IMMIGRATE TO PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

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.

PEI PROVINCIAL NOMINEE PROGRAM

Prince Edward Island operates three streams through which it is possible to apply for Provincial Nomination.  You may be eligible to apply if you:

  • have a profile in Express Entry and in the PEI Expression of Interest System, or
  • have a job offer with a PEI based employer, or
  • want to operate a business in PEI

PROGRAM DETAILS

1. Express Entry 2. Labour Impact Category  3. Business Impact Category

1. Express Entry

The PEI Express Entry Category is for individuals with a valid Express Entry profile who have indicated an interest in living in PEI.

Applicant criteria:

  • you have a valid profile in the Express Entry System
  • you indicated in your Express Entry profile that you are interested in living in PEI
  • you have created a profile in the PEI Expression of Interest system, and it will be scored on the following basis:
    1. age
    2. language
    3. education
    4. work experience
    5. employment in PEI
    6. adaptability including close family member living in PEI, spouse or children language scores, property ownership in PEI, education completed in PEI, spouse work experience and children studying in PEI
  • you received an invitation to apply from PEI on the basis of your Expression of Interest

2. Labour Impact Category 

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:

  • have a job offer from a PEI employer
  • be between the ages of 21-59
  • score a min CLB 4 on a valid language test (except Int’l Graduates)
  • have sufficient finances to settle in PEI

1. Skilled Worker in PEI

Applicant criteria:

  • you have a full time, long-term, NOC 0, A or B, job offer from a PEI employer
  • you hold a valid work permit in Canada
  • you have completed a min 2 year post-secondary education credential
  • you have a min 2 years full time work experience in the past 5 years

2. Skilled Worker Outside Canada:

Applicant criteria:

  • you have a full time, long-term, NOC 0, A or B, job offer from a PEI employer who has been approved by PEI Provincial Nominee Program
  • you have legal status in your country of residence
  • you have completed a min 2 year post-secondary education credential
  • you have a min 2 years full time work experience in the past 5 years

3. Critical Worker Stream

Applicant criteria:

  • you have a full time, long-term, NOC C or D, job offer from a PEI employer in one of the following occupations: truck driver, customer service representative, labourer, food and beverage server, or housekeeping attendant
  • you have worked a min of 6 months for the PEI employer
  • you hold a valid work permit in Canada
  • you have completed a min equivalent to a Canadian high school education

4. International Graduate Stream

Applicant criteria:

  • you have a full time, long-term, NOC 0, A or B, job offer from a PEI employer
  • you have worked a min of 6 months for the PEI employer
  • you hold a valid post grad work permit
  • you have completed a min 2 year post-secondary education credential from a PEI institution

 

3. Business Impact Category

Work permit stream

Applicant criteria:

  • you have a min personal net worth of CAD $600,000
  • you have completed a min equivalent to a Canadian High School Diploma
  • you are between the ages of 21 – 59
  • you have transferable management skills and past employment or business ownership experience
  • you intend to live and work in PEI, providing day to day management of your PEI based company

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:

  • you and your immediate family will reside in PEI while operating the business
  • you will make a min investment of CAD $150,000 into the business within first 12 months
  • your business will operate for a min of 12 consecutive months
  • your company financial statements will demonstrate a min of CAD $75,000 in eligible operating expenses

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