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PEI PNP issues 254 invitations in November 2020 draw

PEI PNP draw

Canada’s Prince Edward Island has held its latest provincial draw on November 19, 2020. The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program [PEI PNP] issued a total of 254 invitations in the latest PEI PNP draw.

While 221 invitations went to immigration candidates under the Express Entry and Labour Impact categories, another 33 invitations were for Business Impact candidates. The minimum point threshold for Business Impact invitations was 92.

The previous PEI PNP draw was held on October 15, 2020.

A nomination – to the federal government of Canada for being granted permanent residence – through the Provincial Nominee Program [PNP] of Canada is one of the ways that an immigration candidate can secure Canada PR via PEI.

As per the PEI PNP, in the provincial draws that are held, “Individuals are selected for nomination based on their intention to live and work in PEI and their economic ability to establish here.”

Currently, the PEI prioritizes entrepreneurs along with candidates as per the identified skills shortages in the local labour market.

PEI is also one of the four Canadian provinces that are a part of the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program [AIPP].

PEI PNP Categories
[1] Express Entry Aligned with the federal Express Entry system managing the 3 main economic immigration programs of Canada –
  • Federal Skilled Worker Program [FSWP]
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program [FSTP]
  • Canadian Experience Class [CEC]
[2] Labour Impact 3 streams come under the category of Labour Impact –
  • Skilled Worker
  • Critical Worker
  • International Graduate

Valid job offer in PEI required.

[3] Business Impact The Work Permit Stream is for individuals intending to come to PEI on a work permit, operating a business within PEI for a minimum of 1 year before they can apply for Canada PR.

Express Entry candidates that are successful in securing a PNP nomination get an additional 600 points added to their Comprehensive Ranking System [CRS] scores. With a profile boosted with 600 CRS points by a PNP nomination, the candidate is guaranteed to receive an invitation in the next federal Express Entry system draw.

In 2020, PEI PNP has issued a total of 1,760 invitations in 17 draws that have been held so far.

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
15 September 17, 2020 32 313
16 October 15, 2020 27 184
17 November 19, 2020 33 221
Total invitations in 2020 192 1,568

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