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Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program – FAQs


What is Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP)?

The PEIP PNP is the key immigration program of the Prince Edward Iceland in Canada. It accepts the nomination applications from highly skilled applicants and subsequently nominates them for PR in the province of Prince Edward Island. The program aims to invite the highly skilled candidates who can meet the economy and labour market requirements of the province.

What are the key streams of Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP)?

Below are the key streams of PEI PNP:

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

What is the process of PEI PNP?

The PEI PNP process can be divided in two fundamental steps, i.e.

  • Submit the complete application along with the essential documents to the PEI PNP. The application will get processed, which will take processing time three months or even more depending on the individual applications. The nomination will be issued by the province if you will be selected.
  • Once the nomination is received, apply to IRCC (Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada) for permanent residency visa to live and work in the Prince Edward Iceland indefinitely. You need to apply for PR Visa within six months of the receipt of nomination from the province. Attach all the key documents along with health and character certifications.

What is the Labour Impact Stream of PEI PNP?

This particular stream has been designed for the individuals who have the skills and experience required by the labour market of Prince Edwards Iceland.


This stream can be divided in to three sub-categories, i.e.

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

 What is the Express Entry stream of PEI PNP?

This particular stream is for the candidates who have intent to live and work permanently in Prince Edward Iceland and who also qualify for express entyr pool under any of the three categories of Federal Economic program, i.e.

  • Federal Skilled Worker (FSW)
  • Federal Skilled Trades
  • Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

Once you are registered in express entry and shown interest to settle in PEI, your profile can be viewed and selected by the PEI PNP authorities. If your skills and experience match the labour market needs of the PEI, you can be invited to apply for nomination through PEI PNP. The nomination from PEI allocates you additional 600 CRS points in express entry, ensuring your ITA (invitation to apply) for PR Visa.

What is Business Impact Stream of PEI PNP?

This particular stream is for the applicants who are willing to invest and operate a business in the province of Prince Edward Iceland. This particular stream can be divided in to three main sub-categories, i.e.

  • Work Permit Stream
  • Partial Ownership Stream
  • 100% Ownership Stream

Is a person need to permanently settle in PEI after getting selected for PR via PEI PNP?

Well, as per the PEI PNP process you need to show the intent to live and settle in the province of PEI on a permanent basis and also require submitting the settlement plan for the same. However, as per Canadian law, once you have got the Permanent Residency Status or citizenship of Canada, you are free to live and work anywhere in Canada.

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