The Canadian province of Prince Edward Island is trying to invite more skilled workers this year as compared to 2020 in order to eliminate the labor deficits in the province. The province has been regularly hosting draws since the beginning of 2021. The latest draw took place on March 18.
Provincial Nominee Programs or PNPs are essential to Canadian immigration because provinces and territories are able to browse through the Express Entry pool and select candidates who will be able to satisfy their labor market needs. Prince Edward Island is no different as it depends on the enhanced PNP category to find eligible immigrants.
Details of the draw
On March 18, Prince Edward Island invited 150 candidates in the latest draw. Express Entry and Labor Impact were the two main categories to be targeted during the draw. Candidates in these categories secured 140 of the invitations while the remaining 10 were assigned to candidates in the Business Impact category.
The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program or PEI PNP draw works in sync with the federal Express Entry system. Canada wants to admit more than 80,000 PNP candidates this year and PEI is doing its part.
The invited candidates will now have the chance to apply for a provincial nomination. If they manage to get nominated, it will be a huge advantage for them because they will receive 600 extra CRS points. Usually, Canada assigns the CRS score based on certain human capital factors.