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Prince Edward Island Invites 155 Immigration Candidates In New Draw
Prince Edward Island has published the details of its scheduled May 20 draw. The North Atlantic province invited a total of 155 immigration candidates through its Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).
Out of the invitations issued to 155 immigration candidates, 138, were sent out to Express Entry and Labor Impact candidates.
The remaining 17 invitations went to Business Impact candidates who had a minimum point threshold of Eighty (80).
PNPs allow Canada’s provinces and territories to choose candidates who meet their labor market needs.
This is true of Prince Edward Island province, which manages and organizes the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) within federally approved guidelines.
Immigration to P.E.I., like elsewhere in the country, has declined over the past few years, largely due to travel restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, Canada plans to make up the deficit and achieve an ambitious immigration target in 2021. Under the PNPs Canada’s target is to welcome 80,800 new immigrants this year.
PEI PNP Express Entry Category – 155 Immigration Candidates
The PEI PNP’s Express Entry Class is an enhanced PNP, which means it is aligned with the federal government’s Express Entry system.
Express Entry manages the applications for three main economic-class immigration programs: Federal Skilled Trades Program, Federal Skilled Worker Program, and Canadian Experience Class.
Eligible candidates are granted a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score based on certain factors such as age, education, work experience, and language proficiency in English and French.
Express Entry candidates who get a provincial nomination are given an extra 600 points toward their CRS score and are practically assured an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence in an upcoming Express Entry draw.
In order to be considered for a provincial nomination from Prince Edward Island Province, Express Entry candidates need to create an Expression of interest (EOI) profile with the PEI PNP.
EOI profiles are awarded points based on the province’s unique points grid. The highest-scoring immigration candidates are then invited to apply via monthly draws.
The PEI PNP did not provide an analysis of how many Express Entry and Labor Impact candidates were issued, nor the minimum EOI score needed for each category.
Labor Impact Category
The Labor Impact Category is for foreign nationals who have a valid employment offer in Prince Edward Island, and have supports from their employer.
It is divided into three streams: Critical Worker, Skilled Worker, and International Graduate.
Candidates in this category must also lodge an EOI profile to stand a chance to get the provincial nomination through the Labor Impact Category.
Business Impact Category
Business Impact Category candidates were required to meet the minimum provincial score criteria in order to proceed with their applications.
The score varies in every draw. The invitations that Prince Edward Island sent in today’s draw were sent out under the Work Permit Stream, which is for foreign entrepreneurs or businessmen who want to own and operate a business in the province.