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Prince Edward Island Invites 136 Candidates in the First PNP Draw of 2024

Ashley Shelton

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Prince Edward Island Invites 136 Candidates

In a significant move on January 18, Prince Edward Island (PEI) held its First PNP draw, extending invitations to 136 candidates. This inclusive draw of the year 2024, encompassing candidates from the Business Work Permit Entrepreneur, Labour, and Express Entry streams, reflects PEI’s dedication to welcoming deserving individuals.

First PEI Draw 2024 Highlights

Invitation DateBusiness Work Permit Entrepreneur InvitationsMinimum Point ThresholdLabour & Express Entry InvitationsInvitation Totals over the last 12 months
1/18/2024280134136

Selection Criteria

Invitations under the PEI Express Entry, Skilled Worker, and Critical Worker Streams were extended to individuals with a minimum point score of 65.

With this recent draw, the PEI PNP has embraced a total of 2,335 candidates, solidifying its position as a province dedicated to facilitating smooth PEI immigration processes. The Business Work Permit Entrepreneur stream, witnessing three new invitations, showcases PEI’s acknowledgement of entrepreneurial talent as a key driver for economic growth and innovation.

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The Labour and Express Entry streams, contributing 134 invitations, underline PEI’s comprehensive approach to immigration. By inviting skilled professionals and individuals with proven expertise, the province is actively cultivating a diverse community that plays a vital role in sustaining its vibrant economy.

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Understanding PEI’s EOI System

The PEI Expression of Interest (EOI) system is a strategic tool designed to gather crucial information about candidates. This data is then used to rank and select individuals deemed most likely to meet Prince Edward Island’s economic and labour market needs. The selection is based on attributes such as:

  1. Language Proficiency: English or French
  2. Education: Level, field, and location of education
  3. Skill and Work Experience: Level of expertise and relevant work history
  4. Strategic Priorities: Attributes addressing immediate labour market needs in PEI
  5. Other Employment-Relevant Factors: Including job offers in PEI and/or previous Canadian work experience.
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Invitations by Categories

  • Business Invitations (Last 12 Months): 3%
  • Labour Invitations (Last 12 Months): 97%

PEI Exciting Draw Schedule for Feb 2024: Save the Dates!

In response to the escalating interest in relocating to the province, PEI has unveiled an ambitious plan featuring two to three draws every month throughout the year. The well-organized and transparent schedule comprises 23 draws, kicking off the year with a unique approach—a solitary draw on January 18, 2024, has just been conducted.

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