PEI is named after the father of the famous Queen Victoria of England. The population of the province is 152,000. In summer (July) the average temperatures are around 19 degree celsius and in Winter (January) the temperatures go as low as -7. Charlottetown is the capital of the province as well as the largest city. PEI grows 25% of the total potatoes in Canada.
The main job sectors are IT, Tourism, Farming, Renewable energy and Aerospace.
There are three streams under the PEI PNP are:
- PEI PNP Express Entry (No job offer required)
- Labour Impact (Skilled Worker, Critical Worker and International Graduate)
- Business Impact
Skilled Worker working outside of Canada
Only if the Prince Edward Island employer has gotten official authorisation from the Office of Immigration before making a job offer can the Skilled Worker Stream be used for recruiting talent outside of Canada.
- Have a full-time, long-term (permanent or minimum of two years) employment offer in the NOC skill level 0,A or B from a PEI recognised firm.
- You must have worked full-time for two years in the previous five years.
- Must have legal status in the country of current residence
- Completed a post secondary degree or a diploma (Minimum 2 years in length)
- Must be between the age of 18 and 59
- An English exam with a minimum score of CLB/NCLC 4 or above from an IRCC certified testing centre within the last two years, or a workforce job offer stating that the employer hiring you is comfortable with your proficiency in English or French.
- Demonstrate a real desire to relocate to PEI.
- Have sufficient financial resources to support the primary applicant and all family members during their first stay in PEI.
Stream for Critical Workers
If you presently work for a PEI employer, you can apply through this stream. This stream is employer driven, meaning you can fill the positions based on the needs of the employer . This frequently occurs when they are unable to identify suitable candidates locally.
Requirements for Applicants
- Must have a full-time, non-seasonal job offer from a PEI business in an intermediate skilled position described by NOC codes C or D (permanent or two years minimum).
- For the employer, a minimum of 6 months of full-time job experience is required.
- To be able to work in Canada, you need to be in a legal position with a current work permit.
- A secondary school diploma would be required as a minimum education.
- You must be between the ages of 18 and 59 in order to be considered for this position.
- 2 years of full-time job experience in the last 5 years or comparable work experience
- A language test from a native speaker IRCC approved testing Centre within the past two years with a minimum CLB/NCLC level 4
- Intention to live in PEI must be demonstrated
- Proof of funds to prove you or your family will be able to sustain themselves in PEI
Note: Changes for the trucking sector employees
From August 19,2021 any applicant currently applying or nominated under any provincial immigration To be qualified for the NOC 7511 programme, you must have at least 12 months of long haul truck driving experience and work for a qualifying PEI employer.
Workers with specialised skills in Prince Edward Island
If you are currently employed by a PEI employer, you may be eligible to apply for a permanent residency nomination under the Skilled Worker Stream of the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program, which is administered by the province.
Requirements for Applicants
- Must have two years of full-time, non-seasonal work experience and a valid job offer from a PEI company in a high-skilled occupation that falls under NOC 0,A or B (minimum two years or permanent).
- For the past five years, applicants were required to have a minimum of two years of work experience.
- Hold a valid work permit to work in Canada
- Prove legal status in the country of your residence
- Must be between the ages of 18-59
- An English test from a CLB/NCLC 4 or above from an IRCC recognised testing facility within the last two years, or a workforce job offer saying that the business recruiting you is confident in your English or French competency.
- To be established in PEI, you must have adequate financial resources to sustain yourself and your family.
- Aspiration for Prince Edward Island as a place to call “home”
Graduates from around the world
If you have graduated from a publicly-funded post-secondary institution in Prince Edward Island, you may be eligible to file for a nomination for permanent residency through the province’s Provincial Nominee Program’s International Graduate stream.
- A post-secondary degree or diploma from a publicly financed institution in Prince Edward Island is required
- Have a full-time, non-seasonal job (at least two years or a non seasonal position) job offer from a PEI employer
- Legal residing in Canada and having a post graduate work permit
- The ability to attend an interview with the staff from an office, if required.
- To execute the essential task, you must be able to communicate well in English and/or French.
- You must be between the ages of 18 and 59 in order to be considered.
- You must have sufficient financial resources to establish yourself and your family in PEI.
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