Canadian provinces are trying their best to maintain the immigration process.
Prince Edward Island has issued invitations to 90 immigration candidates via three draws in June. Candidates registered under Labour Impact, Express Entry, and Business Impact were invited to apply for a provincial nomination. The PEI Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) usually provides the draw dates for a particular year ahead of time, but 2020 had other plans. The dates had to be rescheduled this year because of coronavirus service disruptions.
Details of the draws:
The first draw was organized on June 10 and distributed 9 invitations among Express Entry and Labour Impact candidates. The next draw took place on June 18, and 10 invitations from the same categories were invited.
The June 23 round saw a total of 91 invitations being issued,. It issued invitations to the Business Impact candidate for the first time since the pandemic affected Canadian businesses. It turned out to be the biggest round of 2020 for this category because 20 immigrant entrepreneurs received their invitations. This draw also extended invitations to 71 Labour and Express Entry candidates.
The Express Entry Category under the PEI PNP acts as an enhanced program that works alongside the Canadian Express Entry system. The PEI PNP did not give a breakdown of the number of Express Entry and Labour Impact invitations. The minimum EOI score needed for each category is unknown as well.
Candidates belonging to the Labour Impact Category were included in all the draws in June. This category targets foreign nationals who have secured a valid job offer in the province and are supported by the employer. The PEI PNP gave invitations to 20 candidates having an EOI profile under the Business Impact: Work Permit Stream.