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PEI Plans To Hold a Draw for Express Entry and Other Categories

PEI Plans To Hold a Draw for Express Entry and Other Categories

The PNP in Prince Edward Island has set the date as August 15, 2019 for conducting its new draw and will target candidates belonging to the skilled worker and entrepreneur categories. It will cater to Express Entry, Labor Impact and Business Impact streams. The province had launched the Expression of Interest system in 2018, and held monthly draws.

Anticipated Draw Dates in 2019 are:

  • Aug 15
  • Sep 19
  • Oct 17
  • Nov 21
  • Dec 19

The province also held seven draws in 2019, and invited 922 candidates, 789 of them were through the Labor Impact/Express Entry streams and 133 belonged to the Business Impact stream.

PEI PNP Immigration Draws 2019

Date

Category

Invites Issued

Minimum Score

18-07-2019

Labor Impact/Express Entry

118

N/A

Business Impact

17

112

20-06-2019

Labor Impact/Express Entry

106

N/A

Business Impact

7

112

16-05-2019

Labor Impact/Express Entry

90

N/A

Business Impact

14

107

18-04-2019

Labor Impact/Express Entry

113

N/A

Business Impact

17

107

21-03-2019

Labor Impact/Express Entry

131

N/A

Business Impact

19

110

21-02-2019

Labor Impact/Express Entry

170

N/A

Business Impact

29

117

17-01-2019

Labor Impact/Express Entry

61

N/A

Business Impact

30

  120

1,240 of them were through the Labor Impact/Express Entry streams and 206 in favor of Business Impact candidates. It also held the largest draw on Oct 18, 2018, and invited 297 candidates.In 2018, PEI issued 1,446 invitations in the system of Expression of Interest.

PEI Express Entry Stream

Express Entry category in PEI operates after considering candidates existing already in the federal Express Entry Pool to get the provincial nomination. The nomination also adds 600 points to Comprehensive Ranking System of a candidate and guarantees getting the Invitation to apply for immigration in Canada.

There are two pathways in the PEI Express Entry for obtaining the permanent residence. The first caters to candidates having the job offer the second for candidates not having the job offer.

PEI Category of Labor Impact

Skilled Worker Stream

This stream has the focus of employers and permits skilled workers having the employment offer in the province. They get a PR nomination when they meet these criteria:

  • Employment offer (full time) from a local business in occupations under the classification of skill level 0, A or B of NOC;
  • Completing the education (post-secondary) after 14 years of formal education;
  • Age range has to be 21 -55 years;
  • Two years work experience (full time) in the last 5 years;
  • Adequate proficiency in English/French for doing the offered job;
  • Enough settlement funds;
  • An intention to settle in PEI 

Critical Worker Stream

This stream has the focus of overcoming labor shortages and caters to overseas workers who are already in the province with a job in specified critical demand occupations. The nomination criteria are:

An employment (full time) from a local business as:

  • Housekeeping attendants
  • Truck drivers;
  • Laborers;
  • Customer service representatives;
  • Food and beverage servers;

  1. Work experience (6 months) of with a local business offering the job;
  2. Present and valid work permit;
  3. High school diploma plus 12 years of formal education;
  4. Age range has to be 21 -55 years;
  5. Two years work experience (full time) in the last 5 years;
  6. Adequate proficiency in English/French for doing the offered job;
  7. Enough settlement funds;
  8. An intention to settle in PEI 

Prince Edward Island Business Impact Category

Work Permit Stream

Persons who apply in the P.E.I. Work Permit Stream have to get a work permit and also work for a local business for some time as per the provisions of the Performance Agreement.

After fulfilling the provisions of the Performance Agreement the applicant must invest $150,000 in the business and manage the business affairs daily within P.E.I.

Earlier, PEI operated a direct PR Business Stream, but it closed in September 2018 because of anomalies and concerns.

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