On May 20, Prince Edward Island organized a new draw via the Provincial Nominee Program or PNP. Canadian immigration is highly reliant on PNPs because it allows provinces to select candidates with the ideal skillset for their labor markets. These candidates have the chance to secure a provincial nomination which awards them 600 extra CRS points. As a result, they have an advantage over others in the Express Entry pool.
Details of the draw
The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) invited a total of 155 candidates in the May 20 draw. The chosen candidates belonged to Labour Impact, Express Entry and Business Impact categories.
They will now have the chance to submit their application for a provincial nomination. 138 of the invitations were distributed amongst Labour Impact and Express Entry candidates. Business Impact candidates received the other 13 invitations, and their required point threshold was 80.
The Express Entry Category under Prince Edward Island PNP is directly linked with the federal Express Entry system. Registered candidates receive a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score based on their work experience, language, educational qualifications and age. Interested candidates have to make their own Expression of Interest (EOI) profile.
The Labour Impact Category targets international candidates who have already secured a job in the province. They can receive support from their Canadian employer. This category also requires candidates to file an Expression of Interest. Lastly, the Business Impact Category is ideal for international entrepreneurs who are looking to own and run a business in Prince Edward Island.