Canada is trying to increase its immigrant intake in 2021 in order to make up for last year’s losses. The provinces are also putting in effort individually to distribute more invitations among eligible candidates this year.
Details of the draw
On June 17, Prince Edward Island organized a draw via the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) to invite 113 eligible candidates. The Prince Edward Island PNP allows the province to browse the candidate pool for skilled workers who will be able to fill the existing labor deficiencies. The invited candidates will now be able to apply for a provincial nomination and get 600 extra CRS points.
For the June 17 draw, PEI issued 101 invitations to candidates registered under Labour Impact and Express Entry. A total of 12 invitations were given to Business Impact candidates who met the minimum point requirement of 60.
PEI has been organizing draws regularly in 2021, and the June 17 draw marked the sixth one of the year. The province has issued a total of 905 invitations so far this year. Labour Impact and Express Entry candidates have received 816 of these invitations, while candidates in the Business Impact stream received 89 invitations.
The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) operates on federal guidelines. The Express Entry category acts as an enhanced PNP and is directly associated with the federal Express Entry system. Express Entry candidates have to create their own Expression of Interest (EOI) profiles in order to have a shot at receiving an invitation from POI. The province evaluates the EOI with the help of a unique points grid.