The High Commission of Canada to Nigeria has debunked news that it has asked the Nigerian government to release one million Nigerians for the Canadian government to fill six million job vacancies.
Concise News understands that the High Commission had said this in a response to a report (not on this platform) that the Canadian government is begging Nigeria for more immigrants.
“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.
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, a tweet from the commission 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 http://www.cic.gc.ca.”
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.”