If you graduated from a designated university or college in Prince Edward Island (PEI) and you are currently working in the province, you may be able to apply for Canadian permanent residence through the PEI PNP International Graduate stream, part of the Labour Impact category.
PEI PNP International Graduate eligibility
To be eligible to apply for the PEI PNP International Graduate 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 (National Occupational Classification skill level 0, A, or B);
- have a valid post-graduation work permit and legal status 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) from a publicly-funded PEI post-secondary institution;
- be between the ages of 18 and 59;
- possess sufficient English and/or French language ability to perform the job offered;
- have sufficient financial resources to pay all immigration costs (including travel expenses) for you and your family 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.