Moving From Saudi Arabia To Canada: What You Need To Know

According to a recent report, there have been 9,560 recent immigrants from Saudi Arabia to Canada, with 67% of those residing in Ontario and a further 12% in Quebec.

For any citizen of any country, Canada provides a wealth of opportunities and great prospects for those looking for a bit of a change. In 2022 alone, Canada welcomed more than 437,180 immigrants, with an aim to welcome 505,000 more by the end of 2023.

All of these immigrants went to Canada for a number of reasons, either to be with family, to work, or to simply find a new way of life that is right for them.

If you want to be one of these new citizens in the near future, however, there are a few things you’re going to need to know. Starting with the most obvious:

Jobs In Canada

Of course, it’s likely that you’ve already lined up a job in Canada, but your situation may change depending on whether you are experienced or not. There’s nothing to worry about, however, because there are jobs in Canada for foreigners without experience, with the most popular being caregiving, cleaning, nursery work and packaging. From there, you can get the experience you need and then move towards your dream job prospects naturally in the country itself.


Understanding the language dynamics is crucial for a successful transition when embarking on a move from Saudi Arabia to Canada. While Canada has two official languages, English and French, English proficiency is essential for everyday communication, employment opportunities, and accessing various services. Consider enrolling in language courses or utilizing online language learning platforms to enhance your English skills before arriving in Canada. Additionally, you may find it helpful to use a translation service specialized in official document translation as the immigration process often requires a certified language professional to ensure the documents are accurate and authentic.

Visas For Canada

If you do have experience in the job field you are applying for, then the visa process is going to be easier, but that’s not to say it’s impossible if you lack experience. It’s important to do your research and spare any unnecessary anxiety by consulting with a private immigration company that can help you through the application process.

A Nurturing Culture

It’s also important to note that Canadian culture is going to be different to the culture you’re used to in Saudi Arabia. This is, of course, the same for anyone who is moving abroad from their own country. But thankfully, one of the things that Canada is most famous for is its welcoming atmosphere and the way it nurtures new talent. There are so many incredible Canadian innovators finding success in the country, and no matter where you’re from, you can join them and utilize this country to make your own dreams come true.

Cost Of Living

Once again, no matter where you’re moving from, the cost of living is going to be different in Canada. Good different, though! Canada is known for being one of the best places for immigrants because of the ability to find work and live a stress-free life when it comes to costs and bills. That’s not to say it’s all cheap. In some areas, Canada has similar living costs to places like the USA, but overall, the cost of living is still 8.9% lower than the United States – with the cost of rent being 28.4% lower on average.

Be Prepared For Beauty

We’ll finish off by saying that you should be prepared for beauty! Seriously, get a good sleep on the flight because your eyes are going to have to be ready for that first day in the country. Of course, there are going to be a lot of things you’ll miss after leaving Saudi Arabia, but hopefully, the Canadian landscapes will make up for it. This place is renowned as being one of the most beautiful countries in the world, no matter if you are in the city or in the countryside, so it’s a good idea to get ready for all the sights and see as much as possible when you’re there!

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