Latest Prince Edward Island PNP draws invites 188 immigration candidates

Prince Edward Island PNP DRaw On June 16, the province of Prince Edward Island held a new provincial draw issuing invitations to apply to 136 skilled worker and entrepreneur Canada immigration candidates. PEI PNP Draws
  • November 22, 2022

A total of 188 skilled worker and entrepreneur applicants were invited to apply for Canada immigration in two new provincial draws.

In November 17, invitations were issued under three streams of the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP): Labour Impact, Express Entry, and Business Impact.

Labour Impact and Express Entry candidates received 141 invitations, while Business Impact candidates received 8 invitations.

A minimum score of 62 points was required for Business Impact candidates.

Meanwhile, in an unscheduled November 3 draw, PEI issued a further 39 invitations to Labour Impact/Express Entry candidates.

PEI launched its Expression of Interest system at the start of 2018 and has made monthly draws ever since, with some disruption due to the coronavirus pandemic.

A total of 1,933 invitations were issued by PEI in 2021 compared to 1,955 in 2020 and 1651 this year.

In 2021, 1,764 invitations went to Labour Impact and Express Entry candidates, while 169 went to Business Impact candidates.

 

Prince Edward Island Labour Impact Category

1) Skilled Worker Stream

In this employer-driven stream, skilled workers with an employment offer in PEI can be nominated for Canadian permanent residence if they meet the following criteria:

  • A full-time job offer from a Prince Edward Island business in an occupation listed under TEER category 0, 1, 2 or 3 within the National Occupational Classification (NOC);
  • Completion of a post-secondary education, with a minimum of 14 years of formal education;
  • 21-55 years of age;
  • In the past 5 years, at least 2 years of full-time work experience;
  • Possess adequate English or French skills to compete for the job;
  • A sufficient settlement fund;
  • Demonstrated an intention to settle in Prince Edward Island.

 

2) Critical Worker Stream

This category is designed to prevent labour shortages and is open to foreign workers already in PEI with work in critical demand occupations. To qualify, they should meet these requirements:

  • A full-time offer of employment from a Prince Edward Island business in one of the following occupations:
    • Truck driver;
    • Customer service representative;
    • Labourer;
    • Food & beverage server;
    • Housekeeping attendant.
  • A minimum of six months’ experience with the Prince Edward Island business offering employment;
  • Currently holding a valid Canadian work permit;
  • A high school diploma and a minimum of 12 years of formal education;
  • In the age range of 21 to 55;
  • In the last five years, at least 2 years of full-time work experience;
  • Be able to demonstrate basic proficiency in English or French;
  • Sufficient settlement funds;
  • Demonstrated intention to settle in Prince Edward Island.

 

Prince Edward Island Business Impact Category

Work Permit Stream

To be eligible for the P.E.I. Work Permit Stream, applicants must obtain a Canadian work permit and work for a P.E.I. business for the specified period of time as designated in a Performance Agreement.

A minimum investment of $150,000 is required after the Performance Agreement is fulfilled, as well as a commitment to manage the business on a daily basis from Prince Edward Island.

Prior to September 2018, Prince Edward Island operated direct permanent residence business streams, but these were closed because of concerns about immigration fraud.

 

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