The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) in Prince Edward Island (PEI) held its first 2019 draw on 17th January. 91 invitations to apply were issued to Express Entry candidates through the Business Impact and Labor Impact categories.
The PNP for Prince Edward Island gives the province an opening to the Express Entry pool to nominate a specified number of candidates for Permanent Residence every year.
Of all the 91 applicants who received invitations, 61 of them came through the Labour Impact and the provinces’ PNP Express Entry categories.
The Express Entry stream for Prince Edward Island is connected to the Canadian Government’s Express Entry System. This system controls the pool of candidates in the three economic immigration programs in Canada; Canadian Experience, Federal Skilled Workers and Federal Skilled Trades Classes.
Candidates who have previously registered their profiles in the Express Entry pool and would like to work and/or reside in Prince Edward Island should register a different Expression of Interest (EOI) with the PEI PNP.
The EOI is a declaration of interest for Provincial Nomination and not an application of any sort.
In Prince Edward Island, applicants from the Federal Express Entry pool can submit their Expression of Interest with or without a job offer in the province. It however preferentially considers those who work and live in the province.
Applicants are screened by a point-based assessment method, in which points are awarded to factors like proficiency in the language, work experience, and education. Those who earn the highest scores would be given invitations to apply for Nomination by a province in one of the draws held on a monthly basis.
Moving further, applicants who get nominated by a province have 600 extra points added to their ranking score. It means that they have secured a spot at the top of the list for those who would be invited to apply for Permanent Residence.
PEI Provincial Nominee Program’s Labour Impact Category
There are three streams in the Labour Impact Category and are EOI – based. They include the International Graduates Stream, Critical Workers stream, and Skilled Workers stream (within the Province and outside the country).
Depending on the stream an applicant belongs, they are required to have a long term offer of employment which runs full time in the province, among other requirements.
The other 30 invitations to apply that were issued in the PEI’s 17th January draw went to applicants in the Work Permit Business Stream in PEI.
Work Permit Business Stream
The Work Permit Stream is open to eligible entrepreneurs from other countries who have entrepreneurial or managerial experience and skills and are interested in investing and/or owning a business in PEI.
Just like the Labour Impact Category, this stream is also EOI based.
The candidate with the lowest score in the 17th January draw had 120 points.
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