Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP)

This is a program where skilled expedites are nominated to Canadian federal government for permanent residency. The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program is a pathway through which immigrants can gain access to the province. It is a program that assists in strengthening the local labor market and focuses on economic development within the Prince Edward Island.

Who Can Apply For The Program?

The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program is for foreigners who have acquired skills and experience and meets the established criteria in the province to work in Prince Edward Island. This would enable the immigrants to contribute to the development and enhancement of the economy.

Types of Program

Under the PEI PNP, candidates may apply for any of the following categories:

  • PEI Express Entry
  • Labor Impact Category
  • Business Impact category

PEI Express Entry

This program is for foreigners who intend to apply for permanent residency through the Express Entry immigration selection system using the certificate of the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program. This program increases the chances of foreigners to be invited for the application for permanent residency by the Federal Government of Canada.

This is not an application for the PEI PNP as it is a selection process where applicant’s profile is selected and scored. Those with high scores will become eligible and invited to apply for permanent residence.

Labor Impact

This program lays priority on impacting the PEI labor market with immigrant that possess the needed skills and experience in the market. The labor impact program is for immigrants who show desire to immigrate, settle and work in Prince Edward Island. This category is subdivided into 3 streams which include the skilled workers, critical workers, and international graduate stream.

Skilled Workers

This stream is for immigrants who are skilled, experienced and have received a job offer for from a Prince Edward Island employer. This program was created with the sole purpose of enabling PEI employers to find a skilled workforce that is in limited supply or unavailable in the local market.

Applicants are required to be between the age of 21 and 59. You must have a minimum of 2 years job offer from a PEI employer of an occupation tied to NOC skill level O, A OR B. demonstrable proficiency in English is also required and intent to settle in Prince Edward Island.

Critical Workers

This stream is meant for foreigners that are already offered a job position and working in the Prince Edward Island. Applicants must have a work permit to be able to apply for permanent residency in Canada.

International Graduate Stream

This stream allows PEI employers to employ graduate foreigners from recognized and accredited PEI universities and colleges. Applicants must be within the age range of 21 and 55. A valid post-graduate work permit is required with a sufficient fluency in English or French language.

Business Impact Category

This category is used in nominating foreign entrepreneurs that have the vision and business establishment and management skills into applying for permanent residence in Canada. This category is subdivided into three streams which are the 100% ownership, partial ownership, and work permit.

Processing Time for the Prince Edward Island Nominee Program

The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program application takes about 2-5 weeks to get the PEI PNP processing completed. That of the Canadian Federal government takes up to 6-8 months.

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