Prince Edward Island issues new invitations to Express Entry candidates

Stephen Smith
Published: August 17, 2018

The Atlantic Canada province of Prince Edward Island issued new invitations to candidates in its Express Entry, Labour Impact and Business Impact categories in an Expression of Interest draw held August 16.

A total of 118 invitations were issued in all three categories, of which 111 went to candidates in Prince Edward Island (PEI)'s Express Entry and Labour Impact categories and the remaining seven went to Business Impact candidates.

There was no breakdown of how many invitations went to Express Entry candidates, nor were specific details provided about the candidates who were invited, such as whether they are already working in PEI.

PEI welcomes Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from Express Entry candidates who do not have a job offer in the province. However, those living and working in the province are prioritized.

PEI awards points to candidates in its various immigration categories based on unique points grids that are linked to its Expression of Interest (EOI)-based immigration system. Candidates are awarded a score based on answers submitted during the creation of their EOI profile and are entered into the respective category’s pool.

The minimum point threshold for Business Impact Category candidates was 145 in the August 16 draw, PEI's Office of Immigration reported. No minimum score was provided for the Express Entry and Labour Impact categories.

The first step for anyone interested in immigrating to PEI is to submit an EOI profile. This is not an application for provincial nomination, but rather an indication of one's interest in being considered by PEI's Office of Immigration.

The highest-scoring candidates are invited to submit an application for a provincial nomination from PEI's Office of Immigration.

Candidates in Canada’s federal Express Entry pool who are nominated by PEI receive an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System points.

To find out if you are eligible for any Canadian immigration programs, fill out a free assessment.

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