PEI PNP invites 150 candidates in new draw

Prince Edward Island (PEI) PNP - Draw
  • March 19, 2021

The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) issued a total of 150 invitations on March 18. Most of the invitations, 140, went to Express Entry and Labour Impact candidates. The remaining 10 invitations went to Business Impact candidates who had a minimum point threshold of 70.

Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) allow Canada’s provinces and territories to select immigration candidates who meet their labour market needs. They sometimes align with Canada’s federal Express Entry system. Canada is aiming to admit 80,800 new immigrants through the PNPs this year.


PEI Express Entry Category

PEI PNP’s Express Entry category is an enhanced PNP that works within the Federal Express Entry system.

In order to be considered for a provincial nomination from PEI, Express Entry candidates need to create an EOI profile with the PEI PNP.

Express Entry manages the applications for three economic-class immigration categories: Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and Canadian Experience Class. Eligible candidates are given a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score for their age, work experience, education, and language proficiency in English and French.

Express Entry candidates who receive a provincial nomination are given an additional 600 points toward their CRS score and are effectively guaranteed an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence in a subsequent Express Entry draw.

EOI applications are given points based on the province’s unique point grid. The highest-scoring candidates are then invited to apply through monthly draws.


Labour Impact Category

Labour Impact category is for the foreign individuals who have a valid job offer in PEI and have support from their employer. It is divided into three streams: Skilled Worker, Critical Worker, and International Graduate.

Applicants in this category must also submit an EOI profile in order to be considered for a provincial nomination through this stream.


Business Impact Category

Business Impact Category supports the foreign nationals who are interested in owning and operating a business in PEI and who would like to apply for a nomination for permanent residency through the PEI PNP.

The candidates that are invited in this draw under Business Impact Category were issued invitations under the Work Permit Stream, which is for foreign entrepreneurs who want to own and operate a business in PEI.

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