How to Enter Canada from Saudi Arabia
Over 100 economic immigration options are available to Saudi residents in Canada.
Because of the numerous economic opportunities available in a range of coveted industries such as information and communication technology, health, research, and engineering, Canada is a favourite destination for persons living in Saudi Arabia.
Individuals living in Saudi Arabia are well-suited for Canada's immigration processes due to variables such as English ability, education level, and work experience. In fact, the majority of Saudis come to Canada as skilled employees through the economic class group.
The Federal Skilled Worker Program and the Provincial Nominee Program are two prominent possibilities for Saudi residents in the economic class group.
Program for Federal Skilled Workers
For an abroad Saudi Arabian immigration candidate, the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) may be the ideal alternative. Candidates with work experience can apply to the FSWP for permanent residence even if they have no ties to Canada or a job offer.
Candidates must meet the following minimum requirements for job experience, education, language skills, and other factors in order to be considered for the FSWP:
- One year of continuous full-time or equivalent paid work experience in a skilled occupation classified as National Occupational Classification (NOC) skill level 0, A, or B in the previous ten years;
- Validated language ability in English or French in all abilities (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) equivalent to Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7; and
- Canadian educational credential or foreign credential and Educational Credential Assessment report.
- Earn a minimum of 67 points on the IRCC's six immigration selection parameters.
- Demonstrate that you have adequate money to settle in Canada with your family.
The FSWP is one of three programs maintained by the Canadian government's application management system, Express Entry. After determining eligibility for the FSWP, an applicant can upload their Express Entry profile to the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website.
After submitting a profile, an applicant will be assigned a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score based on characteristics such as age, education, job experience, language ability, and other human capital components.
Every two weeks, IRCC distributes invitations to the highest-scoring individuals to apply for permanent residency. Express Entry is an excellent and rapid means for economic class immigrants to get permanent residence in Canada, since the objective for Express Entry is to invite more than 110,000 permanent residents by 2024.
Provincial Nominee Program
Another feasible alternative for Saudi immigration hopefuls is the Provincial Nominee Program. The PNP is used by the majority of Canada's provinces and territory to nominate skilled worker candidates for immigration to their respective areas. The PNP lets each province and territory to design their own immigration pathway to meet their labor market and demographic demands.
Saudi Arabian candidates who meet the eligibility requirements can apply to come to Canada through the PNP. They can also apply to the Express Entry pool and be invited to submit for nomination by a province that chooses applicants from the federal pool.
If nominated through Express Entry, the candidate will receive an additional 600 CRS points, essentially ensuring that they will receive an invitation to apply for permanent residence in a future Express Entry draw.
You can also read the latest Canada Immigration News and Draw Updates here.