With the year-end approaching rapidly, the Canadian provinces are organizing their final draws. While 2020 has been the best for immigration, the provinces are trying to invite as many immigrants as possible to begin the year on a positive note.
On December 17, Prince Edward Island hosted its very last draw of 2020. Provincial Nominee Programs permit the territories and provinces of Canada to pick immigration candidates who satisfy their labour market requirements. A total of 195 invitations were distributed by the Prince Edward Provincial Nominee Program. Candidates in the Express Entry and Labour Impact categories received 174 invitations. The rest of the invitations, 21 in total, were assigned to candidates in the Business Impact category.
The province will now wait until January 2021 to organize its next draw for skilled workers.
Brief overview of the categories:
The Labour Impact category targets international candidates who have already secured a job offer in Prince Edward Island. They should also ask for support from their future employer. The three streams under this category are Intentional Graduate, Skilled Worker and Critical Worker.
As an enhanced PNP, the Express Entry category of the PEI PNP functions alongside the federal Express Entry system. Qualifying candidates receive a score on the basis of their education, professional experience, age and language proficiency. The applicants who manage to get a provincial nomination receive 600 extra CRS points. With their increased scores, these candidates have a significantly higher chance of getting an Invitation to Apply during the next Express Entry draw.
Lastly, the Business Impact category caters to intentional entrepreneurs who are willing to run a business in PEI.