January 12, 2022


The number of Nigerians relocating to Canada has significantly increased in the past five years, According to Canada Immigrants, over 27,625 Nigerian immigrants resided in Canada in 2011 alone. In 2016, the number crossed 33,000. As of 2017, there were over 11,000 Nigerian students in Canada, according to Sun News Online. These numbers seem to be increasing periodically as the months go by. In 2019 about 12,600 Nigerians immigrated to Canada making Nigeria one of the largest leading sources of immigration for Canada.

For many Nigerians, immigrating to Canada presents a wealth of opportunities not available to them in their home country. Political stability, a thriving economy, and internationally recognized schools are all factors that make Canada a top destination for Nigerian immigrants. When you become a permanent resident of Canada, you can live and work anywhere in the country and benefit from access to free healthcare and social services plus enjoy an excellent quality of life filled with more amenities and job opportunities. With the right information, you can easily relocate to Canada without breaking any laws thereby opening yourself to an array of opportunities to improve your standard of living. 

Relocating to Canada as a Digital marketer

Canada is one of the top countries that provides suitable jobs for digital marketing services. The Canadian government has expressed massive support to foreigners who wish to settle and get a job. There is a major increase and need for digital marketing services in Canada as most businesses, firms, and organizations are using digital marketing services to improve the operations of their business. Although getting one requires you to be determined and have the basic skills, qualifications, requirements, and experience in digital marketing. You may ask how much would I be earning as a digital marketer in Canada? Well, the average digital marketing salary in Canada is $55,000 per year or $28.21 per hour. Entry-level positions start at $42,525 per year, while most experienced workers make up to $77,192 per year. Now let’s move on to how to relocate to Canada.

Studying at a Canadian Institution: you can study professional digital marketing courses in Canada as a Nigerian Immigrant that is longer than 8 months, which would help you qualify for a post-graduate work permit this allows you to stay in the country and work anywhere. Gaining a post-graduate work permit does not necessarily mean that you would be automatically eligible to get a permanent residency but it is a major starting point and it would support your application for permanent residence. 

Apply for a Canadian Work Permit from Nigeria: According to canadavisa.com, over 300,000 foreign workers come to Canada yearly on temporary work permits. Relocating to Canada and working as a digital marketer can be achieved if you can secure a job offer from a Canadian company. This is one of the easiest types of visa to secure, what you majorly require is an employment letter from a company in Canada. Getting an employment offer from a Canadian company while in Canada is indeed difficult but not impossible, you just need to apply for as many as possible and sell yourself to these companies. After successfully securing a job an employment contract would be sent to you then you can apply for a temporary work permit to Canada.

The Required certifications and skills for digital marketing jobs in Canada

Digital marketers applying to Canada are expected to possess the following qualifications;

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communication or advertising, or designing or business related to them.
  • Postgraduate degree or diploma or certification in marketing. (not compulsory required but gives additional benefits)
  • Marketing expertise – SEO, Google Ads, Bing Ads, Social Media Marketing, Email Marketing

We at Horeca Cloud can offer you full training in digital marketing services with the additional benefits of also working on the job thereby gaining actual job experience.