Prince Edward Island PNP holds new draw issuing 156 invitations to immigration candidates
The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) issued a total of 156 invitations to immigration candidates on April 15.
Candidates invited in this scheduled draw were from the Express Entry, Labour Impact, and Business Impact categories.
Majority of the invitations, 140, were given to Express Entry and Labour Impact candidates. The remaining 16 invitations were issued to Business Impact candidates. The Business Impact candidates needed to meet the minimum point threshold of 75 to receive an invitation.
All invited candidates from the Business Impact Category were issued under the Work Permit Stream, which is for foreign entrepreneurs who want to own and operate a business on the island.
Prince Edward Island (PEI) administers its own Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) within federally approved guidelines. Some of the PNP streams or categories align with Canada’s federal Express Entry system.
PEI immigration has declined over the past year, mainly due to travel restrictions. However, the federal government plans to make up for the loss and achieve an ambitious immigration target in 2021 across the country. Under the PNPs, Canada’s target is to admit 80,000 new immigrants this year.
PEI’s PNP Express Entry Category is an enhanced PNP, which means it is linked with the federal governments 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 within the category: Skilled Worker, Critical Worker, and International Graduate. Candidates in this category must submit an Expression of Interest to be considered.
The Business Impact Category requires candidates to meet the minimum provincial score in order to proceed with their application. The score varies each draw.