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First Expression of Interest Draws Conducted by Prince Edward Island

The first draws under Prince Edward Island immigration’s new Expression of Interest system have been conducted by authorities.

Two rounds of invitations have been issued under the province’s Labour Impact/Express Entry and Business Impact categories.

First Expression of Interest Draws Conducted by Prince Edward Island

In the most recent draw, conducted on March 15, 2018, 79 candidates were invited to apply.

The number included 72 invites issued under the Labour Impact and Canada 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 142.


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


The province took the unusual step of publishing the countries of origin of the candidates invited to apply, with the March 15 draw showing 17 different nationalities.


Countries of Origin in March 15 Draw

  • Bahamas
  • Bangladesh
  • Brazil
  • China
  • Egypt
  • France
  • India
  • Iran
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Taiwan
  • UAE
  • US
  • Vietnam

This was the second Prince Edward Island immigration draw since the start of the year, with the first taking place on February 15, 2018. The draw saw 68 candidates invited to apply.

The number included 59 invites issued under the Labour Impact/Express Entry category to candidates with a valid job offer from a Prince Edward Island company.

The remaining nine candidates were invited under the Business Impact category, with scores in the range of 117 to 140.


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

Category Invites Issued Score Range
Labour Impact/Express Entry 59 N/A
Business Impact 9 117-140

Source: www.princeedwardisland.ca


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.

Prince Edward Island Business Immigration Programs:

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

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