The Canadian provinces have already begun inviting eligible skilled workers in 2021. Canada acknowledges that immigrants will be the key to an effective post-pandemic recovery strategy, and it is only fair that the provinces also try to stay ahead in the game individually.
Prince Edward Island has finally joined the list of provinces to hold draws in this new year. On January 21, Prince Edward Island conducted its very first draw of the year. The province relies on the Provincial Nominee Program to select immigration candidates who will be able to fill the gaps in its labor market.
Details of the draw
The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program or PEI PNP targeted candidates belonging to Express Entry, Labor Impact and Business Impact categories for this draw. A total of 211 candidates secured invitations. 196 invitations were distributed among Labor Impact and Express Entry applicants, and 15 of them were assigned to eligible Business Impact candidates.
Foreign nationals who have already secured a job offer on Prince Edward Island can take advantage of the Labor Impact Category. They have to submit their EOI profile and have their employer support them.
On the other hand, the Business Impact stream is ideal for foreign entrepreneurs who are aiming to start their very own business in Prince Edward Island and operate it from there.
The Express Entry category of the Prince Edward Island PNP acts as an enhanced PNP. All the candidates in the Express Entry pool are usually ranked based on the Comprehensive Ranking System. The ones to get a provincial nomination get 600 additional points which propel them towards permanent residence.