Map of the world made of dots

Immigrating From Saudi Arabia to Canada

Learn the various pathways of immigration to Canada, including family-sponsorship and employment.

Interested in Migrating to Canada from Saudi Arabia

As of 2011, 13,515 immigrants from Saudi Arabia resided in Canada. The Canadian Embassy to Saudi Arabia notes the shared common interests on issues of peace and security between Canada and Saudi Arabia, which include "energy, security, and humanitarian affairs" (canadainternational.gc.ca).

Saudi Community in Canada

The majority of Saudi immigrants to Canada, about 67%, reside in Ontario, while 12% live in Quebec, and 8% in Alberta. Since 2005, Canada has become a desirable study destination for Saudi students. According to the Saudi Arabian Cultural Bureau, over 16,000 medical and non-medical students in Canada were from Saudi Arabia in 2014.

Immigration Process

While a large number of Saudi immigrants to Canada enter as students, migrants may choose to become a Canadian permanent resident through a variety of pathways. One may immigrate as a worker, as a refugee, or be sponsored by a family member who is a Canadian permanent resident or citizen. Depending on your qualifications, you may be eligible to immigrate under one of these categories.

Working in Canada

Skilled workers who choose to immigrate to Canada from Saudi Arabia may apply for permanent residency under Express Entry. This program includes the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Canadian Experience Class, the Federal Skilled Trades Program, or Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP). Based on your qualifications, you may choose to migrate as an investor or entrepreneur. Speaking to an immigration specialist may be helpful in determining the best program and visa for each individual.

Family Sponsorship

Immigrants with family members who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents may be sponsored by relatives to immigrate to Canada. Therefore, having a parent, grandparent, child, or spouse in Canada may better the chances of successful immigration. Speaking to an immigration specialist may help you learn more about your eligibility for family class sponsorship.

Helpful Resources for Saudi Immigrants in Canada

  • The mission of the Saudi Arabian Cultural Bureau (SACB) is to "enable young Saudi men and women to take advantage of the high quality education and training in Canadian post secondary institutions…by administering scholarships and providing…support services to ensure the cultural, educational, and social welfare of Saudi students and their families in Canada" (saudibureau.org).
  • The Canadian Embassy in Saudi Arabia provides information on the immigration and visa application process.
  • Additional information on the Canadian Embassy in Saudi Arabia- Riyadh.

Call us today at 1.866.449.5904 for an assessment to see if you are eligible to move to Canada, or fill out our online assessment form.

Customer Reviews

I had an excellent experience with Visa place especially Lisa Inspektor. The associates were very professional and prompt in responses to your questions and the work they have been doing. I was able to get the amendments done in my immigration records without any delay. They are awesome. I greatly appreciate the work they have done. Thank you Visa place!!

Hridhya Karanath Somanathin the last week

This firm is top notch! They pulled together last minute to help me prepare for my TN visa application. They were patient, helpful and impeccably professional. Everything went smoothly, came off without a hitch & I was successful in my application. Highly recommended. Thank you VisaPlace!

Travis Bircha week ago

These guys are awesome. We had an awesome opportunity to work with Lisa Inspektor who remained very patient and provided very valuable and professional input and reviews through out my Visa application process. It is because of them that I was able to visit Canada with my husband and we can't Thank Lisa and her team enough for their professional services. Highly recommended!!

Ranjana Bandralin the last week

As seen on

Associations

  • The Canadian Bar Association
  • The American Bar Association