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Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program

PEI is one of the smallest provinces in Canada in terms of land and population, which is in western side of Canada; it is one of the Maritime Provinces and one of the Atlantic Provinces. Charlottetown is the largest city and capital of PEI. According to Statistics Canada, the province of PEI has 158,717 residents. The major part of the economy in PEI is Farming.

Although it is the smallest province in size, it is one of the largest in terms of natural beauty, history, and Canadian culture. The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program expedites immigration to Canada for individuals and their families who meet provincial criteria in support of four initiatives: increased business and economic development, increased supply of skilled workers, increased population and achievement of provincial demographic, social and cultural objectives.

Streams In Prince Edward Island

  1. Prince Edward Island Express Entry
  2. Skilled Workers in Prince Edward Island
  3. Provincial Nominee Program
  4. Skilled Workers outside Canada
  5. Critical Workers
  6. Atlantic Immigration Pilot for Employers - Designation
  7. International Graduates
  8. Health Job Opportunities

Prince Edward Island Express Entry(PEI)

Eligibility Skills

(A Gist About the Steam): This stream is only for those who have a Job Offer from an employer in Newfoundland and Labrador or who is working on a work visa and foreign nationals are nominated by the province.

Prince Edward Immigration Points

Factors With Job Offer Without a Job Offer
Age 20 points 20 points
Language 20 points 20 points
Education 15 points 15 points
Work experience 15 points 20 points
Employment 15 points 10 points
Adaptability 15 points 15 points
Maximun Points 100 points 100 points
Age Points(20 max)
18 to 24 7 points
25 to 29 20 points
30 to 44 15 points
45 to 49 10 points
Over 49 0 point
Proficiency in English or French Points(20 max)
CLB/NCLC 10 20 points
CLB/NCLC 9 20 points
CLB/NCLC 8 15 points
CLB/NCLC 7 10 points
Below CLB/NCLC 7 0 point
Level of Education Points(15 max)
Master’s or Doctoral (PhD) level 15 points
Post-secondary degree – program of at least 3 years of full-time study 12 points
Post-secondary diploma in a trade that requires at least 2 years of full-time study 10 points
High school 0 point
Work Experience With Job Offer Without Job Offer
6 or more years 15 points 20 points
4 to 6 years 15 points 15 points
2 to 4 years 10 points 10 points
1 year 5 points 5 points
Maximum Points15 points 15 points
Adaptability Points(15 max)
The applicant has a close relative that is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident living in PEI for at least 12 consecutive months 5 points
The applicant currently owns residential property in PEI for at least 12 consecutive months 5 points
The applicant graduated from a recognized PEI post-secondary institution 5 points
The applicant’s spouse or common-law partner has at least 3 years of work 5 points
experience in the last 5 years 5 points
The applicant’s dependent children have been enrolled in a PEI educational institution for a minimum of 6 consecutive months 5 points
Employment With Job Offer Without a Job Offer
Working in PEI on a valid work permit 5 points Nil
Job offer in PEI related to field of study 5 points Nil
Foreign qualification with the regulated body in PEI 5 points 5 points
One year or more of continuous full-time work experience in PEI 5 points 5 points
Maximun Points 15 points 10 points

Skilled Workers in PEI

The Skilled Worker stream is employer-driven, allowing Island employers to fill high-skilled positions that they are unable to fill through the local job market, if you are currently employed by an Island employer.

Eligibility Skills

  1. Have a full-time non-seasonal (permanent or minimum of two years) job offer from a PEI employer in a high skilled occupation level O, A, or B.
  2. Have at least two years of full-time work experience in the past five years.
  3. Have a valid work permit to be working in Canada.
  4. Have a legal status in country of residence.
  5. Have successfully completed a post‐secondary degree or diploma (minimum two year program).
  6. Age in-between 18 to 59.
  7. Have sufficient financial resources for the applicant and family to pay all immigration costs (including travel expenses).
  8. English or French language ability with CLB/NCLC 4 or else if the employer is comfortable with the employees English or French proficiency Language test non mandatory.

There is no fee to create an Expression of Interest profile. If you are selected to apply for nomination by PEI, there is a non-refundable fee of $300 CAD which must be submitted via electronic transfer with your application.

Provincial Nominee Program

If you are interested to permanent residency in Prince Edward Island, Individuals are selected for nomination based on their intention to live and work in PEI and their economic ability to establish here. Priority will be given to entrepreneurs and to individuals qualified to work in areas with identified skill shortages in the PEI labour market.

Skilled Workers outside Canada

The Skilled Worker Stream may be utilized for talent recruitment outside of Canada if the Prince Edward Island employer has received authorization from the Office of Immigration prior to issuing a job offer. With approval, a work permit support letter would be provided for the applicant to seek a work permit.

Eligibility Skills

Critical Workers

The PEI Critical Worker stream is employer-driven, allowing Island employers to fill intermediate-skilled positions that they are unable to fill through the local job market.

Eligibility Skills

  1. Have a full-time non-seasonal (permanent or minimum of two years) job offer from a PEI employer in a intermediate skilled position level C or D.
  2. Have worked a minimum of 6 months full-time for the PEI employer.
  3. Have a valid work permit and legal status in Canada.
  4. Possess a minimum education of secondary school diploma.
  5. Age in-between 18 to 59.
  6. Have sufficient financial resources for the applicant and family to pay all immigration costs (including travel expenses).
  7. English or French language ability with CLB/NCLC 4 or else if the employer is comfortable with the employees English or French proficiency Language test non mandatory.

Atlantic Immigration Pilot for Employers

AIPP designed to fill permanent labour shortages and skill gaps in your business by supporting foreign nationals for permanent residency. There are three different streams which aim to address different needs. The Atlantic High Skilled Program allows attracting highly skilled individuals, the Atlantic Intermediate Skilled Program allows attracting semi-skilled individuals, and the Atlantic International Graduate Program allows attracting recent graduates from Atlantic Canada post-secondary institutions, there are no fees payable.

Eligibility Skills

International Graduates

If you graduated from a publicly-funded PEI post-secondary institution, the International Graduate stream is employer-driven, allowing Island employers to fill positions that they are unable to fill through the local job market.

Eligibility Skills

Demand NOC Prince Edward Island

Examples of Skill level C Occupation
NOC Code Eligible Occupations
9462 Industrial Butchers
7511 Long Haul Truck Drivers
6513 Food & Beverage Servers
7154 Delivery Workers
3413 Licensed Nursing Assistants
8431 General Farm Workers
Examples of Skill level D Occupation
NOC Code Eligible Occupations
8611 Fruit Pickers
6731 Cleaning Staff
NOC Code Eligible Occupations
2146 Aerospace Engineers
2211 Chemical Technicians
2232 Aerospace Inspectors
3111 Specialist Physician
3112 General practitioner and family physicians
3012 Registered Nurses
3141 Speech-Language Pathologist
4011 University Professors
4152 Social Workers
7201 Machinists
7237 Welders
Examples of Skill level C Occupation
NOC Code Eligible Occupations
3413 Licensed Nursing Assistants
4412 Home support workers
6411 Sales executives
6513 Food & Beverage Server
6541 Security guards
6552 Contact centre agent
7511 Long Haul Truck Drivers
7154 Delivery Workers
7452 Material handlers
8431 General Farm Workers
9462 Industrial Butchers
9463 Fish and seafood plant workers

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