Published on : March 19, 2021
The Prince Edward Island recently invited 150 Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates to apply for a provincial nomination.
The PNP helps 11 Canadian provinces and territories pick skilled immigration candidates who meet their labour market requirements.
Out of the 150 invitations, the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) issued 140 invitations to the Express Entry and Labour Impact categories.
Only 10 Invitations to Apply (ITA) were issued to candidates under the Business Impact category who had scored above the 70 points cutoff.
The Express Entry category of PEI PNP is an enhanced PNP form that works with the central government’s Express Entry System.
To be eligible for a provincial nomination from Prince Edward Island under Express Entry, candidates must create an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile with PEI PNP.
Candidates under Express Entry who receive a nomination get an additional 600 points to their CRS score.
This can guarantee them an invitation to apply for permanent residence in the subsequent Express Entry draws.
The Labour Impact category is for candidates who either have a valid job offer in the province or have their employer’s support.
It is divided into three streams:
Candidates applying under the Labour Impact category also had to submit their EOI, similar to Express Entry candidates.
The PEI PNP website did not provide the breakdown of how many ITAs were issued to Labour Impact candidates and how many for Express Entry candidates.
It also did not specify the minimum EOI points required under both categories.
The ten candidates issued ITAs under the Business Impact category were from the Work Permit stream.
It is a dedicated stream for global entrepreneurs to own and operate a business in the province.
The candidates needed to meet the minimum cut-off score of 70 points.
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