199 immigration candidates received an invitation from Prince Edward Island. Among them, there were candidates belonging to Express Entry also, to seek the provincial nomination in the recent draw of February 21. Moreover, in the previous draw of January, 91 invitations candidates received an invitation. Of these invitations issued, 170 belonged to candidates in the EE and Labor Impact categories of the Province. The Provincial Nominee Program did not reveal the exact number of candidates receiving an invitation through the Express Entry. 29 candidates were invited in the Business Impact- Work Permit Stream.
PEI PNP Express Entry category
The EE category of the Island’s PNP is aligned to the federal EE system. The first step to obtaining the provincial nomination from Island is that the candidate has to create an Expression of Interest profile in the PEI Provincial National Program. Moreover, the profile needs to have all relevant Information of the various eligibility factors. These include language proficiency, education, and work experience. Furthermore, considering these factors, the profiles get a score and the top ranking candidates obtain the invitation seeking the provincial nomination in the later draws. The successful candidates in provincial nomination also receive additional 600 CRS score points. This is a guarantee to obtain the invitation for applying to PR in Canada in the next draw.
Labor Impact category
The Labor Impact Category of PEI Provincial National Program is not aligned to the federal EE system. There are three immigration streams based on EOI:
• Skilled Workers (inside/outside Canada),
• International Graduates and finally,
• Critical Workers
Furthermore, to get consideration in the provincial nomination in this category, the candidates have to work in the Island and also have a full-time, long-term job offer issued by a local employer in the province.
Work Permit Business Stream
This stream is a boon to the eligible overseas entrepreneurs having business ownership or eligible experience in management. They need to plan and invest in a business and also run it in PEI. The Work Permit stream also works on EOI basis. The minimum score for candidates in this stream in the Feb 21 draw was 117.