In the Expression of Interest draw held on December 19, which is the final draw of the year 2019, Prince Edward Island issued invitations to a total of 111 candidates. Of these, 100 invites went to Labour Impact and Express Entry stream candidates and the remaining 11 invites to Business Impact candidates. The minimum score of the Business Impact candidates invited in the latest draw is 140, which is 10 points more compared to the minimum score in the previous draw.
Prince Edward Island Expression of Interest
Prince Edward Island introduced the Expression of Interest system for accepting applications to its provincial nominee program streams in 2018. Ever since, the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) has been conducting Expression of Interest draws every month. In the 12 PEI PNP Expression of Interest draws held in 2019, a total of 1639 candidates have received invitations to apply for provincial nomination. Of them, 1436 candidates belonged to the Labour Impact/Express Entry streams, while the remaining 193 candidates were from the Business Impact stream.
Prince Edward Island Express Entry stream
The Express Entry stream of PEI PNP allows the province to select eligible candidates from the federal Express Entry pool and invite them to apply for a provincial nomination. Those who successfully apply for and receive a provincial nomination from Prince Edward Island will have 600 additional Comprehensive Ranking System(CRS) score points added to their total CRS score. It guarantees them an invitation to apply for permanent residence in Canada in the subsequent federal Express Entry draw. PEI PNP’s Express Entry stream has two pathways—one that requires a job offer and one that does not require a job offer.
Prince Edward Island Labour Impact category
The Labour Impact category has two streams– Skilled Worker Stream and Critical Worker stream. The Skilled Worker stream is for those candidates who have a full-time employment job offer from a Prince Edward Island employer. To be eligible, the occupation must be classified under National Occupational Classification (NOC) “0”, “A” or “B”. Further, the candidate must have education qualifications equal to post-secondary level and their age must be between 21 and 55 years. The candidate must have minimum of two years of work experience which must have been acquired within the past five years. They must also demonstrate a sufficient level of language proficiency and enough settlement funds.
The Critical Worker Stream is meant for resolving the labour shortage in Prince Edward Island. Foreign workers who are already in Prince Edward Island, with employment in critical in-demand occupations may apply under this stream. This stream requires the candidate to have at least six months of work experience with the employer in Prince Edward Island who offers the employment. Besides, the candidate must have a valid Canadian work permit while applying through the Stream and the intention to settle in Prince Edward Island. Other eligibility requirements related to factors such as age, language proficiency and education level must also be met.
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