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If you want to immigrate to Canada and would consider moving to the province of Prince Edward Island (PEI, Canada's smallest province by area), then the PEI Provincial Nominee Program, commonly known as the PEI PNP, could be the perfect Canadian immigration option for you.

Nominated persons can settle in PEI with accompanying family members, if applicable.

Who is PEI looking for?

The PEI PNP is one of Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs, or PNPs, through which provinces may nominate individuals for Canadian permanent residence based on criteria set by the province.

The PEI PNP offers immigration streams for candidates in the government of Canada’s Express Entry pool, as well as skilled workers (currently working in PEI or outside Canada), graduates of local higher education institutions, and for business immigrants who want to operate a business in PEI.

Here are some details on those PEI PNP streams, with useful links to criteria and application processes.

PEI Express Entry

The PEI Express Entry stream is a key part of the PEI PNP, notably because nearly any candidate in the Express Entry pool can submit an Expression of Interest. As with all Express Entry-linked PNPs, successful applicants obtain 600 additional Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points, resulting in an invitation to apply (ITA) at a subsequent Express Entry draw.

Skilled Worker Outside Canada stream

For eligible skilled workers outside Canada with a job offer from a PEI employer.

Skilled Worker in PEI stream

For eligible skilled workers currently working in PEI.

International Graduate stream

For international graduates of an eligible institution in PEI, who have a local job offer.

Critical Worker stream

For workers with experience in an occupation which is critically in-demand.

Occupations In Demand stream

For workers with experience in an in-demand occupation.

Business Work Permit stream

For international business applicants who want to invest in and operate a business in PEI.

PNP Live Tracker

Don’t wait around to find out which provinces are welcoming applications from which type of candidate — use our PNP Canada Live Tracker to get the latest updates (now includes a new tool to find the right PNP stream for you).

Get help with your Canadian immigration application

Do you need assistance in preparing an application for Canadian permanent residence? If so, view Moving2Canada’s Book an Immigration Consultant page to see our list of recommended, accredited representatives who can assist you in your goals.

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