Published on : February 19, 2021
In its latest Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw on February 18, Prince Edward Island invited a total of 121 candidates to apply for permanent residence.
PNP allows Canadian provinces to nominate or select immigration applicants who meet the needs of their labour market. PNPs sometimes align with the country's Express Entry System.
Out of the 121 invitations, 102 invitations went to the Express Entry candidates and Labour Impact candidates. Only a meagre 19 invitations went to the Business Impact applicants.
The PNP did not detail how many invitations it sent to Express Entry candidates and how many to Labour Impact candidates.
The Prince Edward Island's PNP Express Entry Category is an enhanced form of the federal government's Express Entry.
Express Entry candidates nominated by a province get a further 600 points in their CRS score, which guarantees them to receive the Invitation to Apply (ITA) in the next draw.
This category is for foreign candidates with a valid job offer in the province or who have their employer's support. It is divided into 3 streams; critical worker, skilled worker and international graduate.
Critical Workers are applicants working in low-skilled occupations who have worked full-time for at least six months with a PEI employer.
Skilled Workers have relevant experience in professional occupations and have been employed or identified by a PEI employer.
International Graduate candidates have graduated recently from a post-secondary institution in the province and have received a skilled occupation job.
The 19 candidates invited through the Business Impact Category required a minimum Expression of Interest (EOI) score of 82. These candidates were invited under the Work Permit Stream, a dedicated stream for candidates who want to own and run a business in the province.
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