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Prince Edward Island - Provincial Nomination Program

Prince Edward Island is one of the eastern Canada's maritime province. It is smallest province according to both land area and population. PEI is the only province who does not have its boundary. The total area of PEI is 5,660 km square and population is 140,204. It is the land of agriculture and pastoral scenery. PEI is located west of Cape Breton Island, North of the Nova Scotia and East of New Brunswick. The climate of the Island is considered to be moderate and strongly influenced by surrounding areas. Winters are usually cold and long. The climate is considered to be more continental and ocean.

The province of PEI welcomes newcomers who wish to shift or settle in the small province of Canada. The PEI PNP is provincial programme of Prince Edward Island. With the help of this program, prospective newcomers who are qualified required skills and experience, receive certificate of province of PEI. Through this certificate individuals can able to get permanent residence for PEI province.
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There are 3 different streams under the PEI province program:

  • PEI PNP express entry stream
  • Labour impact scheme
  • Business Impact Scheme

PEI PNP express entry stream: The express entry stream of PEI is for those who meet with eligibility criteria and skills. Once all the criteria decided by the government of Canada meet then a profile is created. The profile that scored highest rank is eligible to apply for permanent residence.

Eligibility Requirement of PEI PNP Province:

  • To qualify this stream candidate must eligible one of the immigration program: Federal skilled worker, federal skilled trade and Canadian experienced class.

Labour impact scheme: The labour impact scheme is focused on changing market needs of Prince Edward Island industries. The labour impact category facilities and provide opportunities for PEI business and potential of new candidates. There are three streams under the labour impact scheme of PEI PNP:

  • Skilled worker stream
  • Critical worker stream
  • International graduate stream

Skilled worker stream: Skilled worker stream that employer hired a foreign worker may support that worker to obtain permanent residence visa through the PEI PNP skilled worker stream.
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Selection of Skilled Worker Criteria:

  • Have a full - time, long term job offer from PEI employer
  • Have a valid work visa if that individuals currently working in PEI
  • Have a legal status in country in residence
  • Age must be Between 21 to 59 years
  • Must have language proficiency

Critical Worker stream: the employer of PEI hired a foreign worker may support the candidates to obtain the PR of Canada under PEI province program.

The Selection of Criteria:

  • Have a full - time, long term job offer from PEI employer
  • Have a valid work visa if that individuals currently working in PEI
  • Have a legal status in country in residence
  • Age must be Between 21 to 59 years
  • Must have language proficiency

International Graduate stream: For international Graduate, they must have a full - time In the similar field they have studied. The International graduate must have a valid post graduate work permit and expected to have worked a minimum a six months with the Prince Edward Island employer in the position in which application has been submitted for nomination.
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The Selection of Criteria:

  • Have a full - time, long term job offer from PEI employer
  • Must have worked minimum 6 months for PEI employer
  • Must have legal status in Canada
  • Must have valid post - graduate work permit
  • Age must be between 21 to 55 years
  • Must have skills English/ French language to perform the job offered by PEI employer

Business Impact Criteria: The PEI PNP business impact criteria is the opportunity for foreign national to be nominate by PEI to become permanent resident of Canada. Under this category, the applicant must start its business and invest their capital in business in the PEI. Under this category, the applicant may start their business and can get 100% profit and purchase partial ownership.

Business impact stream again classified into three streams:

  • 100% Ownership criteria
  • Partial Ownership criteria
  • Work Permit Criteria

100% ownership criteria: 100% ownership stream criteria stream is looking for interested business persons who can contribute to PEI economy. A healthy business environment and strong capital investment with a diverse and skilled labour market makes Prince Edward Island an ideal location to invest and operate a business.

The Selection of Criteria:

  • Complete and submit all required federal and PNP forms and supporting document
  • Must have minimum qualification that is high school
  • Must have management skills
  • Age limit must be 21 - 59 years

Partial Ownership criteria: The Partial Ownership Stream of the PEI PNP considers applications from experienced business managers and entrepreneurs. The individuals must plan to become a partial owner of an existing and eligible Prince Edward Island business, through investing in existing business and being involved in its day to day operations in Prince Edward Island.

The Selection of Criteria:

  • Submit all required document which need in federal and provincial PNP
  • Must have minimum qualification that is high school
  • Must have skills to run a business
  • Age limit must be 21 - 59 years

Work Permit Criteria: The work permit criteria stream of PEI PNP considers applications from experienced managers. Under this stream applicants must plan to obtain their permit and become a sole or partial owner of a business.
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The Selection of Criteria:

  • Submit all required document which required Federal and provincial PNP.
  • Must have minimum qualification i.e. high school
  • Must have scored minimum IELTS band

New Expression of Interest System

PEI PNP has invites applicants through new expression of interest system that manages profiles through various streams under Prince Edward Island. The streams are: PEI Express Entry, Business Impact Category and Labour Impact Category. The interested applicants willing to apply for PEI PNP must create an account and submit profile in the EOI system.

The candidates with the top scores and connection to the province receive invitation to complete and submit application to apply for PEI PNP. After the review of the application, the province gives provincial nomination to the selected candidates that further boost the immigration chances.

PEI EOI Latest Draws

The office of Prince Edward Island has invited skilled and qualified workers under its regular periodic draws for different streams namely Labour and Express Entry Stream, Business Stream etc.

Please find the result of latest PEI PNP EOI draws conducted recently by the office of Prince Edward Island.

If you wish to seek Canadian Permanent Residency and its different permanent residency programs, feel free to contact our immigration experts. Connect to our team of experts at info@aptechvisa.com or better still, fill the free assessment form!


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