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Canada’s PEI Province Issues 136 Invitations in latest PNP Draw

Published on : June 22, 2022


Prince Edward Island is among the nine provinces and three territories in Canada that are a part of Canadian PNP,  a route to Canada PR  that goes through the provincial and territorial governments. 

On June 16, 2022, Prince Edward Island invited a total of 136 Canadian immigration hopefuls to apply for being nominated by the province for permanent residence in Canada. Invitations to apply are sent out by the provinces/territories under the Provincial Nominee Program of Canada, commonly referred to as Canadian PNP. 

The PNP program of PEI is officially known as Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP)

PEI PNP Draw Update

In 2022 so far - 6 draws held, 826 invited

Date of Draw


Number of Invitations

June 16, 2022

  • Labour Impact 
  • Express Entry 


Business Impact 

[minimum points required: 65]





PEI PNP follows a predetermined draw schedule, holding a draw every month. While the previous PNP draw by PEI was held on May 20, 2022, the next draw is to be held on July 21, 2022. 

What is PEI PNP?

If you are looking to settle in Prince Edward Island as a permanent resident, one way is to secure a nomination by the province under the PEI PNP. Individuals are selected by the province for a PEI PNP nomination based on their - 

  • Intention to live and work in PEI PNP, and
  • Economic ability to establish within the province. 

Presently, PEI has been prioritizing individuals and entrepreneurs that are qualified to work in areas with identified and established skills shortages in the PEI labour market. 

What are the PEI PNP categories available? 

An individual can immigrate to PEI as a skiller worker or as an entrepreneur. 

PEI PNP Pathways 


Category / Stream 

About the Category

For workers 

PEI Express Entry 

Linked with the federal Express Entry system. Two pathways depending on if you have a job offer in PEI. Priority to those already living and working in PEI. 

An Expression of Interest (EOI) profile with PEI PNP will have to be created by the Express Entry candidate. 

Labour Impact 

[Runs independently of Express Entry]

[1] Skilled Worker Stream 

Skilled Workers in PEI 

Must have a full-time, permanent or for a minimum of two years job offer (non-seasonal) from a PEI employer in a high-skilled occupation as per Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC)

Skilled Workers Outside Canada 

Must have a full-time long-term (permanent or for at least 2-year duration) job offer from a PEI employer

[2] Critical Workers 

Must be currently working in PEI, having worked for PEI employer for at least six months full-time. 

Must have valid work permit and legal status in Canada 

[3] International Graduate 

For those that have graduated from a publicly-funded post-secondary institution in PEI

Intermediate Experience Stream 

Must have at least 6 months full time Canadian work experience gained on a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) based work permit

Occupations In Demand

Must have a full-time, non-seasonal permanent job offer from a PEI employer in either - NOC 3413, NOC 7511, NOC 7611, or NOC 6731

As an Entrepreneur 

Business Impact Category

Work Permit Stream 

For those wanting to invest in and run a business in PEI. Minimum verifiable personal net worth of CAD 600,000 required. 

How to immigrate to PEI through the PNP?

Immigrating to PEI through the PEI PNP under PEI Express Entry, Labour Impact Category, or Business Impact Category is a 3-step process. 

STEP 1: Create a PEI PNP account and submit your profile to the Expression of Interest System of PEI. 

STEP 2: The highest-scoring, qualified candidates with a PEI connection will be invited to apply. Monthly draws are held by the PEI PNP. 

STEP 3: Following a review, successful candidates are nominated by PEI PNP to submit their Canadian permanent residence application to the federal department of Immigration, refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

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