Prince Edward Island is the smallest province in Canada and a popular destination for prospective immigrants in Canada. The province boasts natural beauty, history, and great Canadian culture. Prince Edward Island is known for its world-class education, fantastic beaches, great cultural attractions, and life. Moreover, the Atlantic island province is also appreciated for its incredible coastal culture with booming tourism, fishing, and agricultural industries.
The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program targets skilled workers, young graduates, and business acumen. Eligible candidates may receive a nomination from the province through many immigration streams. Under the Provincial Nomination Programs, Prince Edward Island operates the following streams under PNP:
The Prince Edward Island Express Entry Stream is for potential immigrants with a valid Express Entry profile. Candidates whose profile meets the criteria may receive a Notification of Interest. After receiving a nomination, candidates get additional 600 points increasing their chances of getting picked in the next EE draw and leading to faster processing of their application.
The Critical Worker Stream is an employer-driven initiative allowing the employers of Prince Edward Island to fill low-skilled positions they are unable to fill locally. Applicants working in PEI can apply under this stream except for employees in the trucking sectors recruited from other provinces of Canada.
The Skilled Worker in Prince Edward Island Stream allows candidates working with a PEI employer to apply for a nomination for permanent residency. This immigration stream facilitates employers of Prince Edward Island to fill high-skilled positions they are unable to fill locally.
The Skilled Worker Outside Canada Stream is for high-skilled workers with the required skill set sought by an employer of Prince Edward Island. Under this stream, employers target foreign nationals for positions they are unable to fill via the local job market. Those who receive a job offer can apply for nomination for permanent residency through this stream under the Provincial Nomination Program of Prince Edward Island.
The International Graduate Stream targets recent graduates from publicly-funded PEI post-secondary institutions to fill in the positions that are not filled through the local job market.
The work permit stream is for applicants ready to invest in and run a business in Prince Edward Island. The stream targets foreign nationals with experience in business ownership or extensive management who are willing to start a business in Prince Edward Island and ready to become Permanent Residents.
Applicants planning to settle in Prince Edward Island through the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nomination Program have to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) system. Based on the profile a candidate is given scores and the highest-ranking candidates are invited to apply for the periodic intakes.
Apart from its provincial Nomination programs, Prince Edward Island also partakes in the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP). The AIPP is an economic growth initiative between the federal government and the Atlantic Provinces of Canada to aid the immigration process for newcomers with a valid job offer from a designated employer in the Atlantic region. The following three programs operate under AIPP:
The province of Ontario secures candidates from the Express Entry pool as part of the Provincial Nominee program. To make sure you qualify under the right category, it is best to get your profile assessed by a qualified immigration expert. At Universal Adviser, we provide visa documentation and consultation services to candidates planning to migrate & settle in Ontario permanently.