Prince Edward Island invited Express Entry, Labour Impact, and Business Impact immigration candidates and issued 194 invitations in two PNP draws in July.
The first draw was held on July 10, and invited 8 Labour Impact and Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination. The draw on July 16, there were 157 candidates invited from the Labour Impact and the Express Entry category. The PEI PNP also invited 29 Business Impact candidates as well. PEI has held two draws since March.
The next draw is scheduled for August 20.
PEI Express Entry Category
Express Entry manages the applications for three economic-class immigration categories :: Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and Canadian Experience Class.
Eligible candidates are given a CRS score for their age, work experience, education, and language proficiency in English and French. Express Entry candidates who receive any provincial nomination are given an additional 600 points in their CRS score, and are having highest chance to get an Invitation to Apply ITA for permanent residence in a Express Entry draw.
In order to be considered for a provincial nomination from PEI, Express Entry candidates need to create an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile with the PEI system. Candidates in the Labour Impact Category were invited in both rounds this month. This category is for foreign nationals who have a valid job offer in PEI, and have support from their employer.
Business Impact Category
The PEI PNP issued invitations to 29 candidates at the Minimum score of 117. The Work Permit Stream is for entrepreneurs who wish to own and operate a business in PEI.