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Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee
Program (PEI PNP)

Prince Edward Island (PEI) – the Atlantic island province has its unique coastal culture, which combined with its growing agriculture, fishing and tourism sectors is promising for foreign nationals who wish to immigrate here as skilled workers or entrepreneurs. The island with a small population seeks to meet its skill requirements through its economic immigration program known as – The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP).

The province’s nomination program offers a variety of pathways for the immigration of skilled foreign nationals. The PNP has 3 major categories which have different immigration streams adding flexibility to the program. The 3 categories are:

  1. PEI Express Entry
  2. PEI Labour Impact
  3. PEI Business Impact

Let us give you more information about these.

PEI Express Entry

The category is meant for immigration candidates who have Express Entry profiles under the Federal Government’s Express Entry program. Such candidates who are in the Express Entry pool and have shown their interest in living and working in Prince Edward Island (PEI) may qualify for PEI Express Entry if their skills and experience meet the province’s current labour needs. To be considered for PEI Express Entry, candidates are required to be eligible for one of the federal economic immigration classes, which are:

One of the key advantages of applying for nomination under PEI PNP’s Express Entry stream is ─ candidates are not required to have a job offer from an employer in PEI at the time of submitting their expression of interest (EOI). Just like other PNPs, those candidates who are able to secure a nomination from PEI, stand a very good chance of receiving an invitation to apply (ITA) as a PNP nomination adds 600 points to their CRS score. Those candidates who live and work in PEI at the time of application are given priority.

Once, you know that you are eligible to apply for PEI PNP, you can proceed to apply for it. The program, like the other PNPs, works by way of expression of interest (EOI). First, you need to create a profile and submit your EOI on the PEI Expression of Interest system. It is important to note that EOI is a pre-application step only, not the application. After submitting your EOI, you need to wait for receiving your nomination. Once you receive your nomination, it has to be accepted through your MyCIC account online. You need to fill in the relevant application forms and submit them with the required documents after receiving your ITA for permanent residence (PR) visa from IRCC. A non-refundable fee of CAD $300 will need to be paid with the application.

PEI Labour Impact

There are 3 different pathways to permanent residency (PR) through the Labour Impact Category:

  • Skilled Worker Stream
  • Critical Worker Stream
  • International Graduate Stream

Before you submit an Expression of Interest, you need to meet the eligibility criteria for the stream you want to apply. Please refer to the eligibility criteria for each stream below:

Skilled Worker Stream

It is an employer-driven stream that allows employers in PEI to hire workers for high-skilled positions that they are unable to fill through the local job market.

Following is the eligibility criteria for the stream:

  • Full-time long-term (i.e. permanent or a minimum of 2 years) job offer from an employer in PEI in NOC skill level 0, A or B
  • Valid work permit for working in Canada
  • Legal status in the country of residence
  • Ability to attend an interview with office staff from PEI Office of Immigration, if required
  • A post-secondary degree or diploma in a minimum 2-year program
  • Age between 18-59 years
  • Minimum of 2 years of full-time work experience in the past 5 years
  • Language ability in English or French to effectively perform the job offered, language ability to be verified through one of the following ways:
    • language test from an IRCC approved testing institute within the last 2 years with the minimum score of CLB/NCLC 4
    • Employer signed PEI PNP-L06 Employer Language Declaration
    • documents from an internationally recognized institute indicating that the principal language studied was English or French
  • Sufficient financial resources to pay all immigration costs for self and family to settle in PEI
  • A genuine intention to settle in the PEI

Critical Worker Stream

It is an employer-driven stream that allows employers in PEI to hire workers for low-skilled positions that they are unable to fill through the local job market.

Following is the eligibility criteria for the stream:

  • Full-time long-term (i.e. permanent or a minimum of 2 years) job offer from an employer in PEI in NOC skill level C or D
  • Minimum of 6 months of full-time work experience with a PEI employer
  • Valid work permit and legal status in Canada
  • Ability to attend an interview with office staff, if required
  • Minimum education of secondary school
  • Age between 18-59 years
  • Minimum of 2 years of full-time work experience or relevant education in the last 5 years
  • Language test from an IRCC approved testing institute within the last 2 years with the minimum score of CLB/NCLC 4
  • Financial resources to pay all immigration costs for self and family to settle in PEI
  • A genuine intention to settle in the PEI

International Graduates Stream

International Graduates Stream offers nomination for permanent residency to those candidates who have graduated from a publicly-funded PEI post-secondary institution. It is an employer-driven stream that allows employers in PEI to hire workers for high-skilled positions that they are unable to fill through the local job market.

Following is the eligibility criteria for the stream:

  • Full-time long-term (i.e. permanent or minimum of 2 years) job offer from an employer in PEI
  • Valid post-graduate work permit with legal status in Canada
  • Ability to attend an interview with office staff from PEI Office of Immigration, if required
  • Successful completion of a post-secondary degree or diploma from a publicly-funded PEI post-secondary institution
  • Aged between 18-59 years
  • Sufficient language skills in English and/or French language to perform the job offered
  • Sufficient financial resources to pay all immigration costs for self and family to settle in PEI
  • A genuine intention to settle in the PEI

PEI Business Impact

PEI has a pathway for entrepreneurs through the PEI PNP’s Work Permit Stream.

It is meant for the individuals who wish to come to PEI on a work permit and operate a business for a minimum period of 1 year prior to receiving a nomination for permanent residency. Candidates who are invited to apply under this stream, need to sign a Performance Agreement and, if approved, will receive a letter of support from the Office of Immigration to apply for a work permit that is issued by the federal government.

 If the terms and conditions of the Performance Agreement are met, the candidate will receive a nomination for permanent residency.

Following is the eligibility criteria for the Business Impact Category:

  • Minimum verifiable personal net worth of CAD $600,000 which has been accumulated through legal and legitimate sources in your own right
  • Minimum education of secondary school equivalent
  • Age between 21-59 years at the time of application
  • Business ownership experience or transferable management skills and past employment
  • Minimum language requirements equivalent to CLB/NCLC 4
  • Intention to live and work in PEI at the same time providing day-to-day active and ongoing management of own PEI-based business

Once you receive a nomination from the Government of PEI, the next step is to submit your application for Permanent Residency to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) with your nomination certificate attached to it. IRCC will assess your application on the basis of various factors. The processing times might vary.

You need to notify the Office of Immigration immediately, in case there are changes in your circumstances, such as family status, employment, contact information, etc. While for any changes that occur after nomination, you will need to notify both – the Office of Immigration and IRCC.

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