Nigerian Immigrants to Canada 20 January 2020 01:02 AM: 42K Nigerians in Canada

In 2016, 42,435 Nigerian immigrants resided in Canada.

Nigerian immigrants in Canada (2011)

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The most recent data (2011) shows that immigrants comprised 20.6% of Canada’s population; in other words, one in five people were immigrants.

In 2011, 27,625 immigrants from Nigeria resided in Canada.

Almost nine in ten Nigerians lived in three provinces: Ontario (62.3%), Alberta (20.2%) and Manitoba (5.2%).

More than 50% of Nigerians resided in Toronto (14,145), 13% in Calgary (3,560) and 5% in Winnipeg (1,325).


We would like to point out that we used data from the National Household Survey (NHS) knowing that its quality is still under criticism because this survey was conducted on a voluntary basis, so its validity, reliability and comparability with other instruments, such as population censuses have become an issue. In fact, before the first release of the NHS results, Statistics Canada issued warnings and cautions when using the NHS data, so use this data prudently.

Citizens from Nigeria landed in Canada in recent years

From 2006 to 2015, 33,140 new permanent residents from Nigeria landed in Canada.

Landing Year Total 2006 2,593 2007 2,371 2008 2,108 2009 3,156 2010 3,907 2011 3,102 2012 3,441 2013 4,171 2014 4,160 2015 4,131 2006-2015 33,140 Source: Government of Canada

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