The PEI Express Entry stream allows Express Entry candidates invited by PEI immigration authorities to apply for and receive a provincial nomination, resulting in 600 additional Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points and an invitation to apply (ITA) for immigration to Canada at a subsequent Express Entry draw.
The PEI Express Entry stream is one of many streams managed under the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP), though the only stream aligned with the federal Express Entry system. Other PEI PNP streams exist outside Express Entry.
Currently, any Express Entry candidate is eligible for nomination through PEI Express Entry;* however, this does not mean that every candidate in the Express Entry pool may be be nominated. A few things have to happen before that is a possibility.
First, you have to create a PEI PNP Expression of Interest profile. 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. Applicants can only have one active profile at any one time.
At this point, you will have active profiles in both the federal Express Entry system and the PEI Expression of Interest system. Your profile will remain active in the latter for up to six months.
The EOI form is not a formal application to the PEI PNP; as a result, there is no submission fee. However, candidates who are invited to apply to the PEI PNP and submit an application are required to pay an application fee of $300 CAD.
Once in the PEI Expression of Interest system, candidates are assigned a score out of 100 in the PEI Express Entry stream points grid.