Prince Edward Island is one of four Atlantic provinces on Canada’s East Coast, and the smallest province in Canada. PEI holds the reputation of a laid back, slower paced environment. The landscape is hilly with woods, white sand beaches and ocean coves. The climate is moderated by the ocean, with both winter and summer avoiding the extreme temperatures seen in other regions of Canada. The backbone of the economy on PEI is farming. With it’s lush red soil, the region produces 25% of Canada’s potatoes. Tourism and fishing also make significant economic contributions to the economy. The province is connected to the rest of mainland Canada by the 13 km long Confederation Bridge. The cost of living in Prince Edward Island is generally lower than other Provinces in Canada.
Prince Edward Island operates three streams through which it is possible to apply for Provincial Nomination. You may be eligible to apply if you:
The PEI Express Entry Category is for individuals with a valid Express Entry profile who have indicated an interest in living in PEI.
The PEI Labour Impact Category encompasses 4 streams for applicants with a job offer from an employer in PEI. The category operates with an Expression of Interest system whereby candidates are selected on the basis of six selection factors.
In each of these categories, applicants must:
1. Skilled Worker in PEI
2. Skilled Worker Outside Canada:
3. Critical Worker Stream
4. International Graduate Stream
Work permit stream
The work permit stream is for individuals interested in starting a business in PEI. Individuals who meet the minimum applicant criteria are invited to apply according to their ranking in the Expression of Interest system. The initial application must include a CAD $10,000 application fee, and if accepted, you will attend an interview in PEI to discuss your business proposal in detail. If the PEI PNP program accepts your proposal, you will be provided with a letter of support to obtain a work permit. The work permit will enable you to move to PEI and establish your business.
If you meet the following terms while holding your work permit, you will then be issued a nomination certificate to enable you to apply for Permanent Residence: