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An update on Saudisation

  • Legal Development 18 October 2021 18 October 2021
  • Middle East

  • Employment, Pensions & Immigration

Since the launch of Vision 2030, transforming the Saudi Arabian workforce and creating employment opportunities for nationals (a policy known as Saudisation) has been a key driving force in government policy.

An update on Saudisation

In August 2011, the framework for Saudisation was radically overhauled with the launch of the Nitaqat program which introduced robust quotas linked to the employer’s commercial activity and size. Following ten years of this framework being in place, the MHRSD announced a revised version in June 2021, with the aim of further boosting the employment of Saudi nationals in the private sector.

In this document, we provide a high level overview of the latest updates on Saudisation in KSA.

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