Prince Edward Island PNP

Prince Edward Island (PEI), which consists of the island itself and several surrounding isles, is Canada’s smallest province.

It is sometimes called “the birthplace of Canada” because of the Charlottetown conference, which led to the country’s formation. PEI is renowned not only for its lush farmland and beautiful coasts, but it is also home to a burgeoning economy centered on agriculture, tourism, and fishing.

The PEI PNP is Prince Edward Island’s Provincial Nominee Program. Through this program, prospective immigrants with the skills and experience targeted by the province may receive a Prince Edward Island Provincial Nomination Certificate, which will allow that foreign national to apply for Canadian permanent residence with processing times that are faster than other Canadian immigration classes.

Labour Impact Category

The Labour Impact Category focuses on the ever changing labour market needs of Prince Edward Island’s innovative and primary industries.  While Prince Edward Island’s labour force is quite small and many industries are seasonal, labour market gaps are a reality and finding new employees, within Canada, who have the right skill sets, can be a challenge for many Prince Edward Island businesses.

The Labour Impact Category facilitates and provides opportunity for Prince Edward Island businesses and potential new employees from outside of Canada, who have the right skill set to immigrate, work and settle in Prince Edward Island.

There are three streams from which an applicant can choose:

Skilled Worker Stream

This program is suitable for those possess skills and fall under NOC 0, A,B and have post-secondary degree in the intended profession.

Program Requirement

  • Have full-time, long-term( 2 years) job offer from PEI at NOC 0,A,B
  • Valid work permit
  • Completed minimum 2 year post-secondary education degree
  • Age 21-59
  • 2 years out of past 5 years work experience
  • Language requirement: IELTS 4 or educational documents indicating principal language was in English/French
  • Demonstrate intention to settle in PEI

Application Process

Critical Worker Stream

The PEI PNP helps to facilitate filling labour market shortages through enabling foreign workers to apply to become permanent residents. The job being offered must fall under the National Occupational Classification (NOC) skill level C or D which requires the completion of a minimum of 12 years of education – equivalent to a high school diploma or on the job training. This is a pilot program to be reviewed annually. There are 5 occupations currently included in the pilot program: truck drivers, customer service representatives, labourers, food &beverage servers and housekeeping attendants.

Program Requirement

  • Have full time, long-term (2 years) job offer form PEI employer at NOC C, D in one of the following occupations: truck driver, customer service representative, labourer, food &beverage server or housekeeping attendant.
  • Have worked a minimum 6 months full-time
  • Have valid work permit
  • Minimum education of high-school
  • Age: 21-59
  • Have 2 years work experience out the past 5 years
  • Language test: IELTS 4
  • Demonstrate intension to settle in PEI

Application Process

International Graduate Stream

The International Graduate Stream is employer driven and provides opportunity for Prince Edward Island employers to hire a recent graduate from a recognized accredited Prince Edward Island university or college.

Program Requirement

  • Must have a permanent, full-time job offer in their field of study form a PEI employer at NOC 0,A,B
  • Must have worked a minimum 6 months
  • Have valid post-graduate work permit
  • Must possess a valid diploma/degree from recognized accredited PEI university or college
  • Between age 21-55

Application Process