Prince Edward Island PNP

Prince Edward Island is one of eastern Canada’s maritime provinces, off New Brunswick and Nova Scotia in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The large island is marked by red-sand beaches, lighthouses, and fertile farmland, and is renowned for seafood like lobster and mussels. Charlottetown, the capital, is home to Victorian government buildings & the modern Confederation Centre of the Arts, with a theatre and art gallery.

The PEI PNP is Prince Edward Island’s Provincial Nominee Program. Through this program, prospective immigrants with the skills and experience targeted by the province may receive a Prince Edward Island Provincial Nomination Certificate, after which they can apply for Canadian permanent residence with the Government of Canada.

Prince Edward Island Immigration Categories

Express Entry Category

The PEI PNP Express Entry is for candidates who have a valid Express Entry profile, wish to live and work in Prince Edward Island, and have skills that match current identified labour market needs in the province.

Needs a job offer? No

Application Fee: CAD $300

Processing time: 6 months

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must have an Express Entry profile;
  • Must be eligible for one of the three main federal economic class immigration programs: Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) or the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).

If you are a Post-Graduate Work Permit (PGWP) holder or a spousal open work permit holder:

  • Your PGWP must have at least four months validity at the time you submit your EOI;
  • Must have studied outside of PEI (or be a spouse to someone who studied outside PEI);
  • Must have at least nine months of work experience under a PEI employer.

 

Labour Impact Category

The Labour Impact Category is for skilled workers and international graduates who have the skills and experience needed in PEI’s labour market. This category is divided into three streams.

Skilled Worker Stream

This stream is for workers who have been identified or hired by a PEI employer. To apply to this stream, you must be either currently working in PEI or have a job offer from a PEI employer. Eligible applicants will work in a skilled profession and possess relevant experience and at least a post-secondary degree or diploma.

Application Fee: CAD $300

Processing time: 6 months or less

Minimum requirements:

  • Must be between 21 and 59 years old;
  • Must have a full-time permanent or at least two-year job offer from a PEI employer in an eligible position;
  • Must have enough money to settle in PEI;
  • Must have the intention to reside in PEI;
  • Must meet the language requirements of the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of 4.
  • Job offered must have a National Occupational Classification (NOC) level of 0, A or B;
  • Must have at least a two-year post-secondary degree or diploma;
  • Must have at least two years of full-time work experience in the past five years;
  • Must have a valid work permit if you live in Canada;
  • Must have legal status in your country of residence if you live outside Canada.

 

Critical Worker Stream

This stream is for workers who have already been hired by a PEI employer, and whose employer would like to sponsor them for permanent residence. Eligible applicants can work in a semi-skilled or unskilled profession.

Application Fee: CAD $300

Processing time: 6 months or less

Minimum requirements:

  • Must be between 21 and 59 years old;
  • Must have a full-time permanent or at least two-year job offer from a PEI employer in an eligible position;
  • Must have enough money to settle in PEI;
  • Must have the intention to reside in PEI;
  • Must meet the language requirements of the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of 4.
  • Job offered must be in one of the following positions:
    • Truck driver;
    • Customer service representative;
    • Labourer;
    • Food and beverage server; or
    • Housekeeping attendant.
  • Must have worked at least six months full-time for the PEI employer;
  • Must hold a work permit in Canada;
  • Must have at least a high school education;
  • Must have at least two years of work experience or relevant education in the past five years.

 

International Graduate Stream

This stream is for recent graduates from recognized accredited Prince Edward Island universities and colleges. You must have already been hired by a PEI employer. Eligible applicants will work in a skilled profession in their field of study.

Application Fee: CAD $300

Processing time: 6 months or less

Minimum requirements:

  • Must be between 21 and 59 years old;
  • Must have a full-time permanent or at least two-year job offer from a PEI employer in an eligible position;
  • Must have enough money to settle in PEI;
  • Must have the intention to reside in PEI;
  • Must meet the language requirements of the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of 4.
  • Job offered must have a National Occupational Classification (NOC) level of 0, A or B
  • Must have worked for at least six months for the PEI employer in a position that is directly related to your education;
  • Must hold a valid PGWP.
  • Must have graduated, and received a post-secondary degree or diploma from an eligible PEI learning institution.

 

Business Impact Category

The Business Impact Category has one stream: the Work Permit Stream.

Work Permit Stream

This stream is for people who wish to invest in a PEI business. They will be expected to begin working in Canada and learn about the business while on a work permit. After that, they can apply for a PEI provincial nomination for permanent residence.

Application Fees: CAD $10,000

If your application is declined or withdrawn before being interviewed, you will get a CAD $7,500 refund.

Processing time: 6 months or less

Minimum Requirements

  • Must be between 21 and 59 years old;
  • Must have a minimum net worth of CAD $600,000;
  • Must have at least a secondary education;
  • Must have transferable management skills or business ownership;
  • Must meet the minimum language requirements of CLB 4;
  • Must intend to reside and work in PEI;
  • Must actively manage the proposed business from within PEI;
  • Your business must meet additional requirements.