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Are you planning to visit the Canadian Embassy in Nigeria for the purpose of obtaining information on visa for studies, tourism, visiting or business activities, we’re here to provide information on how to locate and transact business with the Canadian Embassy in Nigeria.

The Canadian mission in Nigeria is known as high commission, due to its colonial attachment to United Kingdom.

Canadian High Commission is located in Abuja, a Deputy High Commission in Lagos.





  • 13010G, Palm Close,
    Diplomatic Drive,
    Central Business District ,
    Post office number : P.O. Box5144
    Phone number +234 -9 461- 2900
    Fax: + 234 9 4612901

Opening hours in Abuja: Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p. m.



  • Deputy High Commission of Canada Lagos
    No 4 Anifowoshe Street
    Victoria Island
    P. O. Box54506
    Phone number: +234 1 271 5650
    Fax: +234 1 271 5651
    Opening hours: Monday – Thursday 7:30a.m. to 4:00 p.m
    Friday 7:30 a.m. to 1: 00 p.m.


The High commission of Canada in Abuja provides various Diplomatic services and take care of interest of Canadian citizens residing in Nigeria, also maintain and promote the bilateral relationship between Nigeria and Canada. It also serves as the official representative of Canada in two other smaller countries of Equatorial Guinea and Sao Tome and Principle.


The Consular section both in Abuja and Lagos provides various services on immigration and visa matters, such as Different types of visas available, Eligibility and Exemption.

HOW to apply for visiting and student visas, How to immigrate to Canada. If an applicant is qualified to apply and if he’s not inadmissible. The High commission of Canada also provides information on how to prepare for life in Canada, when to use and agent and how the applicant can safeguard himself against fraud. Provide information on how to apply for permanent resident in Canada.


Canada is a preferred destination for many travellers in recent years, millions of people visited Canada each year for variety of reasons, such Tourism, visiting family and friends, vacation, relocation, studies or for business or investment opportunities.


Regardless of your motive or reasons for choosing Canada you need a visa to achieve your goals. In making decisions to travel to Canada, the best thing to do first is to embark on a comprehensive research and information about the place, their system, their weather, the financial implications and why you intend to visit Canada.


Secondly, it is better to bear in mind that the Canadian visa process is comprehensive and long in processing therefore, you must commence your preparations far ahead of your travel to allows for faultless documents and information presentation.


Furthermore if you’re going for studies, let your sponsor aware of the fact that the statement of account you’re attaching with your application to the embassy must have a reasonable account balance, (not just a turnover) realistically about seven millions naira after the payment of your school fees may be acceptable. Importantly, the least balance of 7m must be constant in the account until you arrived Canada.


Having reasonable and stable source of finance carry a huge impact in scoring you and deciding your visa fate.

Please sound the note of warning to your sponsor not to withdraw the fund indicated in the statement of account submitted beyond the minimum balance below at least  seven milion naira after the presentation of your application to the embassy.


Yourself or your parents are the best sponsor, however a guardian or any other person familiar to your should be acceptable.


Payment of the visa application fee and other charges at the Visa Application Centre are compulsory, ask questions and be sure the appropriate changes are paid.


Your family tie to your country and ability and provision of reasons for returning to your country carry a lot of points therefore take it seriously. Do not under no circumstances you present information or documents that are not verifiable.


Due to the comprehensive nature of the Canadian visa application processing, the use of an agent may be inevitable, however make sure you and your agents are in constant touch and all documents and information required must be to your knowledge and inputs.

You must be there to do the biometric and the application submission personally, it is a grave errors to leave the whole processing to Mr know it all.


Also do not use an unseen agent, such as those on Internets or based abroad. Most of them are fake. Some of them collected money without the authorisation of the school, their networks are perfect that it may be difficult to detect fraudulent practices until when it is too late.

When making your decision bear in mind that you’re applying for visa of a country that is the most sought after in the world, therefore the competition must definitely be very high, be frank, be genuine, submit your papers but don’t be hundred percent sure of visa issuance.



