Prince Edward Island

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND PNP

The PEI PN Program is a joint responsibility, whereby the Province recruits, selects and nominates qualified immigrant applicants while the Federal government carrying out security and health background checks and endorsing Final approval.

The PNP expedites the immigration to Canada of individuals and their families to PEI who meet provincial criteria for various schemes to maintain:

  • Business and economic development
  • Meet skill shortages in Labour market
  • Supply of skilled workers
  • Enhance population; and
  • Accomplish provincial demographic, social and cultural objectives

There are three PEI Nominee Program Categories:

Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program
Atlantic Immigration Pilot for Employers – Designation
Atlantic Immigration Pilot for Employers – Endorsement
PEI Express Entry
International Graduates
Skilled Workers outside Canada
Skilled Workers on PEI, Canada
Critical Workers

Work Permit stream
100% Ownership stream
Partial Ownership stream
Buy or Sell PEI Business
Atlantic Immigration Worker Entrepreneur
Pilot for Employers – Designation PEI Express Entry Work Permit stream
Pilot for Employers – Endorsement International Graduates 100% Ownership stream
Skilled Workers outside Canada Partial Ownership stream
Skilled Workers on PEI Buy or Sell PEI Business
Critical Workers

Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program

This is an Employer driven Federal Immigration pilot program to help fill permanent labour shortages for businesses in PEI and support foreign nationals for Permanent residency.

Atlantic Immigration Pilot for Employers – Designation

Atlantic High Skilled Program Atlantic Intermediate Skilled Program Atlantic International Graduate Program

An Employer of PEI has to meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Become a designated employer
  • Want to hire full time international candidates
  • Be in good standing of Provincial and Federal standards
  • Demonstrate preparedness to receive and meet settlement needs of international candidates
  • Understand and adhere to the reporting requirements of the program

Atlantic Immigration Pilot for Employers – Endorsement

An Employer of PEI has to meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be a designated employer
  • Submit a Endorsement application for every foreign national
  • Complete Job offer template
  • Foreign national approaches an approved Service Provider
  • Foreign national gets a Settlement Plan Prepared
  • Employer submits Job offer, endorsement application, and Settlement plan to PEI Office of Immigration

PEI Express Entry

An applicant can apply for a PEI Express Entry nomination for Permanent Residency through PEI PNP. An applicant’s nomination through PEI PNP will enhance their chances of being issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) from IRCC.

An applicant has to meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Create a Federal Express Entry Profile and be placed in a pool of candidates
  • Meet the requirements of at least one of the Federal Economic Immigration Programs:
    • Federal Skilled Worker Program
    • Federal Skilled Trades Program
    • Canada Experience Class
  • Applicant has to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) in order to be selected to apply for the PEI Express Entry.

The following factors will increase an applicant’s chances of Nomination by PEI:

  • Currently living and working in PEI
  • Have strong Family connections to PEI
  • Have work experience of at least 1 year in PEI
  • Have a job offer in a high skilled position from PEI employer
  • Have studied for at least 2 years in PEI
  • Own a residential property in PEI
  • Own a business in PEI

International Graduates

The PEI PNP International Graduates stream is employer driven where PEI employers fill high skilled positions that are not available in the local job market.

An applicant must have the following requirements:

  • Be between the ages of 21 and 59
  • Must have a Permanent full time Job offer from a PEI Employer in skill type 0, A or B occupations
  • Must have a minimum of 6 months work experience from a PEI employer
  • Graduated within the past two years from full-time study at an accredited Canadian University or College of at least a 2 year diploma or degree program
  • Have a valid Post Graduate work permit and legal status in Canada
  • Score at least 50 points on the PEI PNP Self-Assessment form
  • Be able to attend an Interview at PEI Office of Immigration
  • Sufficient financial resources to pay and meet all settlement costs in PEI
  • A command of the English and French language if required for the position; and
  • Genuine intention to settle in Prince Edward Island
  • Application fee of $ 300

Skilled Workers Outside Canada

The PEI PNP Skilled Worker stream is employer driven where PEI employers fill high skilled positions that are not available in the local job market.

Skilled worker category of the PEI PNP is mainly designed to help resolve labour and skill shortages on the island.

The Skilled worker eligibility criteria are:

  • Be in the age group of 21-59 years
  • Adequate language skills in English / French to perform the job offered
  • Have a post secondary degree or diploma of 2 years
  • Must have a Permanent full time Job offer from a PEI Employer in skill type 0, A or B occupations
  • Employment consistence with employees background such as education, training & experience
  • Have Two years of Fulltime experience within the last 5 years
  • Should meet relevant licensing requirements for that specific occupation
  • Have legal status in country of residence
  • Sufficient financial resources to pay and meet all settlement costs in PEI
  • Employment fills skills shortage in PEI
  • Be able to attend an Interview at PEI Office of Immigration
  • Score at least 50 points on the PEI PNP Self-Assessment form
  • Genuine intention to settle in Prince Edward Island
  • Exploratory visit to PEI
  • Application fee of $ 300

Skilled Workers on Prince Edward Island, Canada

The PEI PNP Skilled Worker stream is employer driven where PEI employers fill high skilled positions that are not available in the local job market.

