Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program

The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program, referred to as PEI PNP, is also known as PEI Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee.

Prince Edward Island, also known as “PEI”, abbreviated PE, or simply “Love Island”, is one of the four provinces of Atlantic Canada, bordering New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador. . Prince Edward Island is known as “Canada’s Garden Province”. Prince Edward Island has a total area of 5,660 square kilometers (2,185 square miles).

PEI has four distinct seasons: spring, summer, winter and autumn. Spring is often late and fairly cool. Summer is usually pleasant, not too hot and not too cold. Although the sea is relatively cold and the surface temperature rarely exceeds 20°C, island residents and tourists still enjoy going to the beach in summer to play and swim. Autumn is warm during the day and cooler at night. Winters are usually long and cold, with heavy snowfall from November to April.

  • PEI area: 5,660 square kilometers
  • PEI Cities: Charlottetown, Summerside, Cornwall
  • PEI Population: 146,300
  • PEI Colleges: University of Prince Edward Island, Maritime Christian College


PEI Provincial Nominee Program Key Worker Category

This category is for applicants who are currently working for a PEI employer on a valid work permit and whose occupation falls under NOC Category C or D. Applicants who meet the application conditions can submit an EOI to PEI PNP, and PEI will invite applicants to apply for provincial nomination based on the principle of high scores.

Applicants who meet the application conditions can submit an EOI to PEI PNP, and PEI will invite applicants to apply for provincial nomination based on the principle of high scores.

Application Requirements

  • Hold a long-term (permanent or at least 2 years) full-time job offer from a PEI employer in an occupation classified as NOC C or D;
  • have worked full-time for a PEI employer for at least six months;
  • hold a valid work permit and have legal status in Canada;
  • Have at least a high school diploma; between the ages of 18-59;
  • Between the ages of 18-59;
  • At least 2 years of full-time work experience or relevant education in the past 5 years;
  • Be able to provide valid language scores within the last two years, with CLB4 in IELTS and NCLC4 in French;
  • Have sufficient funds for the whole family to immigrate and settle in PEI;
  • Have sufficient funds for the whole family to immigrate and settle in PEI;

Note:

  • [7511]From 19 August 2021, applicants with occupation as NOC [7511] are required to have at least 12 months of work experience as a long-haul truck driver, and the job offer must come from a qualified PEI employer.
  • As of June 2019, the PEI PNP key worker category is available for talent acquisition outside of PEI. Only applicants in occupational C occupations working in the priority employment sectors specified by PEI will be approved. These occupational C occupation applicants must have six months of Canadian work experience supported by the LMIA in an occupation that is related to the job offer obtained at PEI.


PEI Skilled Worker Category of the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program

Applicants who meet the application conditions can submit an EOI to PEI PNP, and PEI will invite applicants to apply for provincial nomination based on the principle of high scores.

Application Requirements

  • Hold a long-term (permanent or at least 2 years) full-time job offer from a PEI employer, and the occupation falls under NOC 0, A, B categories;
  • Hold a valid work permit to work in Canada; Hold a long-term (permanent or at least 2 years) full-time job offer from a PEI employer, and the occupation falls under NOC 0, A, B categories;
  • Completion of a higher education program of at least two years and a degree or diploma; Between the ages of 18-59;
  • Between the ages of 18-59;
  • At least 2 years of full-time work experience in the past 5 years;
  • Competency in English and/or French for the job, language proficiency can be verified by:
    • Have taken the language test specified by IRCC in the past 2 years and have at least reached the language level of CLB/NCLC 4;
    • Have a PEI PNP-L06 Employer Language Statement signed by the employer;
  • Have sufficient funds for the whole family to immigrate and settle in PEI;
  • Have sufficient funds for the whole family to immigrate and settle in PEI;

Note: The Skilled Worker category can also be used to recruit talent from outside Canada if the PEI employer is approved by USCIS before issuing the job offer.



Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program International Student Category

This category is for applicants who graduated from PEI higher education institutions. Applicants who meet the application conditions can submit an EOI to PEI PNP, and PEI will invite applicants to apply for provincial nomination based on the principle of high scores.

Applicants who meet the application conditions can submit an EOI to PEI PNP, and PEI will invite applicants to apply for provincial nomination based on the principle of high scores.

Application Requirements

  • Hold a long-term (permanent or at least 2 years) full-time job offer from a PEI employer, and the occupation falls under NOC 0, A, B categories;
  • Hold a valid Graduate Work Permit and have legal status in Canada;
  • If necessary, be able to attend an interview with the immigration office;
  • Completion of a PEI higher education program with a degree or diploma;
  • Between the ages of 18-59;
  • Ability to work in English and/or French;
  • Have sufficient funds for the whole family to immigrate and settle in PEI;
  • Demonstrate a genuine desire to make a home in PEI.


Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program EE Category

This category is divided into two pathways according to whether the applicant has a job offer. PEI PNP will give priority to applicants who are currently living and working in PEI.

Applicants who meet the application conditions can submit an EOI to PEI PNP, and PEI will invite applicants to apply for provincial nomination based on the principle of high scores.

