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Biggest PNP draw ever by Prince Edward Island

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Canada’s Prince Edward Island recently released the details of 2 of its Provincial Nominee Program [PNP] draws held in August 2020. PEI PNP issued 8 invitations to Labour Impact and Express Entry candidates on August 11.

In the biggest PEI PNP draw to be held ever, 305 invitations were issued to candidates in all streams – Business Impact, Labour Impact, and Express Entry – on August 20, 2020.

Of the total 305 issued, while 28 went to Business Impact candidates, 277 invitations were for candidates under the Express Entry and Labour Impact categories. The PEI PNP usually does not give a breakdown of how many invitations were issued in each of the individual categories of Express Entry and Labour Impact.

The “minimum point threshold for Business Invitations” in the August 20 draw was 112. No minimum Expression of Interest [EOI] score was given for the other 2 categories.

As per the PEI PNP, invitations issued in August 2020 consisted of “all Express Entry and those Labour Expression of Interest profiles submitted up to June 2020 that stated they are living and working in PEI”.

PEI PNP Categories
[1] Express Entry Aligned with the federal government of Canada’s Express Entry system that manages the 3 main economic programs of – Federal Skilled Worker Program [FSWP], Federal Skilled Trades Program [FSTP], and Canadian Experience Class [CEC].
[2] Labour Impact For foreign nationals that have a valid job offer in the province. There are 3 streams under the category –§  Skilled Worker§  Critical Worker§  International Graduate
[3] Business Impact The Work Permit Stream, the only pathway under this category, allows individuals to come to PEI on a work permit and operate a business in the province for at least 1 year before being nominated for Canadian permanent residency.

Expression of Interest [EOI] draws by the PEI PNP in 2020 so far

Sl. No. Invitation Date Invitations sent to Business Impact Category Invitations sent to Express Entry and Labour Impact categories
1 January 16, 2020 13 110
2 February 20, 2020 10 143
3 March 23, 2020     5
4 April 27, 2020   10
5 May 15, 2020   14
6 May 29, 2020  19
7 June 10, 2020    9
8 June 18, 2020  10
9 June 23, 2020 20  71
10 July 10, 2020  8
11 July 16, 2020 29 158
12 July 31, 2020 8
13 August 11, 2020 8
14 August 20, 2020 28 277

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