Prince Edward Island

The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) was established in 2001 to recruit and retain additional immigrants who can assist the province in meeting economic and labor market demands and achieving economic success.

The PEI PNP targets immigrants who possess the necessary skills, experience, and education to establish themselves on the island. The province is admitting an increasing number of immigrants as a result of the PNP's implementation.

PEI has the highest rate of immigration per capita in Canada. Prior to the pandemic, it had an immigration rate of around 1.6%, compared to approximately 0.9% nationwide. The province has the greatest rate of newcomers as a proportion of its population in Canada.

Since 2015, the province has received around 2,000 new immigrants per year and is anticipated to continue to do so. Prior to the PNP's inception, the province welcomed less than 200 new immigrants each year.

Here are some details on PEI PNP streams

PEI Express Entry
The PEI Express Entry stream enables Express Entry candidates who have been invited by PEI immigration authorities to apply for and receive a provincial nomination, which results in 600 additional Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points and an invitation to apply (ITA) for immigration to Canada in a subsequent Express Entry draw.
The Prince Edward Island Express Entry stream is one of many maintained by the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP), but it is the only one that is aligned with the federal Express Entry system. Outside of Express Entry, there are more PEI PNP streams.

Skilled Worker Outside Canada stream

If you have a work offer in the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island (PEI), you may be eligible to come to Canada via the PEI Provincial Nominee Program's Skilled Worker Outside Canada stream, which is part of the Labor Impact category.

Skilled Worker in PEI stream

Employer-driven stream: This stream permits skilled professionals with an offer of employment in Prince Edward Island to be nominated for Canadian Permanent Residence provided they fulfil the following criteria:

• A full-time job offer from a firm on Prince Edward Island in a skill level "0", "A", or "B" of the National Occupational Classification (NOC);
• Completion of a post-secondary degree, requiring at least 14 years of formal schooling;
• Between the ages of 21 and 55;
• A minimum of two years of full-time job experience during the last five years;
• Proficiency in English or French sufficient to do the job offered;
• Sufficient funds for settlement;
• Indications of a desire to settle on Prince Edward Island.

International Graduate stream
If you graduated from a specified institution or college in Prince Edward Island (PEI) and are now employed in the province, you may be eligible to apply for Canadian permanent residence via the PEI PNP International Graduate stream, which is a subcategory of the Labour Impact category.

Critical Worker stream
The PEI PNP Critical Worker stream may be an option for employees who have a job offer in PEI in a National Occupational Classification (NOC) skill level C or D occupation.
Due to the fact that this stream is targeted at semi-skilled employees, it provides a pathway to Canadian permanent residency for some people who may be ineligible to seek immigration through the Express Entry system.



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