Prince Edward Island announces June immigration draw details

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.
  • June 21, 2022

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.

A total of 127 invitations were under the Labour and Express Entry streams. With a minimum point threshold of 65, nine invitations were issued under PEI’s business impact and work permit stream.

PEI issued 1,933 invitations in 2021, compared to 1,955 in 2020.

Of the 2021 invites, 1,764 went to Labour Impact and Express Entry candidates, with the remaining 169 going to Business Impact candidates.  So far, 826 invitations have been issued in 2022

 

PEI Express Entry Category

Applicants seeking provincial nomination under the PEI Express Entry Category must also be eligible to apply for the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), or the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).

In order to be considered for the PEI PNP, candidates with Express Entry profiles have to create an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile. EOI profiles notify the provincial government that you wish to be considered for nomination. It also provides candidates with a score based on a provincial points grid. It is likely that the highest-scoring candidates will be invited to apply in the monthly draw.

 

Labour Impact Category

The Labour Impact category operates as a base stream nomination, independent of Express Entry. There are three streams in this category. No matter which of these pathways a candidate chooses, they must be supported by their employer and have a valid job offer in Prince Edward Island.

  • Skilled Worker stream

In order to be eligible for this stream, candidates must either be employed in PEI or have a job offer from a PEI employer. You will need relevant work experience that is classified as a skill code 0, A or B in the National Occupational Classification (NOC) and a post-secondary degree or diploma.

  • Critical Worker stream

Applicants who fall under NOC codes C or D can apply. There is a minimum requirement of two years of work experience.

  • International Graduate stream

Recent graduates of Prince Edward Island designated institutions of higher learning (e.g., colleges and universities) are eligible for this stream. Eligible applicants will work in a skilled profession in their field of study.

 

Business Impact Category

Candidates who wish to establish, own, and operate a business in Prince Edward Island may apply for the Business Impact category.

To receive an invitation under PEI’s Business Impact Category, you must apply under the Work Permit Stream. As part of this pathway, candidates are expected to begin working in Canada and to learn about the business while on a work permit. Candidates must also be willing to live on Prince Edward Island and actively manage the business. Those entrepreneurs, while on a work permit, who meet PEI’s criteria may be eligible to receive a provincial nomination from the province in support of IRCC applications for permanent residence.

 

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