Looking to move to Canada? The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program may be the perfect option for you! This program allows the province to nominate individuals for permanent residency in Canada. If you are interested in applying, this guide will tell you everything you need to know about the process. We will discuss eligibility requirements, application procedures, and what to expect after you submit your application.

Introduction

Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada's smallest province located on the east coast of North America, is the ideal place to study, live, work and raise a family. The province offers many benefits such as a low cost of living, beautiful scenery and a high quality of life. Life is pretty comfortable on Prince Edward Island, with affordable housing, heating and overall cost of living. PEI is best known for its beautiful scenery and fresh seafood. PEI is a great place to start or grow your career, with plenty of opportunities for entrepreneurs. The business community here is friendly and supportive, so you can feel confident taking the next step in your journey.

Prince Edward Island PNP is a great option for those looking to immigrate to Canada. Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program makes it easy for individuals to apply for permanent residency in Canada. Each year PEI welcomes about 1,000 newcomers from all over the globe. Community agencies provide settlement services focused on employment programs and language training to help make PEI feel like home.

What is Prince Edward Island PNP?

  • The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) is an immigration program that allows the province to nominate individuals for permanent residency in Canada. The program is designed to attract and retain skilled workers, entrepreneurs and international students who will contribute to the economy of Prince Edward Island.
  • The Office of Immigration has unveiled a new Expression of Interest System. To apply for permanent residency through the Business Impact Category, Express Entry or Labour Impact category, all foreign nationals must create an account and profile on PEI’s online Expression of Interest System.

The process of immigrating through any of these categories is as follows:

Step 1: You must first create an account and submit your profile to the Expression of Interest system

Step 2: The candidates who score the highest and meet the qualifications, with a connection to Prince Edward Island, will be invited by our office to submit an application to the PEI PNP.

Step 3: After a careful review of your paper application, the Office of Immigration in Prince Edward Island will nominate successful candidates to apply for permanent residency with the Government of Canada.

Streams under Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program

The PEI PNP provides the opportunity for immigrants to be nominated by the province through one of its multiple immigration streams. Depending on which category they fall into, this could help speed up their permanent residence in Canada:

  • PEI Express Entry
  • PEI Labour Impact
  • PEI Business Impact
Various streams under Prince Edward Island PNP infographic
Streams of Prince Edward Island PNP Program

PEI Express Entry

To be eligible for the PEI PNP Express Entry stream, applicants must be registered in the Federal Express Entry pool. To submit a profile to the pool, applicants must be eligible for at least one of three federal Economic programs.

Eligibility and Requirements

To be eligible for nomination through PEI Express Entry:

  • There are two ways to obtain permanent residency in Prince Edward Island through the PEI Express Entry Category, depending on whether you have a job offer or not.
  • You must meet the requirements of at least one of the Federal Economic Immigration programs: - the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program, and the Canadian Experience Class.

If applying for Federal Skilled Worker Program

  • You must first create a profile and be entered into the pool of candidates.
  • Job Offer: You do not need job offer from the employer while submitting Expression of Interest.
  • Language proficiency in English at CLB level 7
  • Education: At least High school diploma
  • Work experience: 1 year continuous full time paid skilled work
  • You do not require any investment.
  • Should meet 67 points in six selection factor

If applying for the Canadian Experience Class

  • Education: No minimum education requirement
  • Work experience: Need to have at least one year of full-time Canadian skilled work experience at the position at NOC skill level O, A and B
  • Language proficiency in English or French for NOC O and A- CLB 7 and for NOC B-CLB 5

If applying for the Federal Skilled Trades Program,

  • Education: No minimum education requirement
  • Work experience: Need to have at least 2 years of full-time work experience in a skilled trade occupation within last 5 years
  • Job Offer: Have a job offer in Canada or have obtained a certificate of qualification from the Canadian government for skilled trade work.
  • Language proficiency in English or French at CLB Level 5 for speaking and listening and CLB 4 for reading and writing.

PEI Labour Impact

The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program offers three paths to permanent residency through the Labour Impact Category:

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

Skilled Worker Outside Canada Stream

Eligibility Criteria

  • You must have legal status in your home country.
  • Age: Between 18 and 59.
  • Education: At least 2 year post-secondary degree or diploma
  • 2 years of work experience in the past 5 years
  • Job offer: Have a full-time job offer for minimum 2 years in a skilled position as per NOC skill level O, A, or B from an employer in Prince Edward Island
  • Language proficiency: Have scored minimum CLB 4 in English or French in the a language test approved by IRCC.
  • Settlement funds: Have sufficient money to bear the expenses
  • Demonstrate a genuine intention to settle in PEI.

Critical Worker Stream

If you are currently working in Prince Edward Island and want to apply for permanent residence, the province's Critical Worker program is the best option. The PEI Critical Worker program aims to assist businesses on the Island to fill intermediate-skilled jobs that they are unable to fill with local workers.

