Nitaqat Program For Hiring Saudi Talent

Get Compliant by Embracing Saudization

Trusted by Employers in the KSA

Why Embrace Saudization

Saudization policy actively promotes enterprises, regardless of whether they are public or private, to give preference to the recruitment of Saudi nationals. The penalties for not adhering to Saudization quotas or employing non-Saudis range from SAR 2,000 to 8,000.

You can calculate Nitaqat using the formula below:

Saudization percentage = (number of Saudi employees / total workforce) x 100

Saudization Certificate

The Saudi government has defined specific Saudization percentage ranges for each color zone as follows:

  • Red Zone: Companies with a Saudization percentage ranging from 0% to 16.21% fall within this zone.
  • High Green Zone: Companies with a Saudization percentage ranging from 23.12% up to 26.51% are placed in this zone
  • Platinum Zone: Companies with a Saudization percentage ranging from 26.52% up to 100% are considered to be in the platinum zone

Roles Reserved for Saudis

HR Manager
Senior HR Coordinator
Payroll Officer
Air Controller
Director of Labor Affairs
Tourist Program Designer
Director of Personnel Relations

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Frequently asked questions

What is Saudization deadline for 2023?

Private sector companies with five or more employees must attain a Saudization ratio of 15% by December 24, 2023. 

What are the penalties of failing to meet Saudization requirements?

The penalties of failing to meet Saudization requirements range from SAR 8,000 to 2,000 depending on the number of company employees. 

How can I get a Saudization certificate?

You will have to login into Qiwa’s platform, select the establishment, choose Saudization certificate and click on request saudization certificate.