Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program(PEI PNP)

Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP)

Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP)

The PEI PNP accepts applications under three major immigration categories:

  • PEI PNP Express Entry
  • Labour Impact Category
  • Business Impact Category

PEI PNP Express Entry

Candidates who are eligible to enter the Express Entry pool and are interested in living and working in Prince Edward Island may apply to the PEI PNP Express Entry Category. Eligible applicants may benefit from processing times of six months or less. The PEI PNP does not guarantee that all Express Entry profiles submitted will be reviewed or accepted. Only those applicants with skills matching current identified labour needs for the province will be considered.

Contact us to know more about the eligibility requirements to apply for the PEI PNP Express Entry. 

Labour Impact Category

The province accepts applications under this category from individuals who possess skills and experience that are needed in PEI’s labour market. This category is divided into three streams. They are as follows:

Skilled Worker Stream

This stream is for workers who have been identified or hired by a PEI employer. To apply to this stream, an individual must be either currently working in PEI or have a job offer from an employer in the province. Eligible applicants will work in a skilled profession and possess relevant experience and at least a post-secondary degree or diploma.

Contact us to know more about eligibility requirements to apply for the Skilled Worker Stream. 

Critical Worker Stream

This stream is for workers who have already been hired by a PEI employer, and whose employer would like to sponsor them for permanent residency. Eligible applicants can work in a semi-skilled or unskilled profession.

Contact us to know more about the eligibility requirements of the Critical Worker Stream. 

International Graduate Stream

This stream is for recent graduates from recognized accredited Prince Edward Island universities and colleges who have already been hired by a PEI employer. Eligible applicants will work in a skilled profession in their field of study.

Contact us to know more about the eligibility requirements for the International Graduate Stream. 

Business Impact Category

Work Permit Stream

This stream helps individuals who wish to invest in a PEI business to transition to PEI on a work permit prior to receiving a provincial nomination. During their time on a work permit, applicants are expected to begin working in Canada and to learn about the business in which he or she will be investing.

Contact us to know more about eligibility requirements for the Work Permit Stream.

Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program

Prince Edward Island is one of four Atlantic provinces working in partnership with the Government of Canada to recruit foreign workers to fill jobs in Atlantic Region that have not been filled locally. Foreign nationals interested in participating in the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) may be residing abroad or on temporary status in Canada at the time of applying to the program.

All applicants to the pilot must have a job offer from a designated employer that meets the requirements of the program.

FAQ

1Does Prince Edward Island have an immigration stream aligned with the federal Express Entry immigration selection system?
Yes, PEI has an immigration stream aligned with the federal Express Entry immigration selection system, also referred to as an enhanced Express Entry stream. This stream is called PEI PNP Express Entry (see question 6 for more information). By receiving an enhanced provincial nomination from this stream, candidates receive an extra 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points, resulting in an Invitation To Apply (ITA) for permanent residence being issued at a subsequent draw from the Express Entry pool.
2What is the Business Impact Category?
The province accepts expressions of interest under this category from foreign nationals who wish to invest in and actively manage a business in PEI. The category consists of one stream: • Work Permit Stream
3What is the Labour Impact Category?

The province accepts applications under this category from individuals who possess skills and experience that are needed in PEI’s labour market. The category is divided into three sub-categories:

  • Skilled Worker Stream
  • Critical Worker Stream
  • International Graduate Stream
4 What is the PEI PNP Express Entry Stream?
Candidates who are eligible to enter the Express Entry pool by qualifying for one of the federal economic immigration programs (Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class, or Canadian Experience Class) and who are interested in living and working in Prince Edward Island may apply to the PEI PNP Express Entry Stream. Eligible applicants may benefit from processing times of six months or less. The PEI PNP does not guarantee that all Express Entry profiles submitted will be reviewed or accepted. Only those applicants with skills matching current identified labour needs for the province will be considered.
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