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Migrate to Canada From Saudi Arabia In 2021

Canada’s high availability of jobs, great family-policies for immigrants and high quality of life, many citizens of Saudi Arabia have preferred to settle in Canada over the past decade. 

Read along to know more about how you can migrate to Canada from Saudi Arabia in 2021 in this blog.

What is the Canada PR visa?

Canada’s permanent residency is one of the most commonly applied visas. This visa comes with a validity of 5 years and can be applied by skilled professionals.

Unlike the Saudi work permit that demands a job offer, a Canada PR visa doesn’t demand a job offer while applying.

What are the benefits of a Canada Immigration visa from Saudi Arabia?

The five different benefits of moving to Canada for Saudi Citizens are:

Family Benefits with canada permanent residence

  • Free education for kids up to adulthood
  • Free healthcare for the entire family
  • Right to sponsor parents or grandparents after you settle

No Restriction of Employment

  • In Canada, you can enjoy permanent residency even without a job.
  • The spouse also gets the right to work full-time in any company.
  • You can switch between jobs and change companies as per your desire.

No Racial Discrimination

  • Canada promotes diversity and gives equal respect to all religions. 
  • No matter which nationality you represent or what religion you follow, the country lets you dwell in peace, without any discrimination.

Quick Citizenship Canada

  • Migrating to Canada can get your Canadian citizenship only in 3 years. Your child born during your phase of permanent residency, is given the status of natural citizenship.

Trade relations

  • As Canada imports oil from Saudi Arabia, the countries share good trade relations with each other. Saudi Arabia represents Canada’s second-largest trading partner in the Middle East.
  • Hence, candidates who possess work experience from Saudi are often regarded as assets or canada’s ambassador to the Canadian economy.

You do not need a job offer to apply for Canada PR from Saudi.

What are the possible visa categories of Canada from Saudi Arabia?

To move to Canada from Saudi Arabia as temporary foreign worker or temporary resident, you can find many visa categories:

Other Visa Programs:

1. Business Visa

This Canada visa category is for professionals who are in a plan of setting up a business in Canada. The subcategories of the visa are:

    • Quebec Business Immigration Program
    • Startup Visa Program
    • Immigrants Investor Venture Capital Pilot (IIVC) Program
    • Business, Entrepreneur and Investment Programs (PNP categories)

2. Study Visa

If you are aiming to study in a Canadian government institution, then you can apply for this visa. The Canadian Study visa helps you to get an education from top universities by providing enough proof of funds to reside and tuition fees.

3. Super Visa for Parents and Grandparents

On this visa, your parents or grandparents can live with you in Canada for the long term and enjoy several benefits of Canadian permanent residence.

Are there any eligibility requirements for Canadian immigration?

Yes,  here’s a list of the eligibility requirements:

  • Your age at the time of application must not be more than 44 years (younger to claim points).
  • You must be a graduate from a recognized University while applying for canadian immigration.
  • You must have at least 1 year of work experience.
  • You must be able to pass the IELTS examination with at least CLB 7.
  • You must be financially stable to manage your and your family’s stay in Canada.
  • You must be of sound health and moral character before you are ready for canadian immigration.
  • You must be able to score 67 points for all factors that are considered by Canada Express Entry.

If you fail to prove your eligibility under the Canada point’s calculator, then you may not be able to move ahead.

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How Can You Immigrate to Canada from Saudi Arabia in 2021?

Express Entry Pathway is the best way to migrate to Canada from Saudi Arabia. Just follow these 5 steps: 

  • Step 1: Complete your Language Test

You must have an IELTS Score of minimum 5 to be eligible for Express Entry Canada. 

  • Step 2: Get your ECA Report

All your Educational Transcripts must undergo an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA). This is a mandatory requirement for applicants who have completed their education outside Canada. 

Applicants who are applying for the Federal Skilled Worker Program or the Canada Experience Class (CEC) Program, do not require ECA Reports.

  • Step 3: Determine your Express Entry Eligibility

The first step to creating your profile is to check whether your occupation is listed in the NOC List. Your occupation profile has to be under the O,A or B category. 

A candidate must then score a minimum of 67 points in the WES assessment to be eligible to apply for Express Entry. 

  • Step 4: Create your Express Entry Profile

Fill in all your details accurately and select the program you’re interested in.

Ensure that you’re eligible for the program you have selected to avoid rejection and file your Expression of Interest (EOI).

  • Step 5: Submit your PR Application

Submit your PR Application after reviewing all your details. Keep in mind that all the details here will be verified by the IRCC and it needs to be accurate.

Wait to receive your ITA (Invitation to Apply) to finalize your application. 

At Kansas, we have nearly a decade of experience with handling PR Applications. If you want to know more about the application process, you can book a free consultation with us.

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What is the Cost for a Canada PR?

