Prince Edward Island Announces 2022 PNP Draw Dates

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Prince Edward Island Announces 2022 PNP Draw Dates
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Canada immigration news: Prince Edward Island has published its anticipated 2022 draw dates for its Expression of Interest system, with the first expected on Thursday, January 20.

The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) plans to conduct monthly draws throughout the year.

Prince Edward Island Expression of Interest covers the province’s immigration streams for Express Entry, Labour Impact and Business Impact candidates.

Anticipated 2022 Prince Edward Island Expression of Interest Draw Dates

  • 20
  • 17
  • March 17
  • 21
  • May 19
  • June 16
  • July 21
  • 18
  • 15
  • 20
  • 17
  • 15

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Last year, Prince Edward Island issued 1,854 ITAs in 12 draws with 1,697, or 92 per cent of them being through Labour Impact and Express Entry and 157, or eight per cent, through Business Work Permit and Entrepreneur invitations.

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.

Under its Labour Impact category, the province has two streams.

The employer-driven Skilled Worker Stream allows skilled workers with a job 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 post-secondary education, with a minimum of 14 years of formal education;
  • Be between 21 and 55 years of age;
  • Have at least two years of full-time work experience in the past five years;
  • Sufficient proficiency in English or French to occupy the employment offered;
  • Sufficient settlement funds;
  • Demonstrated intention to settle in Prince Edward Island.

Immigrants Wanted To Resolve Labour Shortages

The other stream, the Critical Worker stream, 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, or;
    • Housekeeping attendant.
  • Six months of work experience with the Prince Edward Island business offering employment;
  • A current and valid Canadian work permit;
  • High school diploma and minimum of 12 years of formal education;
  • Be between 21 and 55 years of age;
  • At least two years of full-time work experience in the past five years;
  • Demonstrated basic proficiency in English or French language;
  • Sufficient settlement funds;
  • Demonstrated intention to settle in Prince Edward Island.

Under its Business Impact category, the province offers the Work Permit Stream. Applicants under that stream must obtain a Canadian work permit and work for a Prince Edward Island 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 the province.

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