In the draw held on May 20, Prince Edward Island invited 155 candidates to apply for provincial nomination. A majority of the invitations, 138 in total, went to Express Entry and Labour Impact category candidates. The remaining invites were issued to Business Impact candidates with a minimum point threshold of 80.
Canada Provincial Nominee Program
Provincial Nominee Programs offer a feasible pathway for many potential immigrants, especially those who do not have an Express Entry and those who have Comprehensive Ranking System(CRS) scores too low to qualify for the Express Entry selection, to apply for Canada PR. The Express Entry candidates who receive a provincial nomination have 600 additional CRS score points added to their total score and that guarantee them an invitation to apply for permanent residence in Canada. At the same time, the Provincial Nominee Programs allow provinces to select candidates who meet their labour market needs and nominate them for permanent residence in Canada. The country is planning to welcome 80800 new permanent residents through Provincial Nominee Programs in 2021.
PEI PNP Express Entry
The Express Entry category of Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program is aligned to the federal Express Entry system. In order to receive an invitation from PEI PNP, Express Entry candidates must first submit an Expression of Interest(PEI PNP). Each EoI profile is assessed and awarded a score and those with the highest scores are invited to apply for provincial nomination in the draws that are conducted every month. Those who are nominated receive 600 additional CRS score points.
Labour Impact category
Those who have valid job offer from a Prince Edward Island employer are eligible to receive provincial nomination from Prince Edward Island through Labour Impact category. This category has three streams— Skilled Worker, Critical Worker and International Graduate.
Business Impact category
The Business Impact category candidates have to meet the minimum score requirement to be considered for provincial nomination. The Business Impact category invitations in the May 20 PEI PNP draw were issued through the Work Permit Stream under the category.