The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program advances immigration to Canada for individuals and their families who qualified for the provincial criteria in support of four initiatives: increased business and economic development, an increased supply of skilled workers, increased population and achievement of provincial demographic, social and cultural objectives.

Federal Skilled Worker

These are persons with appropriate education, work experience, age and language capabilities under one of Canada’s official languages and who are chosen under the Express Entry Immigration system to apply for permanent residence.
To be eligible for admission to the Express Entry Pool as a Federal Skilled Worker, applicants must meet the subsequent conditions:

  • Have one-year of constant full-time paid work experience or comparable part-time uninterrupted employment within the preceding 10 years listed under the applicable National Occupational Classification system;
  • The work experience should be categorized within Skill Type 0 (Managerial Occupations), Skill Level A (Professional Occupations), or Skill Level B (Technical Occupations and Skilled Trades) within the significance of the National Occupational Classification system; 
  • Get adequate points comprising of six selection factors. The current pass mark is 67 points;
  • Undertake language testing from an established third party and show intermediate-level language skills in English or French equivalent to the Canadian Language Benchmark of 7)
  • Have appropriate settlement funding;
  • Undertake a positive security background and medical examination.

Eligible candidates are assessed against six factors to ascertain their admissibility for immigration to Canada. Candidates should achieve a total of 67 points out of a feasible 100 in order to be eligible. The selection factors are:

  • Education;
  • Language;
  • Employment experience;
  • Age;
  • Arranged employment;
  • Adaptability;

The latest program pursues to choose applicants with the highest possibility of economic settlement accomplishment and involvement in Canada.  It retains earlier standards with a change to the comparative significance and point composition for each choice factor.

Federal Skilled Trades

Admissibility under the Federal Skilled Trades Class is evaluated on a pass or fail basis, with candidates needed to satisfy the subsequent four requirements:

  1. Have offers of employment from one or two Canadian employers for a period of at least one year in a qualified skilled trade (NOC Skill level B), OR Hold certification of qualification for that trade from a Canadian provincial or territorial regulatory body;
  2. Provide proof of enough language proficiency in one of Canada’s two official languages;
  3. Have 24 months of work experience in the past five years in the skilled trade, after trade qualification, where appropriate;
  4. Be eligible to meet the conditions of the job offer(s) or trade in Canada, as outlined by the NOC;

Offer of employment

Trade certification in Canada falls under provincial jurisdiction. Every province defines which professions will be regulated and creates regulatory bodies where appropriate. Provincial certification is frequently challenging to gain from outside Canada and consequently, this program will be highly advantageous to tradespeople who acquire an accepted offer of employment from an established employer, or who are already working in Canada as temporary foreign workers. Not all trades are regulated in all the provinces. Where a trade is not regulated, an offer of employment becomes compulsory.

Tradespeople who acquire an accepted offer of employment for one year or more in their trade from a Canadian employer are also qualified to apply. The offer of employment will be assessed to guarantee that it is a qualified trade and that the employment will have a neutral effect on the Canadian Labour Market.

Language

Candidates should present proof that they have at least a basic competence in the English or French language for all four language abilities, including speaking, listening, reading and writing. Only test scores from a CIC authorized language testing agency will be considered to determine competence.

Critical Workers

You can submit an application for a nomination for permanent residency via the Critical Worker stream of the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) if you are presently working in PEI.  The PEI Critical Worker stream is employer-driven, permitting Island employers to fill low-skilled positions that they are incapable to fill through the local job market.

Eligibility

To be qualified to submit an application for the PEI Critical Worker stream you should:

  • have a full-time long-term (i.e. permanent or minimum of  two years) job offer from a PEI employer in NOC skill level C or D(link is external);
  • have worked at least six months full-time for the PEI employer;
  • have a legitimate work permit and legal status in Canada;
  • be capable to attend an interview with staff from the Office, if necessary;
  • have a minimum education of secondary school;
  • be between the ages of 18 and 59;
  • have at least two years of full-time work experience or appropriate education in the previous five years;
  • furnish a language test from an IRCC authorized testing institute within the past two years with a minimum score of CLB/NCLC 4;
  • have enough financial funds to pay all immigration costs (including travel expenses) for you and your family to be able to establish in PEI; and
  • show a sincere plan to reside in PEI.

Starting June 2019, the Critical Worker Stream may be used for talent employment outside Canada for authorized Prince Edward Island trucking-sector employers. With authorization, a work permit support letter would be given to the applicant. 

International Graduates

You can submit an application for a nomination for permanent residency via the International Graduate Stream of the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) if you graduated from a publicly funded PEI post-secondary institution.  The International Graduate stream is employer-driven, permitting Island employers to provide for high-skilled positions that they are incapable to fill through the local job market.

Eligibility

To be suitable to submit an application for the PEI International Graduate stream you should:

  • have a full-time long-term (i.e. permanent or minimum of two years) job offer from a PEI employer;
  • have a legitimate post-graduate work permit and legal status in Canada;
  • be capable to join an interview with staff from the Office, if necessary;
  • have effectively finished a post-secondary degree or diploma from a publicly funded PEI post-secondary institution;
  • be between the ages of 18 and 59;
  • have enough English and/or French language ability to perform the job offered;
  • have enough financial funds to cover all immigration costs (including travel expenses) for you and your family to be able to establish in PEI; and
  • show a sincere plan to reside in PEI.