating to Canada is definitely not as difficult as you were made to believe.
For those still wondering whether or not Canada is right for them, we will start by giving you four reasons why Canada should be top on the list of your “japa” plans.
1. Canada is one of the safest countries in the world: If you are one that is concerned about your safety and that of your family or friends, then Canada is your number one choice
2. Employment: Employment opportunities are available in every sector. 73% of 15-64-year-olds in Canada have paid jobs. Also, Canadian graduates can easily explore Federal options for permanent residency.
3. High-Quality Education: Canada is easily one of the top study destinations in the world with schools comparable to the USA, Australia, Germany, and the UK. 96% of students recommend Canada as a study destination.
4. Excellent Healthcare systems: Canada remains a top choice for most immigrants because of its affordable and excellent healthcare systems
Now that we have successfully convinced you, let’s delve into the matter
How do I Relocate to Canada without IELTS?
The answer to this question lies in two options. The first is the Study/Education Route and the second is the Work Experience route.
Let’s explore these options:
The Study/Education Route
It is much easier to obtain the Canada PR if you already live in the country. Studying in Canada affords you the opportunity to gain this much-needed experience. That is why the route has become very sought after
To relocate to Canada via the study path, you should consider these steps;
1. Have a Strong Conviction:
Relocating to any country would cost you both time and money. Canada is no different. Therefore, you need to be thoroughly convinced and sold out to your dream. Research all you need to and put in all the work relentlessly. This is a sign; your efforts would pay off.
2. Apply for your International Passport
For you to be here, you must have made up your mind to relocate and are confident that your efforts would pay off. Now, you should apply for your international passport. Thankfully, the process has been simplified by the Nigerian Government as applications can now be made online. Visit the home of the Nigerian immigration portal here to get started.
Your passport should be ready after three (3) weeks.
3. Get your Educational documents ready
You would have to apply to your school for your transcripts and other documents. To get an IELTS waiver, you should be sure to get an English Proficiency Letter from your University. As Nigerians, you are eligible for the waiver.
Your SSCE certificate is always important for this process. Be sure to get that too.
4. You will need a Motivation Letter
Also known as the statement of purpose, Canadian universities and Colleges often request a statement of purpose. This helps to give the admission committee brief insight into your life and abilities and could also help them make a decision on why you are the best fit for the program.
You should also put your future academic projections and research interests in your motivation letter
5. Prepare your CV
Yes, we know it’s a study route but your CV should also be well written and ready for your applications
6. Research Scholarships and Apply
There are quite a number of fully funded or partially funded scholarships available for international students. Devote your time to search for these scholarships, know and meet their requirements and then make your applications.
We wish you luck!
7. Apply for Study Permit
At this point, you are almost there!
The Study permit is a mandatory document for all international students. Every student coming into Canada must apply for and receive his/her visa.
Having completed these earlier steps, you should visit the Canadian Immigration website to apply for your study permit. Click Here To Apply for Study Permit
8. Apply for your Work Permit
After successfully meeting all the necessary requirements for your academic course, you should apply for a work permit. It has been recommended to apply for a work permit within 180 days of receiving your confirmation from your university or college. Click Here To Apply for Work Permit
As an international student with a valid work permit, your spouse can also apply for a work permit and could work full time while you study full time.
And that is one way to relocate without all the drama. We told you that you could do it. Let’s explore the other option, the work experience route
Relocating via the Work Experience Route
This is another way of relocating to Canada without proof of funds, low or no IELTS score, or Family members in Canada.
Here, all you have to do is get a job in Canada while you are still in your home country. The Canadian company then takes up the responsibility of applying and getting your work permit.
You can apply for jobs on Indeed, Glassdoor, LinkedIn, etc. The world is a global village and now even interviews can be held via zoom. Just be sure to professionally draft your CV and ace your Interview.
There you have it, you are well on your way to a fulfilling life in Canada.