Canadian provinces have been organizing draws regularly to invite skilled candidates into the province who will improve their economic standing. With the pandemic hurting the immigration numbers last year, it is now more important than ever for the country to welcome more immigrants.
On July 15, Prince Edward Island held a new draw via the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) to invite skilled candidates. The primary purpose PNPs is to allow the provinces and territories to pick candidates who will be able to fulfill the provincial labor demands. All the selected candidates were registered in the Expression of Interest system. The Express Entry Category operates as part of the PEI PNP and is connected with the federal Express Entry system. It is hence an enhanced PNP, and employees have to register if they want to be taken into consideration for the invitation.
Details of the draw
A total of 127 candidates received invitations via the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) assigned 118 of those invitations to candidates belonging to the Labour Impact and Express Entry categories. Business Impact candidates bagged the last nine invitations. All the candidates had to secure 60 points under the province’s immigration system to get an invitation. Candidates who secure nominations will be awarded 600 CRS points.
The July 15 draw was the seventh one to be organized by Prince Edward Island in 2021. So far this year, the province has issued 934 invitations to Express Entry and Labour Impact candidates and 98 invitations to candidates from the Business Impact stream.