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Ramadan Mubarak! How to Immigrate to Canada from Saudi Arabia

Ramadan Mubarak! Thousands of Saudi Arabians with roots across cities such as Jeddah, Dhahran to Riyadh are celebrating the holy month of Ramadan with the rest of the Muslim communities in Canada. Across the country, the Muslim population is growing at a rate exceeding other religions, according to Statistics Canada. There are more than one million Muslims in Canada and a large portion of them are immigrants from Saudi-Arabia.

During this time of deep reflection take a moment to consider where you would like to spend the rest of your life. If the answer is Canada, you have made a great choice. In this blog, we look at the most popular immigration programs that Saudi’s use to achieve permanent resident status in Canada.

Canada’s Prime Minister Wishing Muslims a Ramadan Mubarak!

Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau took to his Facebook page with a special message to Muslims who are observing Ramadan from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He acknowledges and praises all essential Muslim workers who are continuing to help out while fasting. Groups such as Muslim Canadian Response Network and Islamic Relief have stepped up to help during these extraordinary times and Canada could not be any happier, and prouder of its growing Muslim community.



Job Opportunities in Canada for Saudis

Canada welcomes skilled foreign nationals in many diverse industries to live, work, and permanently settle in the country as a way to alleviate labor shortages in its 13 provinces and territories.

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Canada and Saudi-Arabia may be worlds apart when it comes to landscape and climate but they do have a few major industries in common such as mining, agriculture, and automotive. Oil and gas well drillers in Canada can earn up to $83, 263 with paid-leave, and paternity leave benefits for their family. Saskatchewan and Alberta are the main agri-hubs and employ the most foreign agri-workers such as managers in agriculture and farmworkers. In addition, trade workers are in-demand all throughout Canada such as machinists, mechanics, mechanical engineers, and even cooks who can bring local flavors to the Canadian food industry. And no Canadian can resist a delicious Kabsa.

Immigrate to Canada from Saudi Arabia

If you want to immigrate to Canada, there are a few avenues to explore and requirements to satisfy. The easiest and fastest way to make the move to Canada from Saudi is through the Express Entry immigration system. However, it’s important to keep in mind that there are more than 80 unique Canadian visa programs and categories that you may be eligible for. For this reason, it’s highly recommended to complete a comprehensive evaluation to determine which program is best suited to your skills, experience, and individual needs.

Discover your Canadian eligibility and the best path to Canada for you and your family by filling in the form below. A friendly Canadianvisa agent will get back to you with more details.

Immigrate to Canada Through Express Entry

As a Saudi Arabian with skilled work experience, you can earn permanent residency through the widely known and popular Express Entry system in as little as 6 months! The system manages several immigration programs, like the Federal Skilled Worker Program and some Provincial Nomination Programs. If you meet the eligibility requirements of an Express Entry program, you’ll be given an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residency.

Learn more about the important Express Entry programs below:


Express Entry Programs
Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) - If you have one year of skilled work experience in management, professional, or trade position and have exceptional English or French language abilities. Secondary education is required and you can receive additional points if you have post-secondary education.
Federal Skilled Trades Worker Program (FSWP) - If you have two years of skilled work experience in a technical or trade position and have a valid job offer from a Canadian employer and/or a certificate of qualification in a skilled trade. Proficiency in English or French language is required.
Canadian Experience Class (CEC) - If you have worked in a management, professional, or trade position in Canada for one year in the last three years.
Provincial Nomination Program (PNP) - If your specific work skills are in-demand in a Canadian province or you’ve previously worked and lived in a Canadian province, that province can nominate you within the Express Entry pool and issue you with a Provincial Nomination that awards you up to 600 CRS points!

Immigrate to Canada Through a Provincial Nomination Program (PNP)

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If you don’t have work experience or qualifications in management, professional, or trade position but rather have intermediate job skills that call for job-specific training then you may be able to immigrate to Canada through a Provincial Nomination Program (PNP). PNPs are the Canadian province's and territories’ own immigration programs that are aimed at addressing labor shortages in their respective regions. Some intermediate jobs that are currently in-demand in Canada are:

  • Butchers, Meat Cutters and Poultry Preparers
  • Transportation Workers
  • Food Counter Attendants
  • Food/Beverage Server
  • Farm Labourer
  • Nurse Aids
  • Bartender
  • Food Processors

How We Can Help You Immigrate to Canada

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With all of these immigration and visa options to choose from, the process can become quite overwhelming and confusing. But it doesn't have to be. By using our accredited Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) you will not only improve your chances of success in the visa application process, but you will get expert advice on which program is best for your specific needs. Our RCICs are highly qualified and are granted permission by the ICCRC to assist you with your eligibility evaluation, review all your documents and application forms, and submit them to the Canadian government for you. Why take the chance of having your application denied because your forms are incorrect or sent in too late.

We take care of the fine print while you choose your dream destination in Canada for you and your loved ones. All you have to do is complete our application form to receive your eligibility assessment today. It's just that simple.

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