It’s no secret that many people around the world want to immigrate to Canada. However, due to the volume of interested applicants, an immigration file can take up to 3 years to be reviewed by the government.
If there is any discrepancy with the information provided, this process may take even longer. Because of the long waiting period for immigrants seeking residency, the federal government has developed Provincial Nominee Programs.
The Provincial Nominee Program of Prince Edward Island is called PEI PNP. It has a different Canada PR Visa process than the Express entry program. Applicants interested in moving to Prince Edward Island must submit their expression of interest online through their portal. They accept applications in three broad categories of immigration –
There are 3 different pathways to permanent residency (PR) through the Labour Impact Category with different Canada PR Visa process:
Here are the minimum requirements for the above mentioned PEI PNP immigration streams:
This is an immigration stream that is focused on provincial employers. It helps them to hire skilled immigrants and nominate them to live in the province as permanent residents.
This immigration stream helps the provincial employer to hire foreign workers for low-skilled jobs in the province that they are not able to fill through the talent already existing in the local labour market.
The following is the eligibility criteria for the stream:
International Graduates Stream offers nomination for permanent residency to those candidates who have graduated from a publicly-funded PEI post-secondary institution. Following is the minimum requirement for this immigration stream:
PEI PNP has an immigration pathway for experienced entrepreneurs known as PEI PNP – Work Permit stream.
It is for the entrepreneurs who want to operate their own business in the province. They need a work permit valid for one years before being invited to apply for provincial nomination for permanent residency. If a candidate gets an invitation to apply, they need to sign a performance agreement, and when the agreement is approved, they will receive a letter of support from the immigration office to get their work permit.
When the conditions and terms of the performance agreement are fulfilled, the candidate gets nominated to apply for a permanent resident status.
Here are the minimum requirements to apply for a provincial nomination through PEI PNP Business Impact category:
If the candidate is determined to relocate to Prince Edward Island, their education must be assessed by the Prince Edward Island Board of Education. In most cases, the World Education Services (WES) assessment will work for the candidate, unless otherwise specified by the Government of Prince Edward Island.
Having a job offer and/or work experience adds to the candidate’s score, but it is not a mandatory requirement.
The Prince Edward Island Express Entry stream allows Express Entry candidates invited by Prince Edward Island immigration authorities to apply for and receive a provincial nomination, which translates into an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points and an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for immigration to Canada on a subsequent Express Draw. Calculate your CRS score with our CRS calculator and what are your chances of getting an ITA for Canada PR Visa in the next round of invitations.
The Prince Edward Island Express Entry stream is one of many streams administered under the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP), although they only are aligned with the federal Express Entry program. Other PNP PEI flows exist outside of Express Entry.
Express Entry candidates are eligible to be nominated through PEI Express Entry; However, this does not mean that all candidates in the Express Entry pool can be nominated. A few things have to happen before this is a possibility.
First, you need to create a PEI PNP Expression of Interest Profile. You will be asked to provide a valid email address and credentials, including your passport details. Once your account is verified, you can continue to complete your profile. Applicants can only have one active profile at a time.
At this point, you will have active profiles in the federal Express Entry system and the Prince Edward Island Expression of Interest (EOI) system. Your EOI profile will remain active for a maximum of six months.
The EOI form is not a formal request to the PEI PNP; therefore, there is no submission fee. However, applicants who are invited to apply to the PEI PNP and submit an application must pay an application fee of CAD 300.
Once a candidate profile is submitted into the PEIP PNP EOI pool, it is assigned a score of a total of 100 points based on the PEI Express Entry stream.
Points are awarded in PEI PNP points based on the following factors:
Invitations are sent to the highest-ranked candidates in the periodic PEI PNP draws.
In short, yes, except for certain international graduates. If a candidate is working in the province on Postgraduate Open Work Permit, they need to meet the following conditions:
Here is a summary of the PEI Express Entry application process.
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