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If you are working in PEI, you may be able to immigrate to Canada through the PEI PNP Skilled Worker in PEI stream, part of the Labour Impact category.

Skilled Worker in PEI stream criteria

To be eligible to apply for the Skilled Worker in PEI stream you must:

  • have a full-time long-term (i.e. permanent or minimum of two years) job offer from a PEI employer in a skilled occupation (Training, Education, Experience, Responsibilities (TEER) 0, 1, 2, or 3);
  • have a valid work permit to be working in Canada;
  • be able to attend an interview with staff from the PEI PNP Office, if required;
  • have successfully completed a post-secondary degree or diploma (minimum two year program);
  • be between the ages of 21 and 59;
  • have at least two years of full-time work experience in the past five years;
  • possess sufficient English and/or French language ability to perform the job offered. Language ability can be verified by one of the following: A language test from an IRCC approved testing institute within the past two years with a minimum score of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4; OR employer signed PEI PNP-L06 Employer Language Declaration; OR documents from an internationally recognized institution indicating that the principal language studied was in English or French;
  • have sufficient financial resources for you and your family, if applicable, to pay all immigration costs (including travel expenses) to be able to establish in PEI; and
  • demonstrate a genuine intention to settle in PEI.

The employer is responsible for ensuring that:

  • employment is full-time with a contract for a permanent position or a minimum length of two years;
  • employment in the intended occupation is consistent with the applicant’s ability to perform the job based on the applicant’s education, training and/or experience;
  • employment terms and conditions meet all applicable provincial and federal employment workplace standards and the comparable industry wage rate;
  • employment of the applicant does not contravene existing bargaining unit agreements or employment disputes;
  • the employment is in PEI;
  • employment that requires provincial licensing or accreditation has been verified to ensure the applicant has the necessary credentials to be eligible to work in the occupation in PEI;
  • an employment contract is provided, which includes the terms and conditions of the full-time job offer, signatures of the authorized signing officer of the company, and the employee (applicant) accepting the offer and conditions of employment.
  • settlement support is provided to the applicant and the family to help them establish;
  • a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is provided, if applicable;
  • attendance at an interview with staff from the PEI PNP Office, if required; and
  • documentation is provided to demonstrate effort to recruit for the intended profession has been unsuccessful within Canada and the position is critical to the operation of the business.

Skilled Worker in PEI stream application process

If you meet the eligibility criteria outlined above, you may then create a profile in the PEI Expression of Interest system, outlined below. You will be asked to provide a valid email address, and identification information including your passport details. Once your account has been verified, you will be able to proceed to complete your profile so that a ranking score (points) may be awarded best on your credentials. Applicants can only have one active profile at any one time.

Your profile will remain active for a period of six months. You must ensure information provided in your profile is accurate and verifiable. If your situation changes prior to being invited to apply, you may update your profile. If your situation changes after being invited to apply, you must contact the PEI PNP Office with the new information, as this may impact the ultimate decision on your file.

An Expression of Interest is not an application, but an indication of your interest in being considered to apply to the PEI PNP. If you are invited to apply you will receive an email notification that will include your file and instructions for submission of your file. If you are invited to apply you must complete the application forms. Your employer must also complete the employer forms.

Skilled Worker in PEI stream application fees

There is no fee to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to the PEI PNP Skilled Worker in PEI stream. If you are invited and choose to apply, there is a $300 application fee.

Skilled Worker in PEI stream EOI points grid

PEI evaluates your credentials across six areas.

Work experience20
Maximum points100

Factor 1: Age

Age in yearsPoints
Over 490
Maximum points15

Factor 2: Language

Language abilityPoints
Employer signed PEI PNP-L06 Employer Language Declaration20
CLB 9 or 1020
CLB 817
CLB 715
CLB 610
CLB 55
CLB 40
Maximum points20

Factor 3: Education

Level of educationPoints
Master’s level or PhD from a graduate school of a college or university, after completionof a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree15
Post-secondary academic degree (Bachelor) from a college or that required at leastthree years of full-time study12
Post-secondary diploma in a specific trade that required at least two years of full-time study after secondary schoo10
Maximum points15

Factor 4: Work experience

Work experiencePoints
More than 6 years20
4-6 years15
2-4 years10
Up to 2 years0
Maximum points20

Factor 5: Employment

Working in a permanent position in PEI with a valid work permit5
Job offer in PEI related to myeducation10
Foreign qualification verified with the regulated body in PEI. This is not an ECA.5
At least 1 year continuous full-time work experience in PEI5
Maximum points15

Factor 6: Adaptability

Adaptability factorPoints
Currently have close family member(s) living in PEI forat least 12 consecutive months who are permanent residents or Canadian citizens5
Spouse/common-law partner and/or dependent child(ren) have a language ability of CLB/NCLC 6or higher in English or French5
Currently own residential property in PEI for at least12 consecutivemonths5
Graduated from a recognized PEI post-secondary institution5
Spouse/common-law partner has at least 3 years ofwork experience in the last 5 years5
Dependent child(ren) have been enrolled in a PEI educational institution for at least 6 continuousmonths5
Maximum points15

Based on your score, you may receive an invitation to apply when PEI conducts one of its EOI draws for the Labour Impact category (of which the Skilled Worker in PEI stream is a part). You can keep on eye on draws with our PNP Live Tracker.

Click here to submit your Expression of Interest.

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