Prince Edward Island immigration says it wants candidates to continue submitting Expressions of Interest despite the coronavirus crisis.
In an email, the PEI Office of Immigration said: “We encourage all potential applicants to create an expression of interest when they meet program criteria as we may perform unscheduled draws in this period of uncertainty.”
The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) already indefinitely postponed its March 19 draw due to COVID-19 restrictions.
A further draw was planned for April 16, according to the schedule released at the start of 2020.
However, with the immigration office closed and staff working remotely, PEI says it is not sure when the next EOI draw will take place.
The March 19 draw would have been the third of 2020 through PEI Expression of Interest.
PEI PNP draws feature invites for the province’s immigration streams for Express Entry, Labour Impact and Business Impact candidates.
In two draws so far in 2020, 276 invites have been issued through the PEI PNP. They include 253 Express Entry and Labour Impact invites and 23 Business Impact candidates.
PEI launched its Expression of Interest system at the start of 2018 and has made monthly draws ever since.
PEI PNP Immigration Draws 2020
|Date||Category||Invites Issued||Minimum Score|
|20-02-2020||Labour Impact/Express Entry||143||N/A|
|16-01-2020||Labour Impact/Express Entry||110||N/A|