It was my pleasure to present to the Nigerian Professionals in Manitoba (NPIM) group. This is a group of ~600 Nigerians in the province who support each other and share ideas. I will say that the group was extremely engaged and attentive. Thank you so much for the invitation and I hope to see everyone again.
Over the course of my presentation, here are some of the points covered:
- Tips and tricks with MPNP applications
- Supporting relatives and family members abroad through provincial programs
- Inviting relatives and friends through federal programs, including visas
- Pathways to Permanent Resident status
- Compare US immigration law with Canadian immigration law
- Residency requirements for PRs in Canada
- PRs who work abroad for Canadian companies
- Sponsoring spouses when the sponsor is currently married
- Tips for bringing parents to Canada
- Navigating the world of Designated Learning Institutions – private versus public
- Working in Nigeria after PR status
- Processing times for MPNP applicants – how to speed up the process
- “Illegal aliens” in the US – what does that mean in Canada?
- Bringing family members from the USA to Canada
The audience was very engaged and we had a great time. I would estimate that there were ~40 to 50 people in attendance and I thoroughly enjoyed meeting and getting to know these professionals who clearly seek to better themselves, their families and their community.
For more information about the Nigerian Professionals in Manitoba, please visit their website here. A description of the group:
Nigerians who call Manitoba home are excellent contributors to the growth of the region with their expertise. They are actors, accountants, analysts, artists, authors, dentists, educators, engineers, entertainers, entrepreneurs, designers, teachers, medical doctors, musicians, pastors, publishers, nurses. They are engaged in many other areas as skilled workers, in science and technology, and the transportation industry. They are also financial consultants, bankers, special-needs experts, trainers and care-givers. Nigerians in Manitoba are working a variety of professions, keeping Manitoba moving.
I look forward to presenting to the Nigerian Professionals in Manitoba in the future. We ran out of time! Too many questions!