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    Nigerian? Planning to move to Canada? Temp or permanently?

    Here are 8 Canadian cities, the most in-demand jobs they are known for & the population of Nigerians in said cities.

    Perhaps, it can serve as a decision maker for you or anyone you know.

    1. Toronto, Ontario

    Most in-demand jobs: A Tech hub. (If you are into IT and certain professional occupation this is the place for you.)

    Average city pay: $23.21/hr to $51.24 for 7.5 hours a day

    Population of Nigerians: Approx. 18,855

    Employment rate: 62.6 per cent

    If you are the type that loves the Lagos city life, Toronto is the place for you. I mean, if you love jaiye jaiye kind of flex, this is the place to stop.

    2. Vancouver, British Columbia

    Most in-demand jobs: Geo-technical Engineer, Accountant, E. Engineer

    Average city pay: $26.58/hour for 7.5 hours a day

    Population of Nigerians: Approx. 1,605

    Employment rate: 62.3%

    If you love sea food, say no more, this is your city.

    3. Edmonton, Alberta

    Most in-demand jobs: Administrative Assistant, Legal Assistant, & Operations Manager
    Average city pay: $20.63/hr - $52.52/hr for 7.5 hours a day

    Employment rate: 69.8 per cent

    Population of Nigerians: Approx. 3,350

    Edmonton is Canada’s festival city, so if you are always in the festive mood and you love Ogun, New Yam or Argungu festival but want to try something different, this is your city. So, come and festive your life away.

    4. Winnipeg, Manitoba

    Most in-demand jobs: Ranges from Support Clerk, Admin Staff, Customer Service Reps.
    Average city pay: $13.47/hr - $33.12 for 7.5 hours a day

    Employment rate: 60.3 per cent

    Population of Nigerians: Approx. 3,435

    Winnipeg has the world's longest skating rink, so if you are the adventurous type who grew up rolling tyre on the streets but would like to try something different like skating, this is your place. But don't buy skating shoes from Aba though, else you are on your own.

    5. Guelph, Ontario

    Most in-demand jobs: Factory jobs and Administrative Clerk.

    Average pay: $14.16/hr – 44.49/hr for 7.5 hours a day

    Employment rate: 72 per cent

    Population of Nigerians: Approx. 170

    If you like Ibadan in comparison to Lagos, this is your city.

    Calm and relaxed area. No rush rush.

    Not a lot of tourist/attraction centers but it’s the home to University of Guelph.

    6. Quebec City, Quebec

    Most in-demand jobs: Specialized Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Clinician
    Average pay: $19 /hr - $32.3/hr for 7.5 hours a day

    Employment rate: 66.3 per cent

    Population of Nigerians: Approx. 2,820

    If you love the European feel and you speak French, this is your city. When I visited, I did not want to leave. Very beautiful too.

    7. Regina, Saskatchewan

    Most in-demand jobs: Caretaker, Building Engineer, Some factory jobs

    Average city pay: $16.84/hour - $48.56/hr for 7.5 hours a day
    Employment rate 69.8 per cent

    Population of Nigerians: Approx. 955

    Regina is home to Wascana Lake. So, if you love surfing this is the place for you. I visited once with my wife and we both loved it. Like Guelph, it is also a calm and quiet city.

    8. Ottawa, Ontario

    Most in-demand jobs: Another Tech hub.

    Average City pay: $ 14/hr - $34/hr for 7.5 hours a day
    Employment rate 69.8 per cent

    Population of Nigerians: Approx. 2020

    This is Canada’s capital. Houses many of the headquarters. Also home to the Nigerian High commission. Whenever, your green passport expires, this is where you’d be heading to.

    Different jobs are spread across cities in Canada and the good thing is, you don't have to live in one particular city to be okay. However, let's remember that no place like home. So when we gain all the knowledge and experience we should use it to make ours a better place 👋🏿.

    Updated on 9:17-am December 21,2019


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