Do not start the process without checking your eligibility. These are basic conditions to be met before labouring yourself further:

1. Do you have criminal records.
2. You must have an international passport with reasonable months of validity, taking into consideration the long process ahead.
3. You must be of sound health. If possible do a medical checkup, it is not out-of-place.
4. Evidence of financial capabilities to take care of you throughout your stay in Canada, in other not to be a public charge.
5. Present a strong proof about your ties to your country such letter of introduction from your employer or parents, landed property or other valuable assets that will encourage you to return to your country after your stay in Canada. Presentation of documents to support your claim is the best proof.
6. Be able to submit all the requirements at the Canadian Visa Application Centre.

After securing your visa, please let your home country be the best place of your heart, never discarded it , have it in mind you’re coming back. Do not make mistakes of selling your landed or priced properties just to travel to strangely country. Some people have done the and now leaving to regret it.




Manor Hall,
Plot 110, Admiral Ayinla Way,
Opposite Treasure Garden Estate,
Third Roundabout,
Lekki Phase 1.


Canadian Visa Application Centre,
Plot 1161,Memorial Drive,
2nd Floor,
Central Business District,



All these vital information can be found on the High Commission of Canada in Nigeria website

WHY CANADA!  Many  Nigerians students and highly qualified professionals are relocating to Canada nowadays due to friendly atmosphere and various opportunities existing in Canada, such as high quality institutions of advanced learning and research, ability to stay after studies and importantly no language barrier. A visit to the Embassy of Canada in Nigeria will educate you more  about general  life in a beautiful country called Canada


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Updated: April 17, 2018 — 2:58 pm


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  1. Hello sir
    My names are Arinze Sydney, I am from Nigeria and I base in lagos.
    I want to migrate to Canada and study while I work so that I can be able to learn and contribute to the betterment of the world.
    Right now I don’t have enough money to sponsor and work on the Canada immigration process.
    Nigerian government is not helping their citizens and their youths are wasting.
    Sir please help me sponsor and work on the Canada immigration process and I will be grateful if you assist me.
    My main priority is to help the less privilege and contribute to the betterment of the world.
    Please whoever that will read the message should help me forward the message to the Canada government official.
    Thank you sir for your understanding.

    1. Please take your case to your local government office or your state government. Better still, approach the senator representing you at the national level and present your case. It’s their duty to do something. Best of luck.

  2. Hello O. R.Salahudeen,
    Greetings to your Honor Sir. I am Nwaiwu Lucky. I reside in Lagos State here with my family of four. I and my wife are full time University graduates but no Job for us.
    However, we have sat for IELTS exam and the following is the result: speaking 7.0, listening 8.0, reading 7.0 and writing 6.0. Total band score is 7.0. Please sir, we are in need of your help. I know we have government officials representing us in all levels, going to them proved abortive. We need to live and work in Canada, please sir. Your personal assistance is highly needed in this our case. We have no where to go, please sir.
    Thanks in anticipation of your assistance.

  3. sir, please there was a scholarship programme coordinated by canadian embassy in Nigeria to work and study in queen university canada which started in january and the first set travelled in february, 2018, please alot of people are beginning to pay 9,000 naira EACH as form fees through one Mr Ahmed Mustapha, a staff of this commission in ABUJA, PLEASE we want to know is there any second batch programm at all because we were told it comes up once in five year or is real. thanks
    Asaolu Kehinde

    1. We don’t know anything about the scholarship programme you mentioned. If we find out, we shall let you know. Thanks for the information

  4. Hello sir, my name is Timothy O., Sir is it true about what people are posting that Work Permit Visa in Canada is out & is free?

    1. O. R. Salahudeen

      I do not have the knowledge of what you are talking about please

  5. gd day. my name is chiazo. my children have dual citizenship(another country with nigeria) their passports containing canada visa are less than 6 months valid.(to expire november 2018) i want to know if they can travel this august on holidays to canada with those passports alongside their nigerian passports which are still much valid or must their passports containing the visa be renewed? thank you.

  6. Good day Sir,
    My name is Queen and am a travel consultant managing a travel agency called Queenztour Int’l Travels and tour. Sir i have a client that needs a Canadian visa, he’s an Engineer by profession,he needs a visa and a work permit to relocate to Canada,pls sir, how do i go about getting a visa for him and what are the basic requirements?
    thanks in anticipation

    1. Please read writeup on ‘how to live and work in Canada (for Nigeria). You can process the visa on your own. However if you need an agent we may recommend one for you.
      Please note we don’t run an agency.

