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Business Impact Candidates Invited To Apply for P.E.I. Immigration

Prince Edward Island immigration officials have invited a new batch of entrepreneurs to apply for immigration under the province’s Business Impact category.

The April 19 draw saw 17 Business Impact candidates invited to apply for P.E.I. immigration.

The invites were part of a three-category draw that saw a total of 169 candidates invited to apply, the largest draw yet under the EOI system, launched at the start of 2018.

Business Impact Candidates Invited To Apply for P.E.I. ImmigrationThe number included 77 invites issued under the Labour Impact Category, with scores ranging from 22 to 85. There were 75 invites issued to candidates under the Canada Express Entrycategory to candidates already working on P.E.I., or graduates from a P.E.I. post-secondary institution. These candidates’ scores ranged from 37 to 87.


Prince Edward Island Expression of Interest Draw: April 19, 2018

Category Invites Issued Score Range
Labour Impact 77 22-85
Express Entry 75 37-87
Business Impact 17 135-142

Source: www.princeedwardisland.ca


The province publishes the countries of origin of the candidates invited to apply, with the April 19 draw showing 27 different nationalities.


Countries of Origin in April 19 Draw

  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Egypt
  • Ethiopia
  • France
  • Ghana
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Iran
  • Israel
  • Jamaica
  • Morocco
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Qatar
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Taiwan
  • Ukraine
  • US
  • UK
  • Vietnam

This was the third Prince Edward Island immigration draw since the start of the year, with the previous draw taking place on March 15, 2018. The draw saw 79 candidates invited to apply.

The number included 72 invites issued under the Labour Impact/Express Entry category to candidates with a valid job offer from a Prince Edward Island company.

The remaining seven candidates were invited under the Business Impact category, with scores in the range of 135 to 1402.


Prince Edward Island Expression of Interest Draw: March 15, 2018

Category Invites Issued Score Range
Labour Impact/Express Entry 72 N/A
Business Impact 7 135-142

Source: www.princeedwardisland.ca


Prince Edward Island Business Immigration Programs:

  1. 100% Owner Stream;
  2. Partial Ownership Stream;
  3. Work Permit Stream;

Prince Edward Island Express Entry Stream

PEI’s Express Entry category operates by considering candidates already in the Express Entry Pool for a provincial nomination.

Such a nomination adds 600 points to a candidate’s Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score and effectively guarantees an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian immigration.

To apply for a provincial nomination from PEI, candidates already in the Express Entry Pool should complete a simple form posted on the provincial government’s website. You can access it here.

There is no application fee and a candidate’s completion of the form is viewed as an expression of interest in immigrating to PEI.

Provincial officials say they will only contact candidates deemed worth pursuing.


Prince Edward Island Labour Impact Category

1) Skilled Worker Stream

This employer driven stream allows skilled workers with an employment offer in PEI to be nominated for Canadian Permanent residence if they meet the following criteria:

  • A full time employment offer from a Prince Edward Island business in an occupation classified as skill level “0”, “A” or “B” of the National Occupational Classification (NOC);
  • Completion of a post-secondary education, with a minimum of 14 years of formal education;
  • Between 21 and 55 years of age;
  • At least 2 years of full time work experience in the past 5 years;
  • Sufficient proficiency in English or French to occupy the employment offered;
  • Sufficient settlement funds;
  • Demonstrated intention to settle in Prince Edward Island.

2) Critical Worker Stream

This category is designed to resolve labour shortages and is open to foreign workers already in PEI with employment in specific critical demand occupations. The primary criteria for nomination are:

  • A full time offer of employment from a Prince Edward Island business in one of the following occupations:
    • Truck driver;
    • Customer service representative;
    • Labourer;
    • Food & beverage server;
    • Housekeeping attendant.
  • 6 months of work experience with the Prince Edward Island business offering employment;
  • Current valid Canadian work permit;
  • High school diploma and minimum of 12 years of formal education;
  • Between 21 and 55 years of age;
  • At least 2 years of full-time work experience in the past 5 years;
  • Demonstrate basic proficiency in English or French language;
  • Sufficient settlement funds;
  • Demonstrated intention to settle in Prince Edward Island.

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