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Prince Edward Island issues 142 invitations in Expression of Interest draw

By cvf, 08/21/2023

In its latest Expression of Interest (EOI) draw the Atlantic Canadian province of Prince Edward Island sent out  Invitations to Apply ( (ITA) to 142 skilled workers and entrepreneurial category candidates in two provincial draws.

On Aug. 17, Prince Edward Island’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) issued four ITAs to Business Impact candidates with a minimum score of 102.

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The province also invited 138 skilled workers with a minimum score of 50 through the Labour and Express Entry category. 

PEI has issued 1,839 ITAs under these streams this year

With that latest draw, Prince Edward Island has issued 48 Business Impact invitations since the start of this year and 1,792 Labour and Express Entry invitations for a total of 1,839 of these ITAs in 2023 so far.

Aug. 17 EOI draw saw 142 ITAs sent out

Date Category Invites Issued Minimum Score
Aug. 17, 2023 Labour Impact/Express Entry 138 50
Business Impact 4 102

Under the Prince Edward Island Labour Impact category, the province has the Skilled Worker and Critical Worker streams.

The Skilled Worker stream is employer-driven and allows skilled workers with an employment offer on the Island to be nominated for permanent residence if they:

  • have a full-time employment offer from a Prince Edward Island business in an occupation classified as TEER category 0, 1, 2 or 3 of the National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021;
  • have completed their post-secondary education, with a minimum of 14 years of formal education;
  • are between 21 and 55 years of age;
  • worked at least two years full-time in the past five years;
  • are sufficiently proficiency in English or French to do the job offered;
  • possess sufficient settlement funds, and;
  • intend to settle in Prince Edward Island.

Under the Critical Worker stream, designed to resolve labour shortages, temporary foreign workers already  working in specific critical-demand occupation on the Island can secure a nomination if they have a full-time offer of employment from a Prince Edward Island business in one of the following occupations:

  • truck driver;
  • customer service representative;
  • labourer;
  • food and beverage server, or;
  • housekeeping attendant.

Candidates under this stream must also:

  • have six months of work experience with the Prince Edward Island business offering employment;
  • hold a current valid Canadian work permit;
  • have completed high school and have a minimum of 12 years of formal education;
  • be between 21 and 55 years of age;
  • have worked two years full-time in the past five years;
  • demonstrate basic proficiency in either English or French;
  • possess sufficient settlement funds;
  • and intend to settle in Prince Edward Island.

PEI Express Entry system considers candidates in Canada’s Express Entry pool

Under the province’s Business Impact category Work Permit stream, candidates must obtain a Canadian work permit and work for a Prince Edward Island business for a certain amount of time as designated in a performance agreement.

Once the terms of that agreement are fulfilled, the applicant must make a minimum $150,000 investment in the business and commit to managing it on a daily basis from within the province.

Prince Edward Island used to operate direct permanent residence business streams but these were closed in September 2018 over immigration fraud concerns.

PEI’s Express Entry category operates by considering candidates already in the federal Express Entry Pool for a provincial nomination.

Such a nomination adds 600 points to a candidate’s Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score and effectively guarantees an ITA for Canadian immigration.

The PEI Express Entry category features two pathways to Canadian permanent residence, one for candidates with a job offer and one for those without.

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