WHY ARE MIDDLE CLASS NIGERIANS RELOCATING TO CANADA?

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WHY ARE MIDDLE CLASS NIGERIANS RELOCATING TO CANADA?

Post by Gerrard59 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:13 pm

In recent years, there has been a surge in Nigerians relocating to Canada. But of worrisome concern is that this set of Nigerians are in the middle class category (in well-paid jobs). People earning very well and doing exceptionally in their careers are packing their bags and leaving. A Facebook post I read; a top player in the Nigerian corporate environment was astounded and asked, what is happening in Canada? As a friend of his earning a million naira job relocated to Canada, and this is the 4th person he knows doing same within 6 months! The comments' box showed everything; young (mid-20s & mid-30s) individuals are leaving their well-paid jobs in Nigeria, carrying with them their family to Canada (for married persons).

This cuts across sectors and industries. An example is the Big4 community where partners are no longer afraid of their top staff being poached by MNCs or fellow consultancies but them relocating to Canada/Australia/Germany/UK/US. Correspondingly, there has been an increase of mid and senior level positions being advertised by the Big4 firms. What about the top telco firm that lost not less than 15 high performing staff in what was described as the Canada tsunami in 2015? :shock: Ditto in other telco firms. What about the medical sector where someone mentioned that 7 consultants have relocated to the UK within the last 2 years? Professionals ranging from plastic surgeons to pathologist to urologists to radiologists to neurologists to orthopaedic surgeons. This commentator further went on to say that in a federal hospital (he did not mentioned the name), every senior registrar is writing a foreign examination to leave. But that of Canada is the biggest even though Nigerians are not among the top ten nationalities migrating to Canada (Nigeria is actually 11th behind Eritrea in a survey in 2016).

What are the reasons they gave? The system works! From transportation; education; policing; electricity; water; roads etc. The basic amenities of life are provided. But could there be other reasons as to why top performing staff of notable firms are relocating? Where folks earning 12 - 24 million naira annually are leaving? What is in Canada?
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Re: WHY ARE MIDDLE CLASS NIGERIANS RELOCATING TO CANADA?

Post by Ibn Ibrahim » Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:53 pm

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Re: WHY ARE MIDDLE CLASS NIGERIANS RELOCATING TO CANADA?

Post by Maclatunji » Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:48 am

The initial post addresses the reasons why many professionals are leaving. However, some of them do maintain links with Nigeria after leaving in terms of investment while some actually return to establish businesses of their own.

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