On June 16, the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island issued 136 invitations under the PEI PNP in recent draw. A total of 127 invitations were issued under the Labour and Express Entry streams. 9 were issued under PEI’s business impact and work permit stream with a minimum CRS score of 65. The total number of invitations for this Prince Edward Island draw was less than the recent draw held on May 20.
Since July 2021, 1174 invitations have been issued under the PEI PNP, with 826 invitations being issued in 2022.
The Provincial Nominee Program
Canadian provinces and territories (except Quebec and Nunavut) manage their PNPs. Provincial nomination is different from permanent residence. PNP nomination increases the chance of attaining permanent residence status from IRCC. There are over 80 PNP streams in Canada through which potential applicants can obtain permanent residence. This can be done by applying to the province directly or by Express Entry profile.
Candidates with profiles in the Express Entry pool may receive a provincial nomination and get 600 points added to their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. This also guarantees the candidate will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) to IRCC. Additionally, candidates with Express Entry profiles may receive a provincial nomination and get 600 points added to their CRS score.
PEI PNP Express Entry
Candidates who are willing to apply for provincial nomination under the PEI Express Entry Category must qualify for Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), or the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
Candidates with Express Entry profiles must create an EOI profile with the PEI PNP. An EOI profile notifies the provincial governments that you would want to be selected for nomination. It also offers candidates a score based on the basis provincial grid basis. The highest-scoring candidates are most likely to receive an invitation to apply.
Labour Impact Category
This category functions as a base stream nomination, independent of Express Entry. This category is further divided into three streams: Skilled Worker Stream, Critical Worker Stream, and International Graduate Stream.
Business Impact Category
This category is for those candidates who wish to establish and operate their own business in PEI. To receive an invitation under this category, one must apply under the Work Permit Stream. This pathway is for the candidates who begin to work in Canada and know about the business while on a work permit. After meeting the PEI’s criteria while on a work permit, one must stand eligible to receive a provincial nomination.