The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) held its second nomination draws this year on February 18. Compared to the previous PEI PNP draw, there is a decline in the total number of nominations and a slight increase in qualifying scores for business-class immigration.
Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) are unique as Canadian provinces/territories are free to nominate any eligible foreigner to fulfill their local market demand. Such nominations are over and above the federal program intakes under Express Entry, Business Immigration, Family Immigration, and others.
As per the new immigration levels plans, a total of 80000 or more eligible immigrants will become eligible for permanent residence (PR) through the PNP route in 2021.
The details of PEI PNP draws held on February 18, are now open, and here are some important highlights from the official release.
February 18 PEI PNP Draws
The province ended up inviting 121 eligible candidates to apply for provincial nominations under three provincial streams – Express Entry, Labour Impact & Business Impact.
A successful provincial nomination opens avenues to apply for permanent residence in Canada in a quick time.
Here is a good read on how to qualify for PR under Canada PNP?
PEI Express Entry Category
Most of the invitations, 102, went to Express Entry and Labour Impact candidates.
Being an enhanced PNP, the PEI PNP’s Express Entry Category can make use of the federal pool to nominate the desirable candidates.
The federal Express Entry pool is an application database for three economic-class immigration categories: Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and Canadian Experience Class. All candidates in the federal pool are evaluated and ranked accordingly based on a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). The scores vary according to their age, work experience, education, and language proficiency in English and French.
However, in order to be considered for a provincial nomination from PEI, interested candidates in the federal pool must separately create an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile with the province. Again, these EOI profiles are given points based on the province’s unique points grid.
The highest-scoring candidates receive invitations to apply through monthly draws.
Once the provincial nomination is secured, Express Entry candidates receive an additional 600 points toward their overall CRS score. It will effectively guarantee an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence in a subsequent Express Entry draw.
Labour Impact Category
Those foreign nations with no Express Entry profile but a valid job offer in PEI, and who have support from their employer are considered for the provincial nomination through the Labour Impact category.
Such candidates fall into the three sub-categories as provided by the province – Skilled Worker, Critical Worker, and International Graduate.
Take this free assessment online to determine your unique eligibility.
Business Impact Category
Eligible candidates with minimum financial resources to prove their net worth and ability to run a business in the province are preferred. These invitations are issued under the Work Permit Stream, which is for foreign entrepreneurs who want to own and operate a business in PEI.
The present PEI PNP draw recommended 19 candidates through the Business Impact Category. They needed a minimum EOI score of 82.
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