Prince Edward Island issued 143 invitations to Express Entry and Labour Impact candidates to apply for provincial nomination through PEI Provincial Nomination Program (PNP) on 20th February 2020. The PEI PNP neither disclose the breakdown of Express Entry and Labour Impact candidates invitations nor the minimum EOI score required for each category.
PEI PNP also invited 10 candidates from Business Work Permit Entrepreneur category for nomination, while the minimum EOI score was 122.
Prince Edward Island Express Entry
The PEI PNP is aligned with Express Entry System, which manages the applications for three economic class immigration categories: the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and Canadian Experience Class.
Express Entry candidates create profiles that are put into a pool and are given a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score for human capital factors such as age, work experience, education, and official language proficiency and get 600 additional points once they receive a provincial nomination which makes guaranteed of issuing ITA (Invitation to Apply) from the Federal Government in a next Express Entry draw.
Express Entry candidates also create an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile with the PEI PNP for getting provincial nomination from PEI Government. EOI profiles are given points based on the province’s unique points grid. The highest-scoring candidates are then invited to apply through monthly draws.
This immigration category is for foreign nationals who have a valid job offer in PEI, and have support from their employer. It is divided into three streams: Skilled Worker, Critical Worker, and International Graduate.
Candidates in this category must also submit an EOI profile in order to be considered for a provincial nomination through the Labour Impact Category.
Business Work Permit Entrepreneurs
This Stream is for entrepreneurs who wish to own and operate a business in Prince Edward Island.