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Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP)

The PEI is the smallest province in Canada, with farming being the prime industry in the region. It is the 23rd largest island in Canada and a wonderful place to live and work.

Prince Edward Island (PEI) is the smallest province of Canada in land area and population. Farming is the key industry in the province. Halifax, Nova Scotia is one of its closest neighbouring cities. The main island is 23rd largest in Canada and with Charlottetown being its capital. PEI is responsible for about 25% of Potato production in Canada.

The PEI selects the appropriate immigrants for its province through its PNP program, i.e. Prince Edward Island’s Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP). It assess the applicants based on their skills, experience, and adaptability to settle and work in the province. The selected candidates under the program receive the provincial nominee certificate, which makes them eligible to apply for PR in Canada to settle and work in Prince Edward Island.

What are the main streams of PEI PNP?

The PEI PNP invites and accepts the nomination applications under 3 of its key streams:

  • PEI PNP Express Entry category¬†
  • Business Impact Category
  • Labour Impact Category

PEI PNP -Express Entry Category

It is for the eligible candidates registered in Express Entry System and placed in Express Entry Pool. Such candidates can apply to the PEI PNP Express Entry Stream. The PEI will assess your profile in EE pool. If they find it suitable, you can get the invitation to apply for EE stream of the PNP.

The processing time of Express Entry is faster than the many other immigration programs in Canada. The Express Entry aligned stream of PEI PNP is mostly popular among the skilled workers as it invites the express entry candidates with a low immigration point score.

Hence, the applicants who are not getting Canada PR invitation through express entry due to low CRS score has a chance to get nomination for Canada PR through EE stream of PEI PNP.

The nomination received through PEI makes you eligible to receive 600 additional CRS points in express entry system and hence, help you get Canada PR invitation from IRCC.

Eligibility criteria

To get the Nomination through PEI Express Entry, you need to:

  • meet the requirements of at least one of the Federal Economic Immigration programs:
  • Federal Skilled Worker Program;
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program; or
  • Canadian Experience Class
  • Register a Federal Express Entry Profile and find a place in the Express Entry pool of candidates.

If you meet the above criteria, you can create a profile in the PEI’s Expression of Interest system.

Business Impact Category

This category is for the applicants who are willing to invest in and actively operate a PEI business. There are three sub-categories under this stream:

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

Labour Impact Category

This stream is for applicants who possess the skills and experience needed in the province of PEI’s labour market. This category has two separate sub-categories:

Skilled Worker Stream¬†‚ÄstThis particular category is for skilled workers, acknowledged or employed by an employer in PEI. Under this category, the selected candidates need to have a required experience and minimum post-secondary degree or diploma, as they will be working in a skilled profession.

Key Requirements

Need to Show a genuine desire to settle in PEI

  • Need to Show enough funds to settle in PEI
  • need to have a minimum of 2 years of full-time work experience in the last five years
  • need to have a minimum of 2 years post-secondary degree or diploma
  • need to face an interview in PEI, if needed
  • need to have legal status in the country of residence
  • Possess a genuine work permit, if presently working with a PEI employer;
  • need to have a full-time, long-term (minimum two years) employment offer from an employer in PEI in a skilled position as per NOC (NOC 0, A or B level)
  • Applicant need to be between 21 and 59 years of age
  • Need to know appropriate English or French to do the job in PEI.

Critical Worker Stream¬†‚ÄstThis stream is for the skilled workers, already employed by an employer in PEI, and their employer desire to sponsor them for PR in the province. The selected candidates in this category will be working in a semi-skilled or unskilled profession.

Key requirements

  • Applicant need to be between 21 and 59 years of age
  • Need to have a full-time; long-term (minimum two years) employment offer from a PEI employer in semi-skilled or unskilled positions as per NOC (levels C and D).
  • Must have worked at least six months full-time for an employer in PEI
  • Possess a genuine work permit
  • Need to have legal status in the country of residence;
  • Need to have a minimum high school education
  • Require to face an interview in PEI, if needed
  • Need to have a minimum of 2 years of full-time work experience or relevant education in the last five years
  • Show enough funds to settle in PEI
  • Show a genuine desire to settle in PEI
  • Need to give an IELTS test result showing a minimum score of CLB 4

International Graduate Stream- This is an employer-driven stream that allows PEI employers to hire recent graduates from recognized accredited PEI universities and colleges.

Key Requirements

  • Applicant need to be between 21 and 55 years of age;
  • Need to have a full-time, permanent employment offer in their field of education from an employer in PEI in a skilled position NOC (0, A or B level)
  • Need to have worked a minimum of 6 months for the employer of PEI
  • Need to have legal status in Canada
  • Need to have a genuine post-graduate work permit
  • Need to face an interview in PEI, if needed
  • Must have completed a minimum two-year diploma or degree program while studying full-time
  • Hold a genuine diploma/degree from the authorized accredited PEI University or College
  • Must have appropriate English and/or French language ability to do the job offered by an employer in PEI
  • Show enough funds to settle in PEI
  • Need to show a real desire to settle in PEI.

Apply Canada PR through best PNP- Contact Visas Avenue for assistance

If you wish to apply and get Canada via best PNP based on your profile, you may get in touch with Visas Avenue for trusted advice, assistance and support.

The skilled and trusted visa and immigration experts at Visas Avenue have years of experience and expertise in Canadian immigration. You can prepare your immigration file for PEI PNP under Visas Avenue Immigration expert and consultant guidance. Visas Avenue is a trusted Immigration Advisory Service specialized in Canada immigration and permanent residency process.

To start your Canada immigration process with Visas Avenue at earliest, you may call Visas Avenue migration experts on¬†Toll-Free Number‚Äst78-18-000-777. Moreover, to get your eligibility checked and subsequently, get a call from the expert, you may fill the¬†free assessment form.

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