Prince Edward Island

Despite Prince Edward Island’s small size and population, the Atlantic island province boasts incredible coastal culture with booming tourism, fishing, and agricultural industries.

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The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP), a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), is a collection of immigration pathways that target immigrants with business acumen, skilled workers, and young graduates who are fresh from post-secondary education.

The PEI PNP gives prospective newcomers the chance to receive a provincial nomination through one of its many immigration streams, which may fast-track their path to Canadian permanent residence. The province operates several immigration streams divided among three categories:

PEI Express Entry

Prospective immigrants who are in the federal Express Entry pool and have expressed their interest of living and working in Prince Edward Island may be eligible for PEI Express Entry. Candidates must be eligible for one of the federal economic immigration classes, however only applicants whose skills and experience match the province’s current labour needs will be considered for Express Entry PNP.

Labour Impact

Foreign workers and recent graduates are welcome to apply for provincial nomination via one of Prince Edward Island’s Labour Impact streams. These programs give individuals who have already been hired by a PEI employer the opportunity to access an accelerated path to permanent residency should they receive PEI PNP.

Business Impact

Whether establishing a business with 100% ownership or investing in a new or established PEI business, individuals wishing to immigrate to Canada on a business visa may take advantage of the Business Impact stream of the PEI PNP. They may also choose to obtain a work permit by investing in a PEI business, which will provide a faster transition to their new life in Canada and PEI.

Prince Edward Island Ranking System

Applicants wishing to immigrate to Prince Edward Island via PEI PNP will be required to create a profile in the province’s Expression of Interest (EOI) system. Applicants will be assigned a score based on this profile, and the highest-ranking candidates will be invited to submit an application during periodic intakes.

Prince Edward Island Ranking System

PEI Express Entry Ranking System

FactorWith Job OfferWithout a Job Offer
Work experience1520
Maximum Points100100

PEI Labour Impact Ranking System

FactorSkilled WorkerCritical WorkerInternational Graduate
Work experience2020N/A
Maximum Points100100100

PEI Business Impact Ranking System

FactorMax Points
Business ownership or senior management experience50
Community endorsement35
Maximum Points200

Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program

Prince Edward Island participates in the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP). The AIPP is a economic growth initiative developed in partnership between the federal government and Canada’s Atlantic provinces. AIPP facilitates the immigration process for newcomers who have obtained a job offer from a designated employer in the Atlantic region.

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