The January 21 PEI PNP draw was Prince Edward Island immigration first provincial draw of 2021. The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) issued a total of 211 invitations, of which 196 invitations went to candidates in the Express Entry and Labour Impact categories, and 15 invitations to Business Impact Category.
1. PEI PNP Express Entry
Candidates who are eligible to enter the federal Express Entry pool and are interested in living and working in the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island (PEI) may apply to the PEI Express Entry category.
PEI selects Express Entry candidates with skills matching current identified labour needs for the province. A successful nomination through PEI PNP greatly improves the likelihood of receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence through the federal Express Entry system.
2. PEI PNP Labour Impact Category
PEI PNP’s Labour Impact Category focuses on the changing labour market needs of the province’s innovative and primary industries.
This immigration category is composed of the following three streams, each with their own set of eligibility requirements:
3. PEI PNP Business Impact Category
The Business Impact Category considers experienced business managers and entrepreneur applicants with vision, strong leadership skills, and determination.
If you are interested in immigrating to Prince Edward Island and would like to invest in and run a business, you may be eligible for a nomination for permanent residency through the Work Permit Stream of the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP). This stream is for foreign nationals with business ownership or extensive management experience who would like to move to PEI to start their business, and eventually become a permanent resident.
The Federal Express Entry System
Candidates who have created a profile in the federal Express Entry system AND have also applied for and received a nomination from PEI PNP, are awarded an additional 600 points toward their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score at the federal level, on top of the points that they have in the federal Express Entry pool. The additional 600 CRS points virtually guarantee that the candidate will also receive an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence under the federal Express Entry system.
The Canadian federal government and the provincial and territorial governments regularly draws candidates from the federal Express Entry pool to issue Invitations to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence, based on the particular needs and shortages in the country or provinces.
In order to enter the federal Express Entry pool, candidates must first create an Express Entry profile. You must meet the eligibility requirements for one of the three federal government programs: the Federal Skilled Worker Class; the Federal Skilled Trades Class; and the Canadian Experience Class. A job offer is not required to enter or be selected from the Express Entry pool although additional CRS points are awarded to those who already have a job.
Based on the information you entered in your federal Express Entry profile you will be given a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score and placed into a pool of candidates ranked by their CRS score. Your CRS is a numerical value, out of a possible 1,200, determined by your core human capital. This is essentially your age, work experience, educational background, ability to adapt and language skills.
A limited number of candidates with the highest CRS points in the pool are issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for Canadian permanent residence through regular federal Express Entry draws which typically take place every two weeks. Nomination under a provincial program like PEI PNP gives a candidate in the federal Express Entry pool and additional 600 points which effectively guarantees that they will be invited to apply for PR.