In the world of Canadian immigration, the PNP draws are eagerly awaited events to allow Canada’s provinces to nominate candidates for permanent residency, and Prince Edward Island (PEI) is no exception. In the latest PEI PNP draw, the province issued invitations to 157 candidates, offering them the opportunity to make this picturesque province their new home. Let’s dive into the details of this draw and what it means for those aspiring to call PEI home.
Highlights of the Draw: Who was Invited?
On September 21, 2023, Prince Edward Island (PEI) held its tenth PNP draw of 2023. The draw invited candidates through the Labour and Express Entry and Business Work Permit Entrepreneur streams. As proposed for 2023, this draw is in accordance with PEI PNP’s schedule.
The Key Highlights of the Draw are as Follows
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Skilled Workers – Labor and Express Entry Invitations
The recent draw has extended invitations to 153 skilled workers under the PEI’s labor and Express Entry category. These individuals bring their talents to sectors such as healthcare, technology, engineering, and more.
Business Work Permit Entrepreneur Invitations
The PEI PNP draw also extends 4 invitations to entrepreneurs under the Business and Work Permit Category. Candidates with a minimum score of 80 were eligible to apply.
PEI PNP Eligibility Requirements
Candidates must fulfill the following criteria in order to be eligible for the PEI PNP:
Factors Requirements Age Between 21-59 years Education At least a High school diploma. Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D. degree Work Experience 2 years of full-time experience in a skilled occupation Language Proficiency CLB of 4 in English or French
In addition to meeting specific stream requirements, candidates must intend to settle and have sufficient funds for living in PEI. PEI PNP streams include Express Entry, Labor Impact, Business Impact, and Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program, each with its own eligibility criteria.
What’s Next for the Invited Candidates?
Candidates who received invitations in this draw are now one step closer to becoming permanent residents of Canada. However, there are a few key steps they’ll need to take:
- Accept the Nomination from PEI
- Apply to the Federal Government through Express Entry system
- Complete Medical and Criminal Checks to prove admissibility
- Wait for Further Instructions from the Canadian government
PEI’s recent PNP draw underscores its welcoming spirit. With a robust economy, breathtaking landscapes, and friendly communities, PEI is a magnet for immigrants. For the 157 invitees, their path to Canadian permanent residency has begun, promising a bright future in this picturesque province.