Migrating to Canada from Dubai: Requirements, Benefits & Application Process in Detail

The increasing costs to live in Dubai and decreasing jobs for immigrants have it tough for skilled workers to grow in this nation. The nation is heading towards an economic crisis. For this very reason, 1000s of professionals from Dubai are moving to western nations. Among the many countries, Canada has become the most favorite choice.

Why should I move from Dubai to Canada?

According to the Khaleej Time Global Business, “More than 6 out of 10 residents want to relocate from the UAE or their home country to a foreign country for better education for their children, better standard of living, and to enjoy visa-free travel by obtaining a second passport.”

  • Surveys were conducted where the findings revealed that 63 percent of the UAE residents are keen to relocate to a foreign country.
  • So, if you, too, want to improve your career prospects and strive for a higher income job, then migrating to Canada from Dubai is what you must plan for right away.

Is it easy to migrate to Canada from the UAE?

Yes, it is. One of the best benefits of Canada immigration programs is that nationals of any country can apply them.

Whether you are an Indian living in Dubai or a Dubai-born professional, there’s always scope for you to migrate to Canada from UAE under the Express Entry Programs.

These programs are:

  • Federal Skilled Workers Program: It is the program related to skilled foreign workers.
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program: The program is mainly for candidates who have skilled experience in trade occupations.
  • Canadian Experience Class: The program relates to candidates who have already lived in Canada with a temporary work visa or study permit.
  • Provincial Nominee Programs: If you are planning to live in a specific province, then you can apply for the particular province through the Provincial Nominee Programs. Many provinces and territories of Canada follow an immigration system to welcome immigrants with the nomination. The nomination is issued to a skilled professional who meets the province requirements.

Pro Tip: Always strive for a nomination if you meet all parameters of Provincial Nominee Programs. This helps you in getting the ITA for Canada PR visa faster.

What are the key requirements to migrate to Canada from Dubai?

When you have made your plan for Canada immigration, eligibility is the primary requirement to be checked. The essential requirements to be focused on while applying the Canada PR application are:

  • You need to score a minimum of 67 points under Canada's Express Entry point's calculator.
  • Should be able to prove good language skills in English or French.
  • You need to have a full-time work experience for a minimum of at least 2 years. This work experience has to be available in the country's National Occupational Classification (NOC) system.
  • The work experience you hold must be under the skill types – Skill Type 0 (Managerial Occupations), Skill Level A (Professional Occupations), or Skill Level B (Technical Occupations and Skilled Trades).
  • You need to have sufficient funds and assets to support your immigration application.
  • Necessary to prove good health and character by providing required certificates.
  • Professionals from foreign countries have to undergo an educational credential assessment. With this, you can prove that you have your education similar to the education system of Canada.

After your eligibility check, you can choose the appropriate immigration program to start your Canada immigration process from UAE.

How to apply for a Canada permanent residency visa from Dubai?

Now that you know the brief steps of applying for a Canada PR visa from Dubai, here is what you have to do during each stage:

  • Stage 1: Gather all relevant educational documents and apply for Educational Credential Assessment. This is done to ensure your education standards meet the Canadian standards.
  • Stage 2: Create a profile with Express Entry by filling in all the details about your profile. This profile is kept active in the Express Entry pool, and you can update any changes accordingly.
  • Stage 3: Strive to reach the latest Express Entry Draw score and receive an Invitation to Apply for a Canada PR visa.
  • Stage 4: Submit visa fees and all required documents in the allotted 60 days’ time. If you miss the time, you may have to start from the initial stage.
  • Stage 5: After receiving your visa approval notification, send your passport for stamping to the nearest Embassy.

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How much money does it cost from Dubai to Canada immigration?

Here’s the cost breakdown for immigrating from Dubai to Canada:

Document/Visa/Right for PR


ECA Fees:

250-500 Canadian Dollars (706-1308 AED approx)*


Primary Applicant

825 CAD (2158 AED)*

Secondary Applicant

825 CAD (2158 AED)*

Right of permanent residence visa:

Primary Applicant 

500 CAD( 1308 AED approx)*

Secondary Applicant

500 CAD (1308 AED approx)*

Children less than 22 years 

225 CAD (588 AED approx)*

IELTS Fee (in Dubai)

AED 1260*

Medical Fee

900 AED and 500 AED per kid 

*conversion rates as of January 2020

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Other FAQs:

What are the minimum points required for Express Entry?

Express Entry is the best way to immigrate to Canada. 

  • To be eligible to apply for a Canada PR under the Express Entry system, you will need a minimum score of 67 points out of 100.
  • These points are calculated on various factors, including your age, work experience, education, language skills, adaptability, etc. 

The maximum points you can obtain for these factors are as follows:


Maximum 12 points


Maximum 25 points

Language Proficiency

Maximum 24 points (English and/or French)

Work Experience

Work Experience


Maximum of 10 points

Arranged employment

Additional 10 points (not mandatory)

Scoring 67 points does not grant you the PR visa but makes you eligible to apply to the Canada PR through the Express Entry system. 

You are then required to choose the right immigration program for yourself based on your profile traits.

Immigration programs under the Express Entry system are:

  • Federal Skilled Trades Program
  • Federal Skilled Workers Program
  • Canadian Experience Class
  • Provincial Nominee Program

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Can I migrate to Canada without a job offer or sponsorship?

Yes, you can migrate to Canada without an existing job offer or sponsorship. A few Canadian immigration pathways allow candidates to do so. But candidates must meet the requirement of at least 67 points. Express Entry Programs and a few PNP programs are like this.

Can I calculate my Express Entry eligibility points well before the application?

Yes, you can. We have a point calculator to help you. Check your points right away.

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How can you increase your CRS Points to obtain ‘Invitation to Apply’?

There are several means of improving your CRS score points. We are sharing the most effective ones –

  • Including the spouse to score more points
  • Aiming for better IELTS scores
  • Earning up to 10 points for spouse’s educational level
  • Proof of funds

What are the Other prominent programs (if you have an eligible relative residing in Canada)?

Family Sponsorship: Immigration to Canada from Dubai can also be easier if you have possibilities with Family Sponsorship.

To qualify for the visa, you need to have a family or a child or a grandchild living in Canada as a permanent resident or Canadian citizen.


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Topics: Canada, Immigration

K Nagaraju
K Nagaraju

Nagaraj is a veteran in processing Canada visas. He proves as the best professional to handle all PR visa process.



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