The island province of Canada has invited 194 immigrant candidates to take the next step towards permanent residence. The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) has held two invitation rounds so far in July.
The first draw took place on July 10, when the province invited eight Labor Impact and Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination. The Prince Edward Island PNP did not provide a breakdown of the number of applicants invited from each immigration category.
The July 16 draw was considerably larger. There were 157 invited candidates from the Labor Impact and Express Entry categories. The PEP PNP also invited 29 Business Impact candidates that day.
Normally the PEI PNP There follows a predetermined schedule for holding invitations. This year, the coronavirus pandemic threw a wrench into the province’s plans. Prince Edward Island has held two on-schedule draws since March, June 16, and July 18.
The next draw is scheduled for August 20.
PEI PNP for Express Entry Candidates
The Express Entry category of the PEI PNP is aligned with the Canadian government’s Express Entry system.
Express Entry manages applications for three economy class immigration categories: the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program, and the Canadian Experience Category.
Eligible applicants receive a score in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) for their age, professional experience, education, and language skills in English and French.
Express Entry applicants who receive a provincial nomination receive an additional 600 points for their CRS score and are effectively guaranteed an invitation to apply (ITA) for permanent residence in a subsequent Express Entry draw.
To be considered for a PEI Provincial nomination, Express Entry applicants must create an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile with the PEI PNP. EOI profiles are awarded points based on the province’s unique points grid. The highest-rated applicants are then invited to apply through monthly draws.
The PEI PNP did not provide a breakdown of the number of Express Entry and Labor Impact applicants, nor the minimum EOI score required for each category.
Different PEI PNP Categories
Applicants in the Impact on Work category were invited to both rounds this month.
This immigration category is for foreign nationals who have a valid job offer in Prince Edward Island and who are supported by their employer. It is divided into three parts: 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 appointment in the Work Impact category.
On July 16, Prince Edward Island PNP issued invitations to 29 candidates with an EOI profile in Business Impact: Work Permit Stream.
Those invited were required to have a minimum EOI score of 117, the same as the previous Business Impact draw on June 23.
The work permit component is for entrepreneurs who wish to own and operate a business in PEI.
Reference is taken from CIC News
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