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Diaspora Updated: July 17, 2023

Ten Best Jobs For Nigerians Planning To Relocate To Canada, Other Countries

By Rasheed Olajide Awoniyi
July 17, 2023
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The Japa Syndrome is real and Nigerians especially the youths are not wasting time in moving out of the country for a greener pasture. 

Nigerians are hardworking and quite dedicated to their careers, however, it is sad that Nigeria itself isn't giving citizens, especially the youth the opportunity to thrive. 

This has caused a surge in the amount of Nigerians moving out of the country. 

Nigerians moving out of the country usually have a destination in mind, which is commonly Canada, Australia, the UK etc. 

Canada in 2023 began with a bang, with 5,550 ITAs given in January alone, and what better reason to move to a country than to develop a career and a good level of living?

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Still using Canada as an example, it is critical to cross-check the National Occupation Classification (NOC) list to identify what skill set and job experience have any scope in the country. 

This will give you a general notion of which provinces you have a better chance of succeeding in. 

In Canada, there are two immigration programmes: the Canada Express Entry Programme and the Provincial Nominee Programme (PNP), both of which can help jumpstart your immigration process.

To determine whether your chances are good as a Nigerian seeking to leave the country, you should look at the jobs in demand abroad for immigrants. 

Then, based on your qualifications, choose the appropriate career. 

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With the expansion of the European industry, the demand for trained and skilled personnel is skyrocketing.    

Hence, this listicle explores ten of the best jobs for Nigerians planning to Relocate to Canada and other countries.


1. Sales Representatives

This is one of the most in-demand careers in Canada and around the world. 

It is the best career for you if you are good at talking and encouraging others to buy your product. 

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A good sales representative can make a significant difference in the success of a company. 

They are in high demand in Canada, where there are over 8,500 openings for Sales Representative employment in banks. 

The pay scale in this profession is also attractive, ranging from $CAD 52,000 to 64,000 $CAD. 

 

2. Engineering Project Manager

The manufacturing sector in Canada is expanding, particularly in Ontario and Saskatchewan. 

This is one of the highest-paying occupations in Canada for immigrants since the prospects for a recognised Engineering Project Manager are rewarded with promotions and income increases. 

There are both government and private initiatives where the candidate might try his or her luck and earn anywhere from 74,000 $CAD and 92,000 $CAD.

 

3. Accountants

This is the second most in-demand career in Canada for immigrants. 

Every firm keeps records and books, and if you are skilled at bookkeeping, you might be a valuable asset. 

Furthermore, this job profile is thought to be more stable than other jobs in Canada, with a high pay scale ranging from 63,000 $CAD to 75, 000 $CAD. 

This job type has two NOC categories: 10010 for Financial Managers and 11100 for Financial Auditors and Accountants.

 

4. Information Technology Project Manager

The majority of industries nowadays are technology oriented. As a result, if you are aware of the most recent technological advancements and can create in the field, this is the perfect field for you. 

There are 1,989 job vacancies in the bank in Canada for this helpful vocation, with pay ranging from roughly 90,000 $CAD to 1,14, 000 $CAD.

 

5. Nurses

Canada places a high value on caring for the elderly and has social welfare programmes in place to assist the senior population. 

As a result of the numerous prospects for employment in the medical sector, the need for nurses has increased significantly. 

For work options, the average hourly wage is roughly 36 $CAD. If you work in the same field, there is a fantastic chance for you. 

There are numerous job opportunities available in this field, with competitive pay.

Compensation- 41.09 $CAD per hour

Employment opportunities- 139,700


6. Administrative Assistant

They are clerical experts who also handle accounting and bookkeeping. 

According to the present work market, such specialists are in high demand in Canada and other areas of Europe, and they may be integrated into any form of company. 

A good administrative assistant earns an average of $CAD 45,927. 

 

6. Software Engineers and Designers

To develop a good communication model and develop technological architecture, there is an evergreen demand for software engineers just in Canada but in other abroad countries as well. 

Compensation- 4,327 $CAD

Employment opportunities- 18,600

 

7. Truck Drivers

Canada is a vast country with magnificent long roads and an efficient transportation infrastructure. Without a doubt, truck drivers are constantly in high demand, especially in the province of British Columbia, where drivers are trained.

Compensation- 31 $CAD

Employment opportunities- 1,35,900


8. Pharmacist

Apart from being a very sort after profession in Canada, it is also a licensed professional that requires recommendations and verifications.

Compensation- 4,687 $CAD
Employment opportunities- 11,300

 

9. Human Resources Manager

These specialists are in charge of finding the ideal personnel for a specific job, taking into account the company's needs as well as the credentials. Their job is analytical and strategic. 

HR specialists are in high demand in the fields of technology, engineering, and hospitality abroad, especially in Canada. 

A Human Resources Manager's average salary is $CAD 89,034. 


10. Electrician

Since there is a shortage of qualified electricians, this is a popular field. Canada knows how to pay for an electric repair well.

Compensation- 3,350 $CAD
Employment opportunities- 12,500

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Rasheed Olajide Awoniyi

Rasheed is a Prolific Content Writer who also has a niche in all Genres of Literature, Academic Pape...

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