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Canadian Embassy gives new update on demanding one million immigrants from Nigeria

The High Commission of Canada to Nigeria has finally reacted to reports that it asked the Nigerian government to release one million Nigerians for the Canadian government to fill six million job vacancies.

“The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, has pleaded with Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari, to allow one million Nigerians enter Canada under a new Employment and Migration Programme designed for immigrants,” the report noted.

“According to Trudeau, immigrants from Nigeria have been a strong force in Canada’s growth in all sectors of its economy.

“We can’t undermine or overlook the contribution of immigrants in Canada’s development especially our brothers and sisters from Nigeria.”

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The report quoted a spokesperson for the Canadian Labour Department, Shadrack Scott as saying that, “The programme’s website will be launched next week and all available jobs will be listed. Currently, there are over 6 million vacancies and we are hoping that Buhari allows at least one million people from Nigeria.”

However, the tweet warned that “If you see a story online about moving to Canada that seems too good to be true – shine your eyes well-well.”

It added “If you’ve seen this link on your social media timeline, don’t fall for it. This story is not true.

“For REAL information about travelling to Canada, go to”

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According to the Commission, “Over 4,200 Nigerians were approved for permanent residency in Canada in 2017, which is almost double the number from the year prior.

“Nigerians in Canada make important contributions to both countries.”


Tireni Adebayo

Tireni Adebayo is the Editor of Kemi Filani News. She has BSC in Mass Communication from the Redeemer's University and M.A in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos (2014 - 2015) where she majored in Public Relations and Advertising and Digital Media.  When she is not writing, she is either listening to music or reading her favorite books. Tel: +2348000000901 Address: Herbert Macaulay, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria Email: [email protected]

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