The Provincial Nominee Program of Prince Edward Island conducted its first draw of the year on January 17. It issued 91 invitations to candidates in the Business Impact, Express Entry, and Labor Impact categories. Additionally, this program permits the province, for nominating a specific number of immigration candidates, every year to seek the Canada PR.
91 candidates received invitations in this draw, in the Labor Impact and Express Entry categories of Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program. Additionally, the Express Entry stream of the Island has a link with the Governmental Express Entry system that supervises the pool of candidates to attract federal economic immigrants in the Canadian programs.
Candidates having a profile in the EE pool and also have an interest in working/living in Island can register an EOI with the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program separately. This EOI actually is not an application, and only serves as a wish to seek consideration for PEI provincial nomination.
PEI also welcomes EOIs from such candidates existing in the federal EE pool who are not having the provincial job offer. The persons living and working on the Island also get a priority. These EOI profiles get some points depending on factors like language proficiency, work experience, and education. Moreover, the top scoring candidates receive an invitation to seeking the provincial nomination in monthly draws.
All EE candidates having a provincial nomination get 600 additional points in their Express Entry score, which serves as an effective guarantee to get the invitation to apply, seeking a PR in Canada.
Three streams to serve the candidates
The Labor Impact Category of PEI PNP has three streams that are based in EOI:
Skilled Workers in PEI and outside Canada,
Critical Workers and finally,
The other criteria in the stream Depend on candidates in the Labor Impact Category, like the full-time eligibility, long-term and also a job offer from local employers.
Work Permit Business Stream
30 invitations were issued in this draw to candidates in PEI Work Permit business stream. Furthermore, this stream caters to eligible overseas entrepreneurs having the traits of business ownership or managerial experience with an intention to invest in and run an enterprise in business in PEI. The Work Permit stream runs on the EOI basis. The candidate with the lowest-rank in this draw was successful with a score of 120 only.
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