Saudi Immigrants to Canada


In 2011, the immigrant population comprised 20.6% of Canada’s population, so one in five people were immigrants.

In 2011, 13,515 immigrants from Saudi Arabia resided in Canada.

About nine out of ten immigrants from Saudi Arabia lived in three provinces: Ontario (67%), Quebec (12%) and Alberta (8%).

In 2011, 6,365 Saudis resided in Toronto, 1,580 in Montreal, and 885 in Ottawa.


We would like to point out that we used data from the National Household Survey (NHS) knowing that its quality is still under criticism because this survey was conducted on a voluntary basis, so its validity, reliability and comparability with other instruments, such as population censuses have become an issue. In fact, before the first release of the NHS results, Statistics Canada issued warnings and cautions when using the NHS data, so use this data prudently.

Citizens from Saudi Arabia landed in Canada in recent years

From 2006 to 2015, 2,524 new permanent residents from Saudi Arabia landed in Canada.

Landing Year Total
2006 252
2007 188
2008 249
2009 246
2010 330
2011 278
2012 286
2013 267
2014 232
2015 196
2006-2015 2,524
Source: Government of Canada

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