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Prince Edward Island PNP

Prince Edward Island PNP

Under this program, prospective immigrants with the skills and experience targeted by the province may receive a Prince Edward Island Provincial Nomination Certificate, which will allow them to apply for Canadian permanent residence with processing times that are faster than other Canadian immigration classes.

Applications are made under three major streams:

  • PEI PNP Express Entry
  • Labour Impact Category
  • Business Impact Category

PEI PNP Express Entry

Eligible candidates for the Express Entry pool and are interested in living and working in Prince Edward Island may apply to the PEI PNP Express Entry Stream and may benefit from processing times of six months or less. Only applicants with skills matching current identified labour needs for the province will be considered.

 Labour Impact Category

Under this category the province accepts applications from individuals who possess skills and experience that are needed in PEI’s labour market. It is divided into two sub-categories:

Skilled Worker Stream

This is a sub category for individuals, who have been identified or hired by a PEI employer. Eligible applicants will work in a skilled profession and possess relevant experience and at least a post-secondary degree or diploma.

Critical Worker Stream

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

International Graduate Stream

This is a sub-category is for recent graduates of recognized Prince Edward Island universities and colleges who have already been hired by a PEI employer as skilled professionals in their field of study.

Business Impact Category

PEI accepts applications under this category from entrepreneurs who wish to invest in and actively manage a PEI business and is divided into three sub-categories:

100% Ownership Stream

This sub-category is for individuals who will be assuming full ownership of their own business in PEI starting a new business or purchasing an existing business in the province.

Partial Ownership Stream

This stream is meant for entrepreneurs who will obtain at least 33.33 percent (one-third) of a PEI business, or invest $1,000,000 CAD in the equity of a business.

Work Permit Stream

Under this sub-category, individuals who wish to invest in a PEI business can transition through work permit prior to receiving provincial nomination. Applicants are expected to begin working in Canada with their work permit in to facilitate learning about the business in which he or she will be investing.