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Immigrate to Canada from Saudi Arabia:
Permanent Status

Many citizens of Saudi Arabia are in search of a better life for themselves and their families. In hopes of achieving their goals, many choose to immigrate to Canada. This is a popular choice because Canada is routinely ranked as being among the best and safest countries in the world to live. When moving to Canada, most choose to live in Calgary, Alberta, Montreal, Quebec, Ottawa, Ontario, Toronto, Ontario or Quebec City, Quebec. If you are considering emigrating from Saudi Arabia and would like to immigrate to Canada, one of your first steps will be to apply under the most appropriate category of Immigration.

Since 1996, the Canada Immigration lawyers at Abrams & Krochak have assisted thousands of citizens who have chosen to leave Saudi Arabia. We help in selecting the appropriate Canada Immigration category that best suits you and offers a quick means to come to Canada, in accordance with Canada Immigration laws. On the right side of this page you will find various immigration category links. Click each for an overview of the various Canada Immigration categories available to applicants.

Once you find the category that best suits your needs, please proceed to complete our free Canada Immigration Eligibility Assessment questionnaire, which will enable our Canadian immigration lawyers to assess your eligibility to immigrate to Canada in accordance with Canadian Immigration laws. We’ll review your assessment questionnaire at no cost to you within one business day. You may complete as many Online Assessment Questionnaires that relate to your specific circumstances. All assessments are respectfully reviewed by our team of Canada Immigration attorneys in Toronto.

Canadian Immigration Laws: Permanent Residence Status

Gaining “permanent resident status of Canada” after emigrating from Saudi Arabia, is also known as “Immigration to Canada” or becoming a “landed immigrant of Canada”. Once the Canada Immigration Application process is successful, you will be issued a Canada immigrant visa. This provides you with permanent status and you will be able to enjoy all of the same rights and privileges as those of a Canadian citizen (i.e. free health care, free elementary and secondary education, subsidized post-secondary education, the right to work in Canada) with just a few exceptions.

Unlike Canadian citizens,

  1. a permanent resident cannot vote;
  2. a permanent resident cannot hold a Canadian passport; and
  3. a permanent resident can be deported for certain criminal convictions.

When to Apply for Canadian Citizenship After Emigrating from Saudi Arabia

Once you have lived in Canada as a Canadian permanent resident for at least a total of 1095 days within any consecutive four (4) year period of time after receiving Canadian Permanent Residence, you may be eligible to apply for Canadian Citizenship in Canada. Once your Canadian Citizenship has been granted, you may apply for a Canadian Passport.

Pursuant to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act of Canada, in order to be eligible to renew the Permanent Resident Card, a permanent resident must live in Canada for a total of at least 730 days within the five (5) years prior to the date of expiration on your Permanent Resident Card. This may be subject to certain exceptions.

If you have been issued a Canadian immigrant visa, you must present yourself to a Canada Immigration officer at one of the official ports of entry of Canada in order to become a permanent resident.

If you are aspiring to become a permanent resident of Canada, you must meet the requirements of one (1) of five (5) classes of Immigration: the Federal Skilled Worker Class, the Federal Skilled Trades Class, the Canadian Experience Class, the Family Class or the Business Class OR qualify as a provincial nominee.

Permanent Status - Canada Immigration Categories:

Temporary Status In Canada:

If you wish to come to Canada on a temporary basis, you can come as either a visitor, a student or a worker, assuming, of course, that you meet eligibility requirements.