The Skilled worker eligibility criteria are:

  • Be in the age group of 21-59 years
  • Adequate language skills in English / French to perform the job offered
  • Have a post secondary degree or diploma of 2 years
  • Must have a Permanent full time Job offer from a PEI Employer in skill type 0, A or B occupations
  • Employment consistence with employees background such as education, training & experience
  • Have Two years of Fulltime experience within the last 5 years
  • Should meet relevant licensing requirements for that specific occupation
  • Have valid work permit to be working in Canada
  • Sufficient financial resources to pay and meet all settlement costs in PEI
  • Be able to attend an Interview at PEI Office of Immigration
  • Score at least 50 points on the PEI PNP Self-Assessment form
  • Genuine intention to settle in Prince Edward Island
  • Application fee of $ 300

Critical Workers

PEI Critical worker stream is employer driven where PEI employers fill low skilled positions that are not available in the local job market.

To qualify in the Critical Worker category, an applicant must have:

  • Be between the ages of 21-59
  • A PEI job offer in skill level C or D in one of the eligible occupations: Truck driver / Customer service representative / Labourer /Food & beverage server/ Housekeeping attendant
  • Have at least Permanent or two years of full-time work experience within the past five years
  • Have A minimum of 6 months work experience for a PEI employer
  • Have a valid work permit and legal status in Canada
  • Possess a minimum of High school education
  • Provide Language Test results
  • Sufficient financial resources to pay and meet all settlement costs
  • Score at least 50 points on the PEI PNP Self-Assessment form
  • Demonstrate intention to settle in Prince Edward Island
  • Application fee of $ 300

ENTREPRENEUR

Work Permit stream 100% Ownership stream Partial Ownership stream Buy or Sell PEI Business

Work Permit Stream

The PEI PNP Work Permit Stream is for foreign nationals with extensive management or business-ownership experience who would like to move to PEI on a temporary basis to start their business, and eventually become a permanent resident. 

The Eligibility Criteria for Nomination through the Work Permit are:

  • Score at least 50 points on the PEI PNP Self-Assessment form
  • Be 21-59 years of age
  • Meet the age, education, work experience, adaptability and language skills necessary to establish and operate a business in Prince Edward Island
  • Provide IELTS language test results
  • Have a minimum education of high school equivalent
  • Be eligible and willing to apply to CIC for approval of a work permit for the PEI business where the applicant intends to work and invest in
  • Have a personal net worth of at least $600,000 CDN obtained legally
  • Make a minimum investment of $150,000 CDN in a Prince Edward Island business
  • Have management skills through past employment or business ownership experience
  • Must Provide active and on-going management of the business from within Prince Edward Island
  • Sign Performance Agreement with PEI office of Immigration
  • Settlement proposal outlining the intention to move and settle in Prince Edward Island
  • Submit a business plan after an exploratory visit to Prince Edward Island
  • Application processing fee $ 10000

100% Ownership Stream

The PEI PNP 100% Ownership Stream is for foreign nationals with extensive management or business-ownership experience who would like to own and operate their business in PEI, and eventually become a Permanent resident. 

The Eligibility Criteria for the 100% Ownership category are:

  • Score at least 50 points on the PEI PNP Self-Assessment form
  • Have a personal net worth of at least $600,000 CDN obtained legally
  • Have a minimum education of high school equivalent
  • Be 21-59 years of age
  • Have management skills and past employment or business ownership experience
  • Provide IELTS language test results
  • Meet the age, education, work experience, adaptability and language skills necessary to establish and operate a business in Prince Edward Island
  • Must Provide active and on-going management of the business from within Prince Edward Island
  • Make a minimum investment of $150,000 CDN in a Prince Edward Island business
  • Refundable Deposit of $200,000 CDN that is held in escrow subject to meeting the terms and conditions of the Escrow Agreement
  • Must Control 100% of the business and provide active and on-going management of the business from within Prince Edward Island
  • Submit a business plan to demonstrate that the Entrepreneur has the capacity to establish a successful business in the PEI business environment after an exploratory visit
  • Attend an interview with PEI Office of Immigration
  • Application processing fee $ 10000

Partial Ownership Stream

The PEI PNP Partial Ownership Stream is for foreign nationals with extensive management or business-ownership experience who would like to invest and participate in the management of their business in PEI, and eventually become a Permanent resident. 

The Eligibility Criteria for the Partial Ownership category are:

  • Score at least 50 points on the PEI PNP Self-Assessment form
  • Have a personal net worth of at least $600,000 CDN obtained legally
  • Have a minimum education of high school equivalent
  • Be 21-59 years of age
  • Have management skills and past employment or business ownership experience
  • Provide IELTS language test results
  • Meet the age, education, work experience, adaptability and language skills necessary to establish and operate a business in Prince Edward Island
  • Must Provide active and on-going management of the business from within Prince Edward Island
  • Make a minimum investment of $150,000 CDN in a PEI business for partial ownership
  • Refundable Deposit of $200,000 CDN that is held in escrow subject to meeting the terms and conditions of the Escrow Agreement
  • Must Control 1/3 partial equity of the business and provide active and on-going management of the business from within Prince Edward Island
  • Submit a business plan to demonstrate that the Entrepreneur has the capacity to establish a successful business in the PEI business environment after an exploratory visit
  • Attend an interview with PEI Office of Immigration
  • Application processing fee $ 10000

A New Beginning

Canada wants to attract new immigrants on an annual basis with the emphasis firmly focused on immigrants with economic and professional skills from every part of the world.

In Canada you can start a new life, with never-ending opportunities ahead of you. We will help you plan your transition to the new way of life in Canada carefully, patiently and knowledgably.

If you have questions regarding your eligibility to immigrate to Canada as a Provincial Nominee, we suggest you complete our Free PNP Assessment form either for Skilled or Business categories.

Wesley Immigration Consultants