Prince Edward Island in Canada has held its latest round of invitations under the Provincial Nominee Program [PNP].
Held as per the 2021 draw schedule, the March 18, 2021 provincial draw by the province – through the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program [PEI PNP] – had a total of 150 being invited to apply for a nomination for Canada PR.
|An Overview of the PEI PNP March 18, 2021 draw
[Total invitations: 150]
|Category / Type of invitations||Invitations issued|
|Labour & Express Entry Invitations||140|
|Business Work Permit
Of the total 150 invitations issued, 140 went out to candidates eligible for the categories of Labour Impact and PEI Express Entry. Another 10 PEI PNP invitations were for the Business Impact category.
|Prince Edward Island PNP streams available|
|Labour Impact||For foreign nationals with a valid job offer and support from a PEI employer.||Critical Worker||–|
|Skilled Worker||Skilled Worker in PEI|
|Skilled Worker outside Canada|
|PEI Express Entry||For foreign nationals with profile in IRCC’s Express Entry system.
An EOI system is followed, wherein an individual creates an online profile with the PEI PNP and is given a score based on human capital and adaptability factors.
The highest-ranked, as per the EOI score, are invited.
|Business Impact||For foreign nationals interested in owning and operating a business in PEI.
Priority to be given to those with the greatest potential of economically establishing themselves in PEI.
Note. IRCC: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada; EOI: Expression of Interest.
The minimum points threshold for business invitations issued in the latest PEI PNP draw was 70. This is the lowest points requirement in almost a year. The previously issued business invitations, in the February 18 PEI PNP draw, had a minimum threshold of 80 points.
The minimum points required for the categories of Labour Impact and PEI Express Entry are generally not disclosed by the PEI PNP.
The smallest island in Canada, Prince Edward Island is a part of the PNP of Canada. With over 80 immigration pathways or ‘streams’ available, many linked with the federal Express Entry system, the PNP is a much sought-after route to Canada.
Prince Edward Island is also one of the 4 provinces in Canada – Newfoundland and Labrador, PEI, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia – that are a part of the Atlantic Immigration Pilot [AIP].
An Express Entry candidate that is successful in securing a nomination – through any of the Express Entry-linked PNP streams – is automatically allotted 600 points towards their ranking score based on the Comprehensive Ranking System [CRS].
With the CRS 600 boost, an Express Entry candidate that is a provincial nominee is guaranteed to be invited by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada [IRCC] to apply for their Canadian permanent residence.
Applying for permanent residence in Canada through the Express Entry system is by invitation only. It is the highest-ranking Express Entry profiles – based on their CRS scores – that are invited.
As not all Express Entry profiles receive invitations to apply, a PNP nomination is a highly recommended way to ensure an ITA by IRCC.
|Draws by the PEI PNP in 2021 so far
|Sl. No.||Invitation Date||Invitations sent to Business Impact Category||Invitations sent to Express Entry and Labour Impact categories|
|1||January 21, 2020||15||196|
|2||February 18, 2020||19||102|
|3||March 18, 2020||10||140|
|Total invitations in 2021 so far – 482
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