Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program: Your Gateway to Immigrating to PEI

PEI has welcomed over 2,000 new immigrants every year since 2015. Before the launch of the PNP, the province would only welcome less than 200 new immigrants per year.

For 2024, On November 30, PEI invited 69 candidates in a targeted draw for Labour and Express Entry candidates. 

Here are your options for immigrating to PEI:

  • PEI PNP Express Entry
  • Labour Impact Category
  • Business Impact Category

Requirements for PEI PNP Express Entry:

No job offer required

Application fee: CAD $300

Processing time: 6 months

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must have an Express Entry profile.
  • Must be qualified for the Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Worker Program, or Federal Skilled Trades Program. These are the three primary federal economic class immigration programs.

Different requirements for Post-Graduate Work Permit (PGWP) holder or a spousal open work permit holder:

  • PGWP must have at least four months validity when you submit your EOI.
  • You must have studied outside of PEI (or be a spouse to someone who studied outside PEI)
  • Must have at least nine months of work experience under a PEI employer.

How it works:

If you found yourself ready with all the requirements, then first create a profile in the Prince Edward Island Expression of Interest (EOI) system. You need to answer all the questions with all the correct information.

Based on your profile, you will receive a point score according to our selection system points grid (maximum score is 100).

Highest-scoring candidates will be invited to apply for a provincial nomination during regular draws. You’ll receive an email notification if you’re invited.

Complete the application forms and have your employer fill out the necessary forms too.

You need to submit your application within 60 days.

If approved, you’ll receive a provincial nomination and must accept it through your Express Entry account. You’ll likely receive an invitation to apply for permanent residence in the next Express Entry draw.

Requirements for Labour Impact Category: 

It offers three streams. These are:

  1. Skilled Worker Stream

If you are currently working in PEI or have a job offer from a PEI employer, this stream is for you. It’s your chance to make your mark in the PEI workforce.

  1. Critical Worker Stream

This is specially for those workers, who have been already hired by a PEI employer. Also this stream allows your employer to sponsor you for permanent residence in PEI. 

  1. International Graduate Stream

This stream is helpful for those who recently graduate from a recognized PEI university or college. With a job offer from a PEI employer, you can take the next step towards building your career and life in PEI.

The application fee is only CAD $300, and the processing time is quick – 6 months or less.

Minimum requirements:

  • Age between 21 and 59 years old.
  • Full-time permanent job offer or at least two-year job offer from a PEI employer in an eligible position.
  • Sufficient funds to settle in PEI.
  • Intention to reside in PEI.
  • Meet the language requirements of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of 4.

How does it work?

Your first step is to check your eligibility for one of the Labour Impact streams.

If eligible, create and submit your Expression of Interest (EOI) profile.

Based on your profile, you will receive a score on the selection system points grid.

PEI holds regular draws, inviting the highest-scoring candidates to apply for provincial nomination.

If invited, you have 60 days to submit your application and required documents.

If successful, you will receive a provincial nomination certificate, which can be used to apply for Canadian permanent residence.

Requirements for Business Impact Category:

It works in only one category: the work permit stream.

What is a work permit stream?

It’s a unique opportunity for individuals looking to invest in a PEI business. You’ll have the chance to work in Canada while learning the ins and outs of the business on this work permit. Also you can apply for permanent residence through the PEI provincial nomination program afterwards.

Application Fee: Only CAD $10,000. And if your application is declined or withdrawn before the interview, we’ll refund you CAD $7,500.

Processing Time: We’ll have your application processed in 6 months or less.

Minimum requirements:

To be eligible for the Work Permit Stream, you must:

  • Be between 21 and 59 years old.
  • Have a net worth of at least CAD $600,000.
  • Possess at least a secondary education.
  • Have management skills or business ownership experience.
  • Meet the minimum language requirements of CLB 4.
  • Intend to reside and work in PEI.
  • Your business must meet additional requirements.

How does it work?

The first step is to check your eligibility for the Work Permit Stream.

Next create a profile in the PEI Expression of Interest (EOI) system to register your interest. Here you need to give some required information, and your profile should be active for a minimum of six months.

If your profile gets selected, then you will receive an invitation to apply via mail,  along with further instructions. You’ll have 60 days to submit your application.

Get in touch with us if you need help:

Federpath Consultants is one of the leading immigration service providers in Hyderabad. We helped many clients to reach their dream place. If you want to immigrate to Canada, through the PNP, we can help you. Visit our website or follow our Federpath consultant page for more information.

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