PEI PNP issued 305 nominations in all streams

In what has almost become a weekly constant, several Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) are actively inviting eligible candidates to apply for permanent residence in Canada. One such PNP by Prince Edward Island (PEI) held one of its largest nomination draws on August 20. 


August 20 provincial draws resulted in issuing 305 invitations in all streams including candidates under Express Entry, Labour Impact and Business Impact category. According to provincial sources, all the invited candidates were currently living and working in Prince Edward Island. Only those who had filed their Expression of Interest (EOI) profiles before June 2020 were found to be eligible for consideration in this draw. However, it is not to suggest that any candidate not living and working in the province cannot be considered for a provincial nomination. 

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PEI Express Entry & Labour Impact Category

The federal Express Entry is an application management system to maintain a candidate pool. Such applications are considered for Canada PR under any one of the three federal immigration programs – Federal Skilled Worker Program, Canada Experience Class and Federal Skills Trades. In addition, any PNP with a dedicated Express Entry stream can nominate interested candidates registered in the pool. 

Interested candidates can create an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile with PEI PNP after creating an Express Entry profile. This would enable themselves to be considered for a provincial nomination. 

The EOI profile is evaluated and scored based on six selection factors: age, language proficiency, education, work experience, employment, and adaptability for a maximum of 100 points. 

From here on, a successful provincial nomination gives Express Entry profiles an additional 600 points towards their overall Comprehensive Ranking System score. This will effectively guarantee their permanent residency in a subsequent Express Entry draw. 

While Express Entry is mostly limited to Skilled Workers with work experience, the Labour Impact Category includes Critical Worker, International Graduate. In order to be considered under the Labour Impact Category, candidates must need a valid job offer in PEI, and their employer support. 

Among the nominated 305 candidates, about 277 candidates were chosen under the Express Entry & Labour Impact category. Further, the province failed to provide category-wise breakdown as well the required CRS score for qualification.

Business Impact Category

Business entrepreneurs who wish to run and operate a business in PEI are whole heartily welcomed. These invitations are issued under the Work Permit Stream of the province. 

Candidates willing to qualify under the Business Impact Category are evaluated on six selection factors like Age, Language, Education, Business Ownership or Senior Management Experience, Community Endorsement and Adaptability for a maximum of 200 points. 

The latest nomination draw invited 28 candidates through the Business Impact Category. They were required to have a minimum EOI score of 112. 



August 20 PEI PNP is also its largest nomination draw ever. 

This brings us back to focus on the increasing need of immigration in Canada. Canada has been already experiencing the dual demography shock- aging population and low birth rate. The on-set current pandemic has only multiplied the need of immigration in Canada to sustain its economy as well as its demography. In fact, in a recent survey conducted by the World Education Services, it was revealed that interest in moving to Canada has actually increased amid pandemic.  

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