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How To Immigrate To Canada From UAE


Do you know why many people love to immigrate to Canada from UAE? Well, the reasons are endless ranging from high standard of living, security to sound educational system. Presently, the Canadian government is looking on inviting over 1.2million immigrants from around the world and people from the United Arab Emirate are taking advantage of this opportunity to be among the immigrants coming into Canada.

Immigrating to Canada is not really difficult and as an Emiratis, you stand a chance of relocating to this welcoming and loving country and also enjoy the perks the country has to offer.

We don’t really know you reason to want to immigrate to Canada from UAE, but if you are seeing this article, then it means you actually want to relocate and so we are going to help you do that.

 In this article, we are going to show you 5 easy ways that you can actually immigrate to Canada from UAE.

So without further ado, let’s proceed…

5 easy ways to immigrate to Canada from UAE


The express entry system is an online system where candidates are required to create an online profile that includes their age, work experience, educational qualification and other requirements. You will have to complete your profile within 60days and after completing your profile, you will be placed in an Express Entry Pool with other candidates and will be ranked against a score in a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). With this system, you will be given a score to match against a CRS cut-off score which can be around 700-800points. You are expected to meet or exceed this cut-off score for you to be eligible to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence in Canada. The draws are done every two weeks so you can actually try again if you are not successful the first time. This system is one of the fastest ways to immigrate to Canada as it can take about 6-8months to process.

There are three programs under the Express Entry System and these programs can offer you an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence in Canada. the programs are:


  • The Canadian Experience Class
  • Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program
  • The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

This program is for the provinces of Canada. Canada has 13 provinces out of which 12 are in this program. The program allows the provinces to invite foreign skilled workers to come and work in the province. These foreign workers are to fill up labour shortages in these provinces with their skills and expertise.

You can actually immigrate to Canada from UAE if you have a skill that is in-demand in any of the province you will be choosing to live in. the program is easy to apply through to get a visa to work in Canada as many provinces need foreign workers to boost their workforce so as to improve their growth and development as a province and even Canada as a whole. You can either apply through

  • The direct application
  • The Express Entry-linked PNP program

With the direct application, you can directly apply to the province you will want to live in.

For the application through the Express Entry-linked PNP, it allows the province to select candidates from the entry pool and nominate them to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence in Canada.

You get about 400-600points with the PNP and this will likely boost your chances of getting an Invitation to Apply if you get additional points from other criteria like age, language fluency in English or French, work experience, educational qualifications etc.) to beat the CRS cut-out mark which use to be around 700-800points.

The difference between the Express Entry System and the PNP is that for the latter, you can live and work in the province of your choice provided you have a job offer and the skill or work experience needed to fill a particular job position in the province. This is not really needed for the Express Entry System but it will surely boost your CRS score if you apply with them. 

  • Study and stay in Canada

Getting a study permit in Canada can be another way for you to immigrate to Canada from UAE though it is not directly. You can choose to study at a designated learning institution in Canada where you will have an option to study and work in Canada under the Post Graduate Work Permit (PGWP) program. You will just have to choose a course that has a long duration so you can actually study and work for long in Canada to get a work experience of at least one year so that you can be able to apply for permanent residence under the Canadian Experience Class (CEC). With the experience you get while working and studying, you will have an edge when applying for permanent residence in Canada but for you to go through this pathway; you should be at least 18 years of age. 

  • The Atlantic Provinces in Canada

As an Emiratis, you might be considering relocating to the Atlantic provinces of Canada; this is not a bad option as you have better chances of settling easily as someone from UAE. This part of Canada is calm and affordable to live in. You will certainly enjoy your relocation to the Atlantic coast of Canada as an Emiratis as you have where you can worship and practice your religion properly as a Muslim.

Let’s look at some of the Atlantic Provinces in Canada, they are:

  • New Brunswick
  • Nova Scotia
  • Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Prince Edward Island

You get to work and live in these peaceful provinces if you apply as a lot of people overlook these provinces and want to immigrate to Alberta, British Columbia and others.

  • Temporary work permit

The temporary work permit offers you an opportunity to work in Canada and gain work experience that you can use to apply for permanent residence in the country. There are some programs which you can apply through to get the opportunity to work as a temporary foreign worker. One of the programs is the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. The program allows Canadian employers to employ foreign skilled workers to fill up shortages in labour on a temporary basis and many employers in Canada love to go through this program to hire skilled workers to fill up job positions. Your skill or work experience just has to be among the occupations in-demand in Canada and fill up the job positions so as to boost the workforce in Canada and contribute to the growth and development of the Great White North.

Let’s look at some of the occupations in-demand in Canada to make your application easy and faster.

  • Agriculture
  • Education
  • Mining, oil and Gas
  • Information Technology
  • Medical Sectors
  • Transportation and Logistics
  • Manufacturing

If your occupation or skill is among the sectors of occupations in-demand in Canada, then you are one step away from immigrating to Canada from UAE and becoming a permanent residence in Canada.



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