Application Requirements

  • Meet any of the application requirements for Canadian federal skilled immigration, federal skilled worker immigration or experience-based immigration;
  • Create EE and enter the candidate pool;
  • Graduate work permit holders who graduated from provinces other than PEI must have worked for the PEI employer for at least nine months prior to submitting the EOI application, and their graduate work permit must be valid for at least four months at the time of submitting the EOI.

Note: PEI restricts applications for certain occupations due to the high number of postgraduate work permit holders from other provinces.

PEI PNP EE Category EOI Scoring Criteria

  • • PEI PNP EE category EOI score, according to whether the applicant has a job offer, the scoring standard is different. Applicants will be graded mainly based on six aspects, with a full score of 100 points.
PEI PNP EE Categoryhave a job offerNo job offer
age2020
language2020
educate1515
work experience1520
Work1510
adaptability1515
highest score100100

The specific scoring rules are as follows:

Scoring itemWith job offerNo job offer
ageSecond languageSecond language
18-24 years old77
25-29 years old2020
30-44 years old1515
45-49 years old1010
49+00
highest score2020
language skillsSecond languageSecond language
CLB/NCLC 9/102020
CLB/NCLC 81515
CLB/NCLC 71010
CLB/NCLC 7 or less00
highest score2020
educateSecond languageSecond language
Master’s or Ph.D.1515
At least three years full-time bachelor’s degree1212
A minimum two-year full-time higher education diploma in a designated trade1010
High school graduation00
highest score1515
work experienceSecond languageSecond language
6+ years1520
4-6 years1515
2-4 years1010
1-2 years55
highest score1520
WorkSecond languageSecond language
Currently working in PEI with a valid work permit5/
Get PEI professional related job offer5/
Overseas qualification certificate (non-ECA) verified by PEI regulatory body55
At least one year of continuous full-time work experience in PEI55
highest score1510
adaptabilitySecond languageSecond language
Have a close relative who has lived in PEI for at least one year, and the relative is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident55
Spouse/common-law partner and/or children have CLB/NCLC 6 or higher in English or French55
Owned residential property in PEI for at least 12 consecutive months55
Graduated from an accredited PEI higher education institution55
Owned residential property in PEI for at least 12 consecutive months55
highest score1515
total score100100


Employer Requirements for PEI Provincial Nominee Program

It is the responsibility of the PEI employer to complete the PEIW-02: PEI Employee Employment Form and confirm that the following requirements are met:

  • The company has been actively operating under existing ownership/management in PEI for at least two years and has a workforce gap;
  • Provide evidence that the recruitment for the intended occupation was unsuccessful in Canada and that the position is essential to the operation of the company;
  • The job is full-time, non-seasonal, with a contract for a permanent or at least 2-year position;
  • Employment in the intended occupation is consistent with the applicant’s ability to work, based on the applicant’s education, training and/or experience;
  • Terms and conditions of employment comply with all applicable provincial and federal workplace standards for employment and comparable industry wage rates;
  • The applicant’s employment does not violate an existing bargaining unit agreement or employment dispute;
  • Work locally in Prince Edward Island;
  • The job requiring provincial licensing or certification has been verified to ensure that the applicant has the qualifications required to pursue the occupation at PEI;
  • Provide a signed employment contract that includes the terms and conditions of full-time employment;
  • Where applicable, provide settlement support to applicants and their families to help them settle in PEI;
  • Provide a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) if applicable.

Note: If the foreign worker requires a work permit, or the current work permit may expire prior to obtaining the PR, the employer must be willing to register on the federal employer website and pay the $320 employer compliance fee.

PEI PNP Non-EE Category EOI Scoring Criteria

In the EOI system, it is divided into six major items. The maximum score is 100 points. USCIS reserves the right to change screening criteria and scores at any time.

labor categoryskilled workerkey workerStudy abroad graduates
age151525
language2020/
Education151535
work experience2020/
Work151520
adaptability151520
highest score100100100

The specific scoring rules are as follows:

Scoring itemDomestic skilled workersOverseas skilled workerskey workerStudy abroad graduates
age
18-24 years old77710
25-44 years old15151525
45-49 years old10101015
49+0000
highest score15151525
language skills
Employer signs PEIW-02 form2020//
CLB/NCLC 9/10202020/
CLB/NCLC 8171717/
CLB/NCLC 7151515/
CLB/NCLC 6101010/
CLB/NCLC 5555/
CLB/NCLC 4000/
highest score202020/
educate
Master’s or Ph.D.15151535
At least three years full-time bachelor’s degree12121220
At least one year full-time higher education diploma10101020
High school graduation//10/
highest score15151535
work experience
6+ years202020/
4-6 years151515/
2-4 years101010/
2 years or less000/
highest score202020/
Work
Work5/55
PEI professional related job offer10101010
Overseas qualification certificate (non-ECA) verified by PEI regulator5555
At least one year of continuous full-time work experience in PEI5555
highest score15151520
adaptability
Have a close relative who has lived in PEI for at least 12 consecutive months, and the relative is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident5555
Spouse/common-law partner and/or children have CLB/NCLC 6 or above in English or French5555
Owned residential property in PEI for at least 12 consecutive months5555
Graduated from an accredited PEI higher education institution5555
Spouse/common-law partner has at least 3 years of work experience in the past 5 years5555
The child has been admitted to a PEI educational institution for at least 6 consecutive months555/
highest score15151520
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