Prince Edward Island PNP invites 150 candidates in recent draw
Prince Edward Island held a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw scheduled on March 18.
The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) issued a total of 150 invitations to apply (ITAs). Express Entry, Labour Impact, and Business Impact candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination for Canada permanent residence.
The majority of the invitations, 140, went to Express Entry and Labour Impact candidates. The remaining 10 invitations were given to candidates in the Business Impact category who had a minimum point threshold of 70.
The Business Impact candidates who received invitations in this draw were from the Work Permit Stream. This stream is for foreign entrepreneurs who want to own and operate a business in the province.
PNPs allow Canada’s provinces and territories to select immigration candidates who meet their labour market needs. Sometimes, the PNP draws align with the federal Express Entry system. Canada has a target to admit 80,800 new immigrants through the PNPs in 2021.
The PEI PNP Express Entry category is an enhanced PNP, meaning it works with the federal government’s Express Entry system.
The Labour Impact category is for foreign nationals who have a valid job offer in PEI and have support from their employer. There are three (3) streams: Skilled Worker, Critical Worker, and International Graduate. Candidates must submit an Expression of Interest profile to be considered for a provincial nomination through this category.
The Business Impact category has a minimum provincial score requirement for candidates to meet to proceed with their applications. The score is different in every draw and is not a set number.