Prince Edward Island is a beautiful province in Canada, which has launched its own provincial Nominee Program for nominating applicants for Express Entry, who are interested in immigrating and settling in the province. The applicants are chosen for the PEI PNP, on the basis of their demonstrated intent to settle on the island after obtaining their Canada PR visa, and also on their ability to integrate themselves into the community and contribute positively to the economy of the province.
Work Permit Stream for the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program
Under the PEI work permit stream or PEI PNP Express Entry stream, those candidates who desire to live and work in the province are eligible to apply. Candidates will need to be eligible for at least one of the following Federal Economic Immigration Programs.
1. Federal Skilled Worker Program
2. Federal Skilled Trades Program
3. Canadian Experience Class
Candidates who wish to immigrate to Canada and meet the eligibility criteria laid out for one of the federal programs will have to first create an Express Entry Profile on the IRCC website. The profiles that are ranked on the top are sent an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Permanent Residence in Canada.
Applying for PNP can improve your CRS Score and grant you 600 bonus points if selected. The time for processing for the Prince Edward Island PNP is around 6 months. Those who have submitted their application in the EE Pool and also are seeking a job from an employer in the province can submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for settling in the province.
The work permit stream gives priority to those having skills and experience in the primary industries of the province.
Minimum Eligibility Requirements for PEI PNP Work Stream Applicants
1. Age of the applicant should be between 21 and 59 years of age
2. Applicant will need to provide proof of having obtained a full-time and long-term employment offer for a minimum period of 2 years in either NOC Skillset O, A, or B.
3. The applicant should be able to show his valid legal status in the current country where he is in residence.
4. The applicant should be able to provide a valid work permit if he is living in Canada.
5. The applicant should have completed Have a post-secondary degree/ diploma which has been verified by a recognized authority
6. The applicant should be willing to attend an interview in the province if required
7. The applicant should be able to furnish proof of having a minimum of two years of full-time work experience in the preceding years.
8. The applicant should show proof of having sufficient funds to sustain in the province as stipulated by the government
9. The applicant should be able to show Proficiency in English/French with a CLB of 4.0 or more
10. The applicant should show the bonafide intention of settling and working in the province
What are the criteria for Employers Sponsoring PEI PNP Applicants?
1. The employer should commit to providing the applicant with a job offer for a full-time job for a minimum period of 2 years
2. The job position should be decided on the basis of the applicant’s education, skills, and work experience.
3. The terms of the job offer will need to be in compliance with the standards in the province
4. The employment position should be in the province of PEI
5. The employer should be able to provide proof of support from the family of the employee
6. The employer should be able to provide a Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) whenever it is applicable.
What is the Critical Worker Stream for PEI PNP?
Critical Worker stream is a part of a pilot program that is conducted each year in order to know the impact of immigration on industries and occupations. This program enables employees from certain selected professions to immigrate to Canada in an expedited way legally. The professions which are recognized as critical workers can be subject to change at very short notice, and therefore the best policy would be to be in touch with a Canada PNP Consultant, who would guide you on the latest changes.
What is the Minimum Eligibility Requirement for the Critical Worker Stream for PEI PNP?
1. The age of the applicant should be between 21 years and 59 years.
2. The applicant should be able to show proof of having obtained a full-time job offer that he is expected to hold for a minimum period of 2 years in any job listed on the NOC Skillset C or D which can include.
• Customer Service Representative
• Truck driver
• Food and Beverage Server
• House Keeping Assistant
3. The applicant must have a work experience of a minimum of 6 months in the province with a local employer for Prince Edward Island PNP
4. The applicant should have legal residence status in the country where he is residing currently
5. The applicant should be able to show a valid work permit if he is currently living in Canada.
6. The applicant should have completed his post-secondary degree or diploma which has been assessed and verified by a competent and recognized authority
7. The applicant should be willing and able to attend an interview in the province if and when required
8. The applicant should have a minimum of 2 years of full-time work experience in the immediately preceding 5 years.
9. The applicant should have sufficient funds which can help them to sustain in the province
10. The applicant should be able to show proof of Proficiency in English/French with a minimum CLB of 4.0).
11. The applicant should show proof of Bonafide’s intention of working and settling in the province.
What are the Requirements for Employers to Sponsor Applicants for the Critical Worker Stream?
1. The employer should be willing to provide a job offer for a full time, and long term position for a minimum period of 2 years
2. The job position should be based on the applicant’s education, skill, and work experience.
3. The terms of the employment offer should comply with the rules and regulations of the PEI province.
4. The employment offer should be in the province with a contract that is provided.
5. support for Settlement should be there from the employee’s family.
6. The applicant should be able to attend the immigration interview
7. The employer should be able to provide Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) if it is required as and when it is applicable