It has lashed out at Canada, sometimes harshly, since Ottawa called for the release of jailed women's rights activists in the Kingdom.
Almost 100 global students in Waterloo Region could be affected as tensions heat up between Saudi Arabia and Canada.
However, Saudi Arabia's Foreign Ministry called Canada's plea a "grave and unacceptable violation of the kingdom's laws and procedures". Annual Saudi-Canadian trade hovers around $4bn.
The grisly punishment was meted out to Elias Abulkalaam Jamaleddeen in the holy city of Mecca after he was convicted of breaking into the home of a Myanmar woman, firing a gun and then stabbing her to death.
Amnesty International has often been vocal about being against Saudi Arabia's executions.
European traders said Saudi Arabia's main state wheat buying agency, the Saudi Grains Organization (SAGO), has told grains exporters it will no longer accept Canadian-origin grains in its worldwide purchase tenders. TV pundits brought up Canada's suicide rate in what appeared as a broadside against the country's way of living.
Saudi Arabia has also ordered roughly 15,000 Saudis studying in Canada to leave.
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Saudi Arabia on Monday expelled Canada's ambassador and recalled its own envoy, freezing all new trade and investments, after Ottawa denounced a new crackdown on rights activists in the kingdom.
The ministry went on to threaten vague retaliation against Ottawa.
Barrick Gold Corp. says a political row between Saudi Arabia and Canada likely won't impact its copper operations in the Kingdom. All Saudi patients in the country will be transferred to hospitals outside of Canada. A Saudi airline has also interrupted flights to the North American country.
But Canada has remained firm.
But the United Kingdom and U.S., two countries that maintain close ties with both Ottawa and Riyadh, have remained relatively silent.
The deal was agreed in 2014 by the Conservatives, who shared the Saudi desire for deeper relations, he said.
Bin Salman is the second most senior member of the Saudi regime, which has one of the worst human rights records in the world.