Final 2021 Prince Edward Island Draw Sees 125 Canada Immigration Invitations Issued

142
Prince Edward Island Draw: Province Issues 136 Canada Immigration Invitations
Canada immigration free assessment

Canada immigration news: Prince Edward Island’s final draw of 2021 saw the province issue invitations to apply to 125 skilled worker and entrepreneur Canada immigration candidates.

The December 16 draw saw invitations issued through the Labour Impact, Express Entry and Business Impact Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) streams.

It saw 114 invites issued to Labour Impact and Express Entry candidates, while Business Impact candidates received 11 invitations.

Business Impact candidates required a minimum score of 67 points.

The last draw of 2021 means a total of 1,854 candidates have received invitations this year, including 1,697 through the Labour Impact and Express Entry streams, and 157 through the Business Impact stream.


Read More Canada Immigration News

Canada Labour Shortage: Top 10 Jobs in Prince Edward Island
All You Need To Know To Immigrate To Canadian Province Of Prince Edward Island
Prince Edward Island Draw: Province Issues Invitations To 188 Canada Immigration Candidates


PEI PNP Immigration Draws 2021

Date Category Invites Issued Minimum Score
16-12-2021 Labour Impact/Express Entry 114 N/A
Business Impact 11 67
18-11-2021 Labour Impact/Express Entry 172 N/A
Business Impact 16 67
21-10-2021 Labour Impact/Express Entry 195 N/A
Business Impact 9 72
16-09-2021 Labour Impact/Express Entry 129 N/A
Business Impact 14 72
19-08-2021 Labour Impact/Express Entry 152 N/A
Business Impact 9 72
15-07-2021 Labour Impact/Express Entry 118 N/A
Business Impact 9 75
17-06-2021 Labour Impact/Express Entry 101 N/A
Business Impact 12 60
20-05-2021 Labour Impact/Express Entry 138 N/A
Business Impact 17 80
15-04-2021 Labour Impact/Express Entry 140 N/A
Business Impact 16 75
18-03-2021 Labour Impact/Express Entry 140 N/A
Business Impact 10 70
18-02-2021 Labour Impact/Express Entry 102 N/A
Business Impact 19 82
21-01-2021 Labour Impact/Express Entry 196 N/A
Business Impact 15 80

PEI launched its Expression of Interest system at the start of 2018, and has made monthly draws ever since, with some disruption due to the coronavirus pandemic.


Video: How PNP Immigrants Can Move Anywhere in Canada


PEI issued a total of 1,955 invites during 2020, up from 1,629 in 2019.

Of the 2020 invites, 1,742 went to Labour Impact and Express Entry candidates, with the remaining 213 going to Business Impact candidates.


Prince Edward Island Express Entry Stream

PEI’s Express Entry category operates by considering candidates already in the federal Express Entry Pool for a provincial nomination.

Such a nomination adds 600 points to a candidate’s Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score and effectively guarantees an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian immigration.

The PEI Express Entry Category features two pathways to Canadian permanent residence, one for candidates with a job offer and one for those without.


Prince Edward Island Labour Impact Category

1) Skilled Worker Stream

This employer driven stream allows skilled workers with an employment offer in PEI to be nominated for Canadian Permanent residence if they meet the following criteria:

  • A full time employment offer from a Prince Edward Island business in an occupation classified as skill level “0”, “A” or “B” of the National Occupational Classification (NOC);
  • Completion of a post-secondary education, with a minimum of 14 years of formal education;
  • Between 21 and 55 years of age;
  • At least 2 years of full time work experience in the past 5 years;
  • Sufficient proficiency in English or French to occupy the employment offered;
  • Sufficient settlement funds;
  • Demonstrated intention to settle in Prince Edward Island.

2) Critical Worker Stream

This category is designed to resolve labour shortages and is open to foreign workers already in PEI with employment in specific critical demand occupations. The primary criteria for nomination are:

  • A full time offer of employment from a Prince Edward Island business in one of the following occupations:
    • Truck driver;
    • Customer service representative;
    • Labourer;
    • Food & beverage server;
    • Housekeeping attendant.
  • 6 months of work experience with the Prince Edward Island business offering employment;
  • Current valid Canadian work permit;
  • High school diploma and minimum of 12 years of formal education;
  • Between 21 and 55 years of age;
  • At least 2 years of full-time work experience in the past 5 years;
  • Demonstrate basic proficiency in English or French language;
  • Sufficient settlement funds;
  • Demonstrated intention to settle in Prince Edward Island.

Prince Edward Island Business Impact Category

Work Permit Stream

Individuals applying under the P.E.I. Work Permit Stream must obtain a Canadian work permit and work for a P.E.I. business for a certain amount of time as designated in a Performance Agreement.

After the Performance Agreement is fulfilled, the applicant must make a minimum $150,000 investment in the business and commit to managing the business on a daily basis from within P.E.I.

Previously, Prince Edward Island operated direct permanent residence business streams, but these were closed in September 2018 over immigration fraud concerns.


 

Canada immigration free assessment