Prince Edward Island held its Provincial Nominee Program draw on February 18 by inviting 121 immigration candidates.
Out of the 121 invitations, 102 were for Express Entry and Labor Impact categories of the PEI PNP. The province issued the remaining 19 invitations to the candidates belonging to the Business Impact category. And candidates needed to have a minimum of 82 points in the PEI’s score grid.
The Express Entry Category of the PEI PNP is directly affiliated to the federal Express Entry System. It is an express entry-aligned stream.
In order to be eligible for a provincial nomination from Prince Edward Island, express entry candidates have to create an Expression of Interest profile separately for the PEI PNP.
Then, the highest-scoring candidates in the PEI’s points grid are invited by the province to apply for a provincial nomination.
If a foreign national has a job offer in PEI, he or she becomes eligible to apply for a provincial nomination through the Labor Impact Category. There are three streams in this category – International Graduate, Skilled Worker, and Critical Worker.
Candidates invited through Business Impact Category were foreign entrepreneurs who were a part of the Work Permit Stream and who want to start their own business in PEI.