Eligibility Criteria

  • To be eligible to apply for the PEI Critical Worker stream you must have a valid work permit and legal status in Canada
  • Age: Between 18 and 59
  • Education: Minimum Secondary school diploma
  • Language Proficiency: Minimum score of CLB/NCLC 4
  • Job Offer: Full-time, non-seasonable job offer from an employer in PE in an intermediate-skilled position defined in skill level C or D.
  • Work experience: 6 months full-time for the PEI employer, minimum two years of full-time work experience or relevant education in the past five years
  • Settlement Funds: Have sufficient money to bear all immigration costs.
  • Demonstrate a genuine intention to settle in PEI.

International Graduate Stream

Eligibility Criteria

  • If you graduated recently from an approved PEI publicly-funded post-secondary institution and have a valid Post-Graduate Work Permit, you can take advantage of the International Graduate program.
  • Age: Between 18 and 59
  • Education: completed a post-secondary program from an approved PEI publicly-funded post-secondary institution
  • Language Proficiency:
    • If the job is in high skilled occupation defined under NOC Skill Level 0, A or B then no specific requirement but should be able to communicate in English or French and provide a completed PEIW-02: Workforce Job Offer Form.
    • If the job is in an intermediate-skilled position under NOC Skill Level C or D; then you must have scored minimum CLB 4 in English or French in the a language test approved by IRCC
  • Job: Offer: Full-time, non-seasonal permanent job offer (of minimum 2 years) from a PEI employer.
  • be able to attend an interview with staff from the Office, if required
  • Settlement Funds: Have sufficient money to bear all immigration costs.
  • Demonstrate a genuine intention to settle in PEI.

PEI Workforce Category

Occupations in Demand

This is an employer-driven program allowing Island employers to fill specific positions that they are unable to fill through the local job market. This stream may be utilized for talent recruitment inside and outside of Canada.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply for the PEI Critical Worker stream you must have a valid work permit and legal status in Canada

  • Age: Between 18 and 59
  • Education: Minimum Secondary school diploma
  • Language Proficiency: Minimum score of CLB/NCLC 4
  • Job Offer: Full-time, non-seasonable job offer from an employer in PE in either
    • NOC 3413 (Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates);
    • NOC 7511 (Transport truck drivers);
    • NOC 7611 (Construction trades helpers and labourers); or
    • NOC 6731 (Light duty cleaners).
  • Work experience: Must have one year of work experience directly related to the job offered by a PEI employer
  • Settlement Funds: Have sufficient money to bear all immigration costs.
  • Demonstrate a genuine intention to settle in PEI.

Intermediate Experience Stream

The PEI Intermediate Experience stream is employer-driven, allowing Island employers to fill intermediate-skilled positions that they are unable to fill through the local job market.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply for the PEI Critical Worker stream you must have a valid work permit and legal status in Canada

  • Age: Between 18 and 59
  • Education: Minimum Secondary school diploma
  • Language Proficiency: Minimum score of CLB/NCLC 4
  • Job Offer: Full-time, non-seasonable job offer from an employer in PE in an intermediate-skilled position defined in skill level C.
  • Work experience: 6 months full-time Canadian work experience that was gained while on a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) based work permit, and be relevant to the current position the individual is offered in PE
  • Have a minimum two years of full‐time work experience or relevant education in the past five years
  • Settlement Funds: Have sufficient money to bear all immigration costs.
  • Demonstrate a genuine intention to settle in PEI.

PEI Business Impact

Work Permit Stream

As an entrepreneur, you may immigrate to Prince Edward Island. If you own a business or have experience managing one and you're looking to become a permanent Canadian resident, this stream is perfect for you.

Eligibility Criteria

  • To be eligible for nomination through the Work Permit stream, you must:
  • Education: At least secondary school
  • Age: 21-59 years
  • Experience: Business ownership or management experience
  • Personal wealth: Minimum verifiable personal net worth of $600,000.
  • Language proficiency equivalent to a CLB 4.

Application Process of PEI PNP

STEP 1

If you fulfil the requirements of the category in which you wish to apply, you must first create profile in the Prince Edward Island Expression of Interest system.

STEP 2

You will be required to give a valid email address and other identification information, such as your passport details, in order to establish an account.

STEP 3

You will be able to finish your profile once your account has been validated.

STEP 4

In order to maintain active status, applicants can only have one profile open at a time.

Your profile will be active for a period of six months. You must check the information in your profile against reality and confirm it.

STEP 5

You are free to modify your profile if the circumstances surrounding your application change prior to being invited to apply. If anything in your life changes after you receive an invitation to apply, notify the Office as soon as possible. This new information could affect the final decision about your application.

STEP 6

If you are invited to submit an application, you will receive an email notification with your file number and instructions for uploading it.

STEP 7

In order to apply, you and your employer must fill out the necessary forms.

PEI PNP latest draw

15th Sep 2022

The Prince Edward Island provincial government has issued invitations to apply for Canada immigration to 147 skilled workers and entrepreneurs. This is the largest draw of 2022 so far.

The candidates were selected through the Express Entry, Business Impact and Labour programs.

A total of 142 invitations were given to Labour Impact and Express Entry candidates, while 5 Business Impact candidates received invitations.

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FAQs

What is the population of Prince Edward Island?

The estimated population of Prince Edward Island is 167,680 as of April 1, 2022.

What is the minimum score for PEI PNP?

The minimum score for PEI PNP is 60 points.

 

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