PEI Releases First PNP Draw of the Year 2022
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PEI Releases First PNP Draw of the Year 2022

Ashley Shelton



PEI Releases First PNP Draw

Canadian province PEI (Prince Edward Island) releases its first PNP draw of the year 2022 by inviting 132 candidates on January 20. In this draw, Express Entry and Labour Impact candidates were the majority who received the invitations a total of 121. The remaining invitations were issued to Business Impact candidates with a minimum score of 72 points.

The PEI PNP organizes its draw for the year in advance and the province held its first of the year 2022. Last year, the province invited 1804 immigration candidates, out of which 1697 were from the Labour Impact and Express Entry streams and 157 from the Business Impact Stream.

PEI PNP Express Entry

It is an enhanced Provincial Nominee Program, which is linked with the federal government’s express entry system. In order to be shortlisted, immigration candidates need to prepare a profile and upload it to the system.

Express Entry is an immigration application manager that handles candidates’ applications for three economic-class immigration programs: Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and Canadian Experience Class.

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The eligible candidates get a CRS score after evaluating their age, work experience, education, and language proficiency. Immigration candidates who receive provincial nominations get an additional 600 points towards their CRS score with an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence.


Labour Impact

This category is for the immigrants who have a valid job offer in PEI. It is further divided into three streams: Skilled Worker, Critical Worker, and International Graduate. Immigration candidates in this category are required to submit an Expression of Interest to be considered for provincial nomination.

Business Impact

This category of candidates needs to meet the minimum score requirement in a way to proceed with their applications. The score varies in each draw. The invitations which are issued in the latest PEI PNP draw were under the Work Permit Stream. This will help the foreign entrepreneurs to operate the business on the island.

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