PEI, a popular destination for immigrants, has issued its latest invitations
Prince Edward Island, known as PEI, one of the three maritime provinces, has experienced an incredible population growth rate of 2% year-over-year since 2016. During the same period, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, which are the other two maritime provinces, had an average growth rate of 0.8% and 0.5% respectively. Amongst all of the maritime provinces, PEI has been very successful in attracting and retaining skilled foreign workers in recent years.
On May 16, PEI Provincial Nominee Program issued 104 invitations to immigration candidates in its new Expression of Interest (EOI) draw.
90 out of the 104 invitations went to candidates applying through Labour Impact category and Express Entry category.
The labour Impact category consists of four sub-categories: Skilled Worker in PEI, Skilled Worker outside PEI, Critical Worker and International Graduate. A job offer in PEI is required if using these streams.
The Express Entry category is linked to the Federal Express Entry system. A job offer in PEI is not required, but a priority is given to candidates who are currently living and working in the province.
The rest 14 invitations went to candidates applying through Business Impact category-Business Work Permit Stream, with the minimum point of 107.
To be considered for a nomination, candidates must create a profile in PEI’s EOI system. Qualified candidates with the highest scores are invited to apply for a provincial nomination.
Within the EOI system, depending on which stream you are using, there are several areas with associated points: age, language, education, work experience, employment, business ownership or senior management experience, community endorsement and adaptability.
The EOI draw is held on the third Thursday of each month. The next Expression of Interest draw is scheduled for June 20, 2019.
If you are interested in immigrating to PEI or other Canadian provinces and have any questions, please feel free to contact our professional Canada immigration consultants.