Prince Edward Island immigration authority invited Ninety (90), immigration candidates, over three draws in June.
The PEI Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) usually releases draw dates for the year ahead of time, but this year draws had to be rescheduled due to COVID-19 service disruptions.
The first draw conducted on June 10 invited nine Express Entry and Labour Impact candidates. Then on June 18, there were Ten (10) invitations issued for candidates in the same group.
A total of Ninety-one (91) invitations were sent out in the June 23 round. It was the first time Business Impact candidates were invited since coronavirus pandemic affected Canadian businesses. With Twenty (20) invitations issued to immigrant entrepreneurs, it was the largest round of the year for this category.
The same draw also invited Seventy-One (71) Labour and Express Entry candidates.
Prince Edward Island Immigration (Express Entry Stream)
Prince Edward Island’s Express Entry stream operates by considering applicants already in the federal Express Entry Pool for a provincial nomination.
Such a nomination added 600 extra points to an applicant’s Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score and successfully guarantees an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence.
The PEI Express Entry Category features two routes to Canadian immigration, one for candidates with a job offer and one for those without a job offer.
Prince Edward Island Labour Impact Category
This category has three streams; the Skilled Worker Stream, Critical Worker Stream and International Graduate.
1) Skilled Worker Stream
This is an employer-driven stream that allows skilled workers with a job offer in Prince Edward Island to be nominated for Canadian Permanent residence if they meet the requirements:
2) Critical Worker Stream
This stream is created to resolve labour shortages and is open to foreign skilled workers already in Prince Edward Island with employment in specific critical demand occupations.
Prince Edward Island Business Impact Category
Work Permit Stream
The PEI PNP issued invitations to twenty (20) candidates with an EOI profile in the Business Impact: Work Permit Stream. Those invited are required to have a minimum EOI score of 117.
Candidates applying under this Work Permit Stream must possess a Canadian work permit and work for a P.E.I. business for a certain period of time as stipulated in a Performance Agreement.
After the Performance Agreement is met, the individual in question must make a minimum $150,000 investment in the business and must be ready to manage the business on a day-to-day basis from within P.E.I.
Initially, PEI operated direct permanent residence business streams, but these were stopped in November 2018 over immigration fraud concerns.Share with friends