How To Immigrate To Canada From Dubai – Do you know why many people love to immigrate to Canada? 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 Dubai which is the capital city of the United Arab Emirates 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 or someone living in Dubai, you stand a chance of relocating to this welcoming and loving country if you are a skilled professional worker or trades worker and also enjoy the perks the country has to offer.

We don’t really know you reason to want to immigrate to Canada from Dubai, 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 Dubai.

So without further ado, let’s proceed…

5 easy ways to immigrate to Canada from Dubai


The express entry system is an online immigration program where candidates are required to create an online profile within 60days which so information like their age, work experience, educational qualification and other requirements.

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 twice in a month 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:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program (medical doctors, engineers, lawyers, teachers)
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program (carpenter, plumbers, mechanics, electricians, welders)
  • The Canadian Experience Class (if you have one year Canadian work experience)
  • The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

This program is for the provinces of Canada. Canada has 13 provinces out of which 11 engage in the provincial nomination program. The program allows the provinces to nominate 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 Dubai if you have a skill in occupations that are in-demand in any province you will be choosing to live in. the program is easy to apply 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 where you have to submit your application through mail or courier service. It takes about 15-19months to process your application.

You can also go 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 can do this by expressing interest in a particular province when creating your profile in the Express Entry System or you can apply for an occupation that is in-demand in a particular province.

You get about 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 Atlantic Provinces in Canada

As someone that wants to immigrate to Canada, 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 Dubai. 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 through the Canadian Experience Class (CEC). 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
  • Trade jobs
  • 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 Dubai and becoming a permanent residence in Canada.

  • Study and stay in Canada

Getting a study permit in Canada can be another way for you to immigrate to Canada from Dubai 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.

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