Apply for the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program

Immigrate to Nova Scotia through the Provincial Nominee Program

If you are interested in living and working in Prince Edward Island, the Prince Edward Island PNP Program may be for you. Prince Edward Island is one of Canada’s fastest growing provinces with cities such as Charlottetown growing at a fast pace. Job opportunities in Prince Edward Island are an attractive option for many foreign workers seeking stable, long term employment.

With the island’s economic growth, its government deemed it necessary to participate in the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) to bring more foreign workers to its territory.

Successful applicants will receive a PEI Nominee Certificate, which will speed-up the Canada Immigration (Permanent Resident) Visa application process. Under the PEI Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), you may qualify under one of seven streams.

Seven Prince Edward Island PNP Stream for Fast Track Canada Immigration

If you are interested in settling in Prince Edward Island AND you meet the criteria of one of the THREE streams below you may be able to enter Canada in less time.

  1. PEI Express Entry
  2. PEI Business Impact
  3. PEI Labour Impact

1) Prince Edward Island Express Entry Stream

Requirements for the Skilled Worker Stream

You can apply for a PEI Express Entry nomination for permanent residency through the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP). Your nomination through PEI PNP will increase your chance of being issued an Invitation to Apply from the Federal Government. ​

To be eligible for nomination through PEI Express Entry, you must:

  • meet the requirements of at least one of the Federal Economic Immigration programs:

    • Federal Skilled Worker Program;
    • Federal Skilled Trades Program; or
    • Canadian Experience Class
  • create a Federal Express Entry Profile and be placed in the pool of candidates.

There are two pathways to permanent residency through the PEI Express Entry Category, depending on if you have a job offer in PEI or not. Priority will be given to applicants that are living and working in PEI.

Learn more about if you are eligible for Express Entry by clicking get started below

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2) Prince Edward Island PNP (PEI PNP) Business Impact Category

100% Ownership Stream Requirements

  • Have a verifiable personal net worth of $600,000

  • Have the skills, education, age, language ability and experience to operate a business in P.E.I

  • Invest at least $150,000 CAD in a business venture in P.E.I.

  • Sign an escrow agreement containing stipulations on a deposit of $150,000 to be held by the province until terms of agreement have been met

  • Have taken the IELTS within the past 2 years and have gotten a minimum band score of 4.0

  • Prepare a detailed business plan after visiting the province explaining the applicant’s intentions for settling in P.E.I. and taking an active role in the management of the business venture

Partial Ownership Stream Requirements

The same requirements as the 100% ownership stream except the $150,000 investment into a new or existing PEI business for a partial ownership interest of a minimum of 33 1/3% of voting shares, or make a minimum of a $1million investment.

Work Permit Stream Requirements

  • Apply to CIC for approval of a work permit for the PEI business that the applicant intends to invest and manage
  • Have a verifiable personal net worth of $600,000
  • Prepare a detailed business plan after visiting the province explaining the applicant’s intentions for settling in P.E.I. and taking an active role in the management of the business venture
  • Have taken the IELTS within the past 2 years and have gotten a minimum band score of 4.0Invest at least $150,000 CAD in a business venture in P.E.I.

3) Prince Edward Island (PEI PNP) Labour Impact Category

Skilled Worker Stream Requirements

  • Have a full-time, long-term (permanent or minimum of 2 years) job offer from a PEI employer within an NOC skill level of O, A or B

  • If currently employed by a PEI employer, have a valid work permit

  • Have legal status in country of residence

  • If required, be able to attend an interview at the Office of Immigration, Settlement and Population

  • Have successfully completed at least 2 years of post-secondary education or diploma

  • Within the past 5 years, have relevant schooling or full-time work experience

  • Meet the language requirements

  • Demonstrate genuine intention to settle in PEI

  • Demonstrate sufficient financial resources and settlement supports as indicated by transferable funds in order to cover the costs associated with immigration and travel expenses

Critical Worker Stream Requirements

  • Have a full-time, long-term (permanent or minimum of 2 years job offer from a PEI employer within an NOC skill level of C or D in one of the following occupations: customer service representative, truck driver, labourer, food and beverage server or housekeeping attendant.

  • Have worked a minimum of 6 months full-time for a PEI employer

  • Have a legal work permit

  • Have legal status in country of residence

  • Within the past 5 years, have relevant schooling or full-time work experience

  • Meet the language requirements

  • If required, be able to attend an interview at the Office of Immigration, Settlement and Population

  • Demonstrate genuine intention to settle in PEI

International Graduate Stream Requirements

  • Permanent, full-time job offer in their field of study from a Prince Edward Island employer at a NOC skill level 0, A or B

  • Worked a minimum of 6 months for the Prince Edward Island employer

  • Must have legal status in Canada

  • Must have a valid post-graduate work permit

  • Must be able to attend an interview at the Office of Immigration, if required

  • Must have completed at least a two-year diploma or degree program while studying full time

  • Must possess a valid diploma/degree from the recognized accredited Prince Edward Island University or College

  • Must have graduated within the past two years from full-time study at an accredited Prince Edward Island University or College

  • Should be between 21 and 55 years of age

  • Must possess English and/or French language ability to perform the job offered by a Prince Edward Island employer

  • Must demonstrate sufficient settlement supports and financial resources, including transferable funds, in order for the applicant and family to pay the immigration costs, travel expenses and establish in Prince Edward Island

  • Genuine intention to settle in Prince Edward Island

Why Hire Us to Help with Your Prince Edward Island PNP Application?

While the procedures for applying for an Prince Edward Island PNP may seem uncomplicated, some applicants apply without seeking any help from an immigration lawyer, thinking that they can “do it themselves”.

For Prince Edward Island PNPs, there is a higher risk of refusal in cases where the application is not properly prepared. The standards are very high.

The documentation and processes involved in successfully obtaining a PNP are complex and usually require legal expertise.

We have helped hundreds of individuals and their families successfully immigrate to Canada through the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program. Our experienced immigration lawyers will be able to assess your case and recommend a course of action to best serve your needs.

The first step towards your Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program application is getting an assessment of your case. Fill out our free immigration assessment form and we will get back to you within 24 hours to discuss your eligibility and options.

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