Prince Edward Island invites 135 immigration candidates in new Expression of Interest draw

CIC News
Published: July 22, 2019

Prince Edward Island issued 135 new invitations to immigration candidates in its Express Entry, Labour Impact and Business Impact categories in a new draw held July 18. 

The invitations were issued by the province's immigrant nominee program, the PEI PNP.

Prince Edward Island, commonly referred to as PEI, is one of nine Canadian provinces that take part in Canada's Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).

The PNP allows participating provinces to nominate foreign workers, international graduates and entrepreneurs for Canadian permanent residence.

The PEI PNP’s Express Entry Category is linked to the federal Express Entry system and allows the province to nominate Federal Skilled Worker ClassFederal Skilled Trades Class and Canadian Experience Class candidates for permanent residence. 

Candidates in the federal Express Entry system who receive a provincial nomination receive an additional 600 points toward their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score and are effectively guaranteed an invitation to apply for permanent residence. 

Find out if you are eligible to enter the Express Entry pool

PEI’s Labour Impact Category is not aligned with the Express Entry system and is divided into three streams — Skilled Workers (in PEI and outside Canada), International Graduates and Critical Workers.

Candidates for these streams must be working in PEI or have an eligible full-time, long-term job offer from an employer in the province, among other criteria.

Candidates in the PEI PNP’s Express Entry and Labour Impact categories who received an invitation can apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.

Business candidates invited through the province's Entrepreneur: Work Permit Stream first apply for a letter of support from the PEI PNP for a temporary work permit. Candidates who fulfil the terms and conditions of their business performance agreement then receive a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence. 

Expression of Interest

In order to be considered for immigration to PEI through its Express Entry, Labour Impact and Business Impact categories, interested candidates must first submit an Expression of Interest to the PEI PNP. 

An Expression of Interest is not an application but is instead a way of notifying the PEI PNP that you would like to be considered for a provincial nomination.

Eligible candidates for each category are entered into a pool and assigned a score based on the answers provided in their EOI.

The highest-ranked candidates are then invited to apply through monthly draws from each pool. 

The PEI PNP does not provide the minimum score for Express Entry and Labour Impact candidates in the July 18 draw. 

The minimum score for Business Impact candidates was 112.

Find out if you are eligible for Canadian immigration

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