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 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.
PEI PNP - 2020 Draw Schedule
|PEI PNP - 2020 Draw Schedule|
|January 16, 2020|
|February 20, 2020|
|March 19, 2020|
|April 16, 2020|
|May 21, 2020|
|June 18, 2020|
|July 16, 2020|
|August 20, 2020|
|September 17, 2020|
|October 15, 2020|
|November 19, 2020|
|December 17, 2020|
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.
- Learn more about the PEI PNP Skilled Worker Outside Canada stream
Skilled Worker in PEI stream
For eligible skilled workers currently working in PEI.
- Learn more about the PEI PNP Skilled Worker in PEI stream
International Graduate stream
For international graduates of an eligible institution in PEI, who have a local job offer.
- Learn more about the PEI PNP International Graduate stream
Critical Worker stream
For workers with experience in an in-demand occupation.
- Learn more about the PEI PNP Critical Worker stream
Business Work Permit stream
For international business applicants who want to invest in and operate a business in PEI.
- Learn more about the PEI PNP Business Work Permit stream
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).
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