On December 16, PEI held its final scheduled PNP draw. Prince Edward Island has revealed the results of the new Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw.
In this draw, the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) welcomed 124 immigration candidates. Express Entry and Labour Impact candidates received the most invites, totalling 114. The remaining 11 invites were given to Business Impact applicants who obtained at least a 67-point provincial score.
This is the marine province's final planned draw of the year. PEI welcomed 1,804 applicants in 2021, 1,697 from the Labour Impact and Express Entry streams, and 157 from the Business Impact stream. The PEI PNP plans its draws for the entire year in advance. The 2022 draw timetable is yet to be revealed.
The PEI PNP Express Entry Category is an enhanced PNP that is linked to the federal government's Express Entry system. To be considered for this stream, candidates must have a profile in the system.
Express Entry is a service that manages immigration applications. It processes applications for three economic immigration programs: the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program, and the Canadian Experience Class.
Eligible applicants are assigned a CRS score based on their age, job experience, education, and language competence in English or French. Express Entry candidates who receive a provincial nomination receive 600 points added to their CRS score and are almost certain of receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence in the next Express Entry lottery.
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Express Entry candidates must create an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile with the PEI PNP to be eligible for a provincial nomination from PEI.
The province's unique points grid is used to assign points to EOI profiles. The top scorers are then asked to apply through monthly drawings.
Labour Impact Category
The Labour Impact Category is for foreign people with a legitimate employment offer on Prince Edward Island and employer assistance. There are three tracks: Skilled Worker, Critical Worker, and International Graduate.
Candidates in this category must also submit an Expression of Interest to be considered for a provincial nomination in the Labour Impact Category.
Business Impact Category
Candidates in the Business Impact Category must satisfy the minimal provincial score criterion to advance their applications. Every draw has a different score. The invites delivered in today's draw by the PEI PNP were granted under the Work Permit Stream, which is for international entrepreneurs who desire to own and manage a business on the island.
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