Prince Edward Island (PEI) invited 161 immigration candidates to apply for provincial nomination on August 19


Prince Edward Island (PEI) invited 161 immigration candidates to apply for provincial nomination for Canadian Permanent Residency in new PNP Draw on August 19.

Out of total 161 invites issued, 152 went to immigration candidates through the Express Entry and Labour Impact streams of the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP).

The PEI PNP, however, did not provide a breakdown of how many Express Entry and Labour Impact candidates were invited, nor the minimum Expression of Interest (EOI) score required for each category.

Another 09 invitations were issued to Business Impact candidates under the Work Permit Stream. The invited Business Impact candidates had a minimum point threshold of 72.


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.

Express Entry candidates with a provincial nomination get an additional 600 point toward their overall Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score, which effectively guarantees them an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in a subsequent Express Entry draw.


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.


PEI PNP’s Business Impact: Work Permit Stream is for individuals interested in owning and operating a business on the island. This stream also operates on a points-based EOI system.

The PEI PNP has now invited a total of 1,194 immigration candidates through total 8 immigration draws conducted so far this year.  The next PEI PNP draw is scheduled to be held on September 16, 2021.

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