Prince Edward Island invited 211 immigration candidates for provincial nomination

PEI PNP

Prince Edward Island (PEI) has released details of its recent Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw that took place on October 15, 2020.

A total of 211 invitations were issued to immigration candidates under the Express Entry, Labour Impact and Business Impact categories of PEI PNP.

BREAKTHROUGH OF INVITATIONS

Majority of the invitations issued in this draw- 184 went to Express Entry and Labour Impact candidates. However, the PEI PNP did not provide a breakdown of how many Express Entry and Labour Impact candidates were invited, nor the minimum EOI score required for each category.

While the remaining 27 invites were issued to Business Impact candidates who had a minimum point threshold of 97.

Express Entry & Labour Impact  Invitations Business Work Permit
Entrepreneur Invitations
Minimum Point Threshold
for Business Invitations
184 27 97

PEI EXPRESS ENTRY CATEGORY

PEI PNP’s Express Entry Category is for candidates with a profile in the federal Express Entry system.

Express Entry candidates, who would like to be considered for a provincial nomination from the province, need to create a separate EOI profile with the PEI PNP.

These profiles are given a score on the basis of information provided in their EOI based on factors such as education, work experience and proficiency in English or French. The highest-ranked candidates are invited to apply for a provincial nomination through regular draws.

LABOUR IMPACT CATEGORY

PEI PNP’s Labour Impact Category is not aligned with the Express Entry system and is designed for foreign nationals with a valid job offer in the province and support from a PEI employer.

Candidates in this category may fall under three possible streams: Skilled Worker (in PEI and outside Canada), Critical Worker and International Graduate.

BUSINESS IMPACT: WORK PERMIT STREAM

PEI’s Entrepreneur: Work Permit Stream is for individuals who are interested in owning and operating a business in the province.

Candidates, who want to apply through this Stream, need to first apply for a letter of support from the PEI PNP for a temporary work permit. Those candidates who accomplish the terms and conditions of their business performance agreement are then awarded a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence from PEI.

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