The Canadian maritime province of Prince Edward Island (PEI) conducted a new immigration draw under the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) on September 16, 2021.
A total of 143 immigration candidates received invitations to apply for provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residency in this draw.
Out of total invitations issued, 129 went to Express Entry and Labour Impact candidates. Another nine invitations were issued to Business Impact candidates under the Work Permit Stream. The Minimum Point Threshold for business impact candidates was 72.
PEI PNP’s Express Entry Category is for candidates with a profile in the federal Express Entry system. Express Entry candidates, who would like to be considered for a provincial nomination from the province, need to create a separate Expression of Interest (EOI) profile with the PEI PNP.
These profiles are given a score on the basis of information provided in their EOI based on factors such as education, work experience and proficiency in English or French. The highest-ranked candidates are invited to apply for a provincial nomination through regular draws.
Express Entry candidates with a provincial nomination get an additional 600 point toward their overall Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score, which effectively guarantees them an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in a subsequent Express Entry draw.
PEI PNP’s Labour Impact Category is not aligned with the Express Entry system and is designed for foreign nationals with a valid job offer in the province and support from a PEI employer.
Candidates in this category may fall under three possible streams: Skilled Worker (in PEI and outside Canada), Critical Worker and International Graduate.
PEI PNP’s Business Impact: Work Permit Stream is for individuals interested in owning and operating a business on the island. This stream also operates on a points-based EOI system.
The PEI PNP has now invited a total of 1,337 immigration candidates through total 8 immigration draws conducted so far this year. The next PEI PNP draw is scheduled for October 21, 2021.
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