In this program, interested applicants are nominated to apply for permanent residency in Canada based on their economic ability to live and work in PEI.
The PEI Provincial Nominee Program is the immigration program administered by the Office of Immigration, Department of Economic Development & Tourism, Government of Prince Edward Island. The Office of Immigration has an agreement with the Canadian Federal Government to manage this program that regulates the flow of immigrants to Prince Edward Island.
There are different immigration streams under which interested persons can apply with its own specific eligibility and application requirements.
PEI Express Entry
Going through the PEI-PNP can increase your chances of being invited to apply for Canadian Permanent Residency. Foreign nationals need to successfully meet the eligibility requirements of either one of the below immigration streams to apply:
- Canadian Experience Class
- Federal Skilled Worker Program;
- Federal Skilled Trades Program
They will need to create an Express Entry profile and be placed in the federal pool of candidates. Individuals living and working in PEI or having a job offer from a PEI employer will be preferred.
In this stream, a person already working in PEI is eligible to apply for Canadian permanent residency. It is an employer driven program where they hire persons already working with them to fill vacant job positions.
Note- From June 2019, recruiting talent for positions outside Canada is possible for approved PEI based trucking industry employers.
If you have graduated from a PEI post-secondary publicly funded institution, you can apply under this stream.
Skilled Workers in PEI
If you are a foreign national currently working for a PEI employer, you can apply for Permanent Residency in Canada under the Skilled Worker stream of PEI. PEI Employers can initiate the application in this stream for certain job occupations that they are unable to fill from the local job market.
Skilled Workers Outside Canada
If you are a foreign national and possess a job offer from a PEI employer, you can apply under this stream. It is an employer-driven program for specific hard-to-fill skilled positions outside Canada. PEI Employers need to get in touch with the Office of Immigration for approving the job offer and submitting the PEI-EOI profile.
In all the above immigration streams, you will need to create a profile in the PEI – Expression of Interest System.
Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP)
The Atlantic Immigration Pilot, was introduced on a pilot basis for three years in 2017. Its primary goal is to to fulfill labor market requirements by supporting employers in the four Atlantic provinces of Canada:
- Prince Edward Island
- Nova Scotia
- New Brunswick
- Newfoundland and Labrador.
In the AIP, employers have to adhere to certain criteria for enrollment to hire qualified immigrants for hard-to-fill job roles. They will also need to provide initial and ongoing support to newcomers and their families.
Foreign nationals can apply for permanent residency in Canada through three immigration streams of Intermediate skilled, high skilled and International graduate. Job offer from a designated PEI employer is required to apply under this stream apart from fulfilling the rest of the eligibility criteria.
How We Can Help
Do you wish to live and work or do business in Canada? Call Nanda & Associate Lawyers today to chat with our Registered Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) who can help you with the application process. If you meet the PEI program requirements, you can become a Canadian Permanent Resident along with your dependent family members.
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