Canada PR Process

CAD

INR

Step 1: Educational Credential Assessment fee

CAD 220

INR 12,537

Courier charges approx

CAD 10

INR 570

Fast Express courier charges

CAD 85

INR 4844

Step 2: Express Entry Application 

This is free of cost

Step 3: Pay the application fees

Single applicant fee

CAD 1325 (Including visa fees and PR fees)

INR 75,505

Couple Applicant Fee

CAD 2650 + 500 (Right to PR Fee)

INR 1,51,010 + INR 28,493 (Right to PR Fee)

Dependent fee for Child

CAD 225 for each child

INR 12,822 for each child

Step 4: Complete your biometrics

For a single applicant

CAD 85

INR 4,844

For two or more applicants

CAD 170

INR 9,687

Step 5: Send your passport details

INR 1,000 to 2,500

If you already have a valid passport

Free of cost

Other Costs

Provincial Nomination Program

CAD

INR

Ontario Immigration Process  Nominee Program (OINP)

CAD 1500

INR 85,477

Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program (SINP)

CAD 350

INR 19,945

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)

CAD 500

INR 28,493

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP)

CAD 1150

INR 65,532

Quebec Skilled Workers Program (QSWP)

Primary applicant: CAD 785

Spouse or Partner: CAD 168

Dependent Child: CAD 168

Primary applicant: INR 44,733

Spouse or Partner: INR 9574

Dependent Child: INR 9574

Language exam fees (IELTS)

INR 12,000 approx

Medical exam (varies depending on city)

INR 3,000

Police certificate(varies depending on your city)

INR 500

Proof of funds required for a Canada PR Visa:

Number of Family Members

Funds Required (in Canadian dollars)

Funds Required (in INR)

1

$12,960

INR 7,38,525

2

$16,135

INR 9,19,452

3

$19,836

INR 11,30,353

4

$24,083

INR 13,72,368

For each additional family member

$3,492

INR 1,98,991

 

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What are the minimum points required for Express Entry?

For foreign nationals to be eligible to apply for a Canada PR status under the Express Entry system, you will need a minimum score of 67 points out of 100. 

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

Age

Maximum 12 points

Education

Maximum 25 points

Language Proficiency

Maximum 24 points (English and/or French)

Work Experience

Maximum 15 points

Adaptability

Maximum of 10 points

Arranged employment

Additional 10 points (not mandatory)

 

Note: 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

Conclusion

Immigrating to Canada from Saudi isn’t a difficult process. However, there are quite a few steps involved. 

  • Document Verification and Translation: Canadian Authorities take around 2-3 months’ time to verify the documents of a candidate. If the documents are printed in regional language, it needs to be translated to English or French by authorized interpreters. 
  • Eligibility Requirements: All candidates are evaluated based on their CRS Ranking. Depending on how much a candidate scores in his/her assessment, he/she will be regarded as eligible for Express Entry.
  • Language Proficiency: IELTS or TOEFL Scores are an indicator of an applicant’s English Proficiency. However, Canadian Authorities also accept French Proficiency via TEF. 
  • Skilled Professional: If you are a skilled professional under NOC Category O,A or B, you have higher chances of acceptance. 
  • Professional Help: Kansas is a visa consultancy specializing in Canada Immigration. If you’re facing any trouble with your application, we’d be glad to assist you.

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How Can Kansas Help?

Kansas Overseas Careers specializes in Permanent Residency Visas, Work Visas, Study Visas, Temporary visas, and Dependent Visas to Canada, UK, USA, Germany, and Hong Kong. 

Apart from these services, Kansas offers its clients personalized services such as:

  • Profile Evaluation: Professional guidance based on an in-depth assessment of the client profile to determine the chances of visa success. 
  • Documents & Review: Detailed, error-free documentation based on the visa type drafted to meet specific formats.
  • Dedicated Case Officer: A dedicated consultant to assist clients throughout the process.
  • Visa Filing: Kansas ensures that the visa applications meet all the standard requirements of concerned immigration authorities and governing bodies.
  • Test Preparations: Complimentary online courses are offered to help aspirants improve their Language Proficiency for important exams like IELTS, French, TOEFL, and PTE.
  • Visa & Interview: Guidance is provided for aspirants attending visa interviews along with verified documents.  
  • Post-Landing Service: Kansas helps clients settle down in the new country with a comfortable stay after they have received their visas.

Additional services offered to job-seekers:

  • Job Search Services: To connect to a global network of employers based on client Profile, location of interest, and job requirements. 
  • Resume Writing: Dedicated team of resume experts to craft the best resumes that meet prerequisites of immigration authorities and potential employers. This greatly improves their chances of selection.
  • Profile Marketing: Kansas is well-known for creating the best-in-class portfolios that boost applicant profiles in job-portals. And yes, this is a complimentary service!

Get started with your migration to Canada from Saudi Arabia today!

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Topics: Migrate, Canada

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Y Sindhura

With 8 years of experience in the overseas division, Sindhura is a specialist in Canada, Australia, UK and Germany visa process.

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