      1. Chinonyerem Hyacinth

        Good morning sir, Please Sir, I would love you to help me with the Agency contact that can help me and my friends get a Canadian Visa for Tourism and Working Permit.

        We shall be very grateful to you sir.

        Am CHINO:

        That’s my email sir. Do us this Sir.

        God bless u richly in Jesus Name.

        1. Sorry we do not usually recommend agents, especially now when Canadian visa is turning to be a gambling or lottery. No matter what applicant presented, it’s highly frustrating.
          However I will send an agent’s email to you after I seek his permission. You may try him.

  7. Am a Nigeria base in GAMBIA,I married to a Canadian lady in 2013,here in the wife filled all the document required and send it to me to go and submit near by,i submit in DAKAR,actually i was interview and the lady that interview me refuse me without torch my passport.NO my wife took a lawyar and lawyer send me some copy from( ROA ) and Told me to go and summit in my country.Please advise.

  8. Good day sir,

    Please we applied for renewal of our visas, myself and son. And new application for my other two children, husband and mother and our applications were refused. It seems my supporting documents were not checked. myself and son have traveled to Canada before and we did not over stayed, in fact, i spent only one week and my son spent 3 weeks.Please advise.

    1. The best option is to engage the service of an immigration lawyer. Let him appeal and assist in reaplying for you. Some applicants got it after third attempt. Due to unusual rushing we experienced this year, it very difficult to know exactly what they’re looking for. Please don’t give up.


    1. Hello Ofili, I’m not an agent anywhere.

  10. Hello sir, I applied for a study permit and all my documents are intact but I was told that all high school and post high school transcripts must be among the documents to be provided.I have a copy of my high school transcript but my post high school transcript (student copy) cant be issued to student base on the policy of the school but I have sent a copy of post secondary school transcript to the school I applied for but the school sent it direct to canada and I was given a copy of a letter showing that my transcript has been sent to Canada. My problem now is I don’t have a student copy of my post secondary transcript to show as an evidence of mark sheet of my post secondary certificate. I applied for a study permit online how will I go about it despite that I have all my certificate ready.

    1. Because the people asking for your post secondary school transcripts will not contact the school in Canada, the only option you have is to ask your school to send another transcript to the embassy.

  11. I recently met a man on facebook who claims to work with Canadian embassy in Abuja. His name on facebook is Lucky O. Abhuliman while his account details shows Lucky Osayande. I want to know if he’s real before I fall into the wrong hands. He promised to help me secure a Canadian 4 years visa.

    1. It’s highly risky to rely on Facebook account. There are so many fake things on it.
      You may go along with him if he can allows you to pay when the visa is out, period.

  12. Hi, how long does it take to process study visa?

    1. Between 4 to 8 weeks.

  13. I want to come to your office either the in Abuja or Lagos. I want know how to apply for Visa, my name is OMOIKE JOB MIKE from lagos. My email. or my 08060081550

    1. For consular enquiries, you can visit the Canadian visa application Centre.
      Please note, we don’t work with them.

  14. Please sir, my name is Stanley I want to sit for IELTS test. Please sir I need your assistance for that agent.thans
    This is my email address

    1. Sorry. We don’t provide agency services for any test.

  15. I’m Yekinni, yaya Isaiah by name I wanted to go on a visit with a friend in Canada and he is ready to send me an invitation letter. What other things do I need to get the invitation visa in the embassy how would it takes can someone helps me out

    1. Please contact the Canadian visa application centre. They are in good position to guide you through

  16. I have question,Did i really need to base in lagos or abuja before i can start my studing in canada process, because am not in any of the state, but i want to study in canada soon.

    1. You don’t have to be based in Lagos or Abuja before starting studing in Canada process.
      It’s advisable you visit the Canadian Visa Application Centre near to your place of residence for guidance.

  17. Hello,please i submitted my documents on the 28th of June 2018 for study visa,which they stated it will take 10 weeks to be ready,later they changed it to 11 weeks and now 12 weeks last week was the 12th week.Till now i have not heard from them.

    1.Please what should i do?
    2.Who should i contact?

    Note:I have been tracking it and the message there is your visa is been process at the Canadian embassy.

    1. The best thing is to wait for their decision. It will come very soon. Please be patient.

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