International Graduate

Recent graduates from an approved PEI post-secondary institution who are currently working in the province with a valid Post-Graduate Work Permit can take advantage of the International Graduate program.

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This stream of the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) provides a quicker path to Canadian permanent residence in exchange for filling high-skilled positions in PEI’s job market.

Program Requirements

Express Entry ProfileNo
Connection to ProvinceStudy Experience
Job OfferYes
Language ProficiencyNo minimum
Level of EducationPost-secondary
Work ExperienceEmployed in PEI
NOC 0, A, or B
6 months
Investment RequirementNone

Connection to PEI

To be eligible for the PEI International Graduate stream, candidates must have graduated from a minimum two-year program at a publicly-funded post-secondary institution in PEI. Candidates must also have been working in PEI for at least six months in a position that is directly related to their PEI post-secondary education.


Job Offer

Candidates must have a full-time, permanent job offer from their current PEI employer. The job offer must be for a position classified as National Occupational Classification (NOC) Skill Level 0, A, or B.


Language Proficiency

While there is no minimum language proficiency to meet the eligibility requirements for this stream, candidates must have sufficient ability to communicate in English or French.


Level of Education

Candidates must have completed a minimum two-year post-secondary program in PEI.


Work Experience

Candidates must have at least six months of experience working in PEI.



Candidates must be between 18 and 59 years old to be eligible to apply to this stream.


Settlement Funds

Candidates must meet the settlement funds requirement as determined by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).


Intention to Reside

Candidates must demonstrate an intention to reside in PEI.

Application Procedure

The International Graduate stream operates on an Expression of Interest (EOI) system. Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria must submit a profile to PEI’s pool of candidates. All of the candidates in the pool will then be ranked against each other based on the PEI Labour Impact Category Ranking System. The highest-ranking candidates will be invited to submit a complete application to the stream in one of the category’s periodic draws. Successful candidates will be issued a provincial nomination from PEI.

After receiving a provincial nomination, an applicant has six months to submit a federal application for Canadian permanent residence. Applicants in this program must complete and submit a paper-based application for permanent residence and submit it by mail to the appropriate application centre. Paper-based PNP applications for permanent residence are generally processed within 18 months.

Labour Impact Category Ranking System

If a candidate meets all of the eligibility requirements for this stream of PEI PNP, they may create a profile in the Expression of Interest system where they will be awarded up to 100 assessment points based on their age, language, education, work experience, employment, and adaptability.

Overview of Factors

FactorSkilled WorkerCritical WorkerInternational Graduate
Work experience2020N/A
Maximum Points100100100


AgeSkilled Worker in PEISkilled Worker Outside PEIInternational GraduateCritical Worker
Over 490000


Proficiency in English or FrenchSkilled Worker in PEISkilled Worker Outside PEICritical Worker
Employer signed PEI PNP-L06 Employer Language Declaration2020N/A
CLB/NCLC 10202020
CLB/NCLC 9202020
CLB/NCLC 8171717
CLB/NCLC 7151515
CLB/NCLC 6101010


Level of EducationSkilled Worker in PEISkilled Worker Outside PEIInternational GraduateCritical Worker
Master's or Doctoral (PhD) level15153510
Post-secondary degree - program of at least 3 years of full-time study12122010
Post-secondary diploma in a trade that requires at least 2 years of full-time study10102010
High schoolN/AN/AN/A15

Work Experience

Work ExperienceSkilled Worker in PEISkilled Worker Outside PEICritical Worker
6 or more years202020
4-6 years151515
2-4 years101010
Up to 2 years000


EmploymentSkilled Worker in PEISkilled Worker Outside PEIInternational GraduateCritical Worker
Working in a permanent full-time position in PEI with a valid work permit5N/A55
Job offer in PEI related to field of study10101010
Foreign qualification with the regulated body in PEI. (Not an ECA)5555
One year or more of continuous full-time work experience in PEI5555


AdapdabilitySkilled Worker in PEISkilled Worker Outside PEIInternational GraduateCritical Worker
The applicant has a close relative that is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident living in PEI for at least 12 consecutive months5555
The applicant's spouse or common-law partner and/or their dependent children have a language ability of CLB 6 or higher in English or French5555
The applicant currently owns residential property in PEI for at least 12 consecutive months5555
The applicant graduated from a recognized PEI post-secondary institution5555
The applicant's spouse or common-law partner has at least 3 years of work
experience in the last 5 years
The applicant's dependent children have been enrolled in a PEI educational institution for a minimum of 6 consecutive months55N/A5

PEI Labour Impact and Express Entry Recent Draws

DateStreamNumber of InvitationsScore Range
19 August 2021Labour Impact / Express Entry152NA
15 July 2021Labour Impact / Express Entry118NA
17 June 2021Labour Impact / Express Entry101NA
20 May 2021Labour Impact / Express Entry138NA
15 April 2021Labour Impact / Express Entry140NA
18 March 2021Labour Impact / Express Entry140NA
18 February 2021Labour Impact / Express Entry102NA
21 January 2021Labour Impact / Express Entry196NA
17 December 2020Labour Impact / Express Entry174NA
19 November 2020Labour Impact / Express Entry221NA
15 October 2020Labour Impact / Express Entry184NA
17 September 2020Labour Impact / Express Entry313NA
20 August 2020Labour Impact / Express Entry277NA
11 August 2020Labour Impact / Express Entry8NA
31 July 2020Labour Impact / Express Entry8NA
16 July 2020Labour Impact / Express Entry158NA
10 July 2020Labour Impact / Express Entry8NA
23 June 2020Labour Impact / Express Entry71NA
18 June 2020Labour Impact / Express Entry10NA
10 June 2020Labour Impact / Express Entry9NA
29 May 2020Labour Impact / Express Entry15NA
15 May 2020Labour Impact / Express Entry14NA
27 April 2020Labour Impact / Express Entry10NA
23 March 2020Labour Impact / Express Entry5NA
20 February 2020Labour Impact / Express Entry143NA
16 January 2020Labour Impact / Express Entry110NA
19 December 2019Labour Impact / Express Entry117NA
21 November 2019Labour Impact / Express Entry157NA
17 October 2019Labour Impact / Express Entry146NA
15 August 2019Labour Impact / Express Entry133NA
18 July 2019Labour Impact / Express Entry118NA
20 June 2019Labour Impact / Express Entry106NA
16 May 2019Labour Impact / Express Entry90NA
18 April 2019Labour Impact / Express Entry113NA
March 21, 2019Labour Impact / Express Entry131NA
February 21, 2019Labour Impact / Express Entry170NA
January 17, 2019Labour Impact / Express Entry61NA
December 20, 2018Labour Impact / Express Entry65NA
November 15, 2018Labour Impact / Express Entry147NA
October 18, 2018Labour Impact / Express Entry270NA
September 20, 2018Labour Impact / Express Entry116NA
August 16, 2018Labour Impact / Express Entry111NA
July 19, 2018Labour Impact / Express Entry75NA
June 21, 2018Labour Impact60NA
June 21, 2018Express Entry32NA
May 17, 2018Labour Impact56NA
May 17, 2018Express Entry22NA
April 19, 2018Labour Impact7722-85
April 19, 2018Express Entry7537-87
March 15, 2018Labour Impact / Express Entry72NA
February 15, 2018Labour Impact / Express Entry59NA

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