The details of Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws held by the Canadian province of Prince Edward Islands (PEI) last week show positive signs of recovery.
The province invited upto 211 foreign skilled workers with/without job offers or Canadian work experience as well as business entrepreneurs with an investment plan to apply for a provincial nomination.
A provincial nomination is seen as the fastest way to obtain a permanent residence in Canada. You may fill-up this free online assessment to know your eligibility for the same.
Quick Highlights on October 15 PEI PNP draw
- a) Nominations under the PEI Express Entry & Labour Impact Categories: As per the press release, PEI issued a combined 187 nominations under Express Entry and Labour Impact category.
Express Entry stream is aligned with the federal pool of candidates. Eligible candidates in the federal pool are scored on a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). A CRS is based on age, education, language proficiency in English or French and work experience.
The high-scoring candidates under each draw may qualify under three immigration programs- the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) and the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP). In addition to it, unique streams from PNPs also select such candidates.
The Labour Impact Category is for foreign nationals who have a valid job offer in PEI, and have support from their employer. It is divided into three streams: Skilled Worker, Critical Worker, and International Graduate.
Any Express Entry or Labour Impact must separately create an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile with PEI PNP in order to be eligible for provincial nominations.
EOI profiles are given points based on the province’s unique points grid. October 15 PEI PNP draw required the candidates to get a qualifying score of 97 provincial points.
- b) Nominations under the Business Impact Category: PEI nominated a total of 27 candidates under the Work Permit Stream. It is a dedicated entrepreneur immigration pathway for foreigners willing to own and operate a business in the province.
These candidates also had to create a EOI score and had to score a qualifying score of 184 in the October 15 PNP draw.
With Canada being ranked as the No.1 preferred destination for immigrants by the latest Gallup Global Survey, your prospectus of immigrating to Canada in upcoming years is bright.