Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP)
Prince Edward Island, located off the eastern coast of Canada, is the smallest province and is predominantly known as the “birthplace of confederation”. It is home to magnificent coasts, lush farmlands with booming agriculture tourism and fishing.
The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP), a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), is for immigrants with business expertise, skilled workers, and young graduates who recently completed their post-secondary education. After receiving a Prince Edward Island Provincial Nomination Certificate, candidates can apply for Canadian permanent residence with the Government of Canada.
PEI PNP Streams
PEI PNP Express Entry
Candidates who qualify to enter the federal Express Entry pool and show intent to reside and work in PEI may apply to PEI Express Entry category. This stream does not necessarily require a candidate to hold a job offer, nevertheless, applicants currently living and working in PEI are given top priority. Applicants with a valid employment offer are also evaluated differently in the PEI Express Entry Ranking System. Candidates must qualify under one of the following federal economic immigration classes managed through the Express Entry system:
An individual is not eligible to apply if:
The PEI labour impact category is for individual who have the desired skills and experience to meet the needs of PEI’s local market. This category is further divided into the following streams:
Skilled Workers in PEI
The Skilled Workers in PEI stream seeks foreign workers employed in PEI to fulfill skilled positions due to shortage in the local labour force. A candidate applying under the PEI Skilled Worker stream must:
Skilled Workers outside Canada
This stream is for foreign workers who currently reside outside of Canada and have a legitimate job offer from an eligible PEI employer. A candidate applying under the Skilled Workers outside Canada stream must:
The Critical Workers targets foreign workers to fulfill intermediate skilled positions due to scarcity in the local labour force. To qualify for the critical worker stream, applicant must:
The International Graduate stream is for fresh graduates from PEI post-secondary institute who can meet the local labour market needs. To qualify under this stream, the candidate must:
Business Impact Category
The Business Impact Stream is relevant for individual with business ownership or management experience who wants to establish in PEI. Entrepreneurs looking to purchase an existing business in PEI must first obtain approval from the PEI Office of Immigration to ensure that the business meets program criteria. To be considered an eligible business under the Business Impact Category, the business must: