Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP)


What is it?

Prince Edward Island’s Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) is a program which allows future immigrants with the skills and experience targeted by the province to obtain a Prince Edward Island Provincial Nomination Certificate. After receiving this certificate candidates can apply for Canadian permanent residence with the Government of Canada.
Applications to PEI PNP are accepted via various immigration streams.

PEI PNP operates under 3 main categories:

PEI PNP Express Entry

Labour Impact Category

Business Impact Category

PEI PNP Express Entry

Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria for entering Express Entry pool then can create a profile in the Prince Edward Island Expression of Interest system. Nomination via Prince Edward Island will increase one’s chances of being issued an Invitation to Apply from the Government of Canada.

For more information please visit PEI Express Entry.

Labour Impact Category

Candidates who wish to immigrate as workers may apply via several PEI PNP streams.

Critical Workers Stream

This stream is designed for candidates already employed in PEI; it is an employer-driven stream which means that employers may fill up the semi-skilled or unskilled positions with foreign workers if they are unable to do so within local labour market.

For more information please visit Critical Workers Stream.

Skilled Worker Stream

A candidate can apply for a nomination for permanent residency through the Skilled Worker stream of the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) if he is either currently employed by or has a job offer from a PEI employer.

For more information please visit Skilled Workers in PEI and Skilled Workers Outside Canada.

International Graduates Stream

This stream of the PEI PNP allows candidates apply for a nomination for permanent residency if they graduated from a publicly-funded PEI post-secondary institution. Qualified applicants will work in a skilled occupation in their field of study.

For more information please visit International Graduates Stream.

Business Impact Category

Work Permit Stream

Candidates, who wish to immigrate to PEI and invest in and manage a business, may apply for a nomination for permanent residency through the Work Permit Stream of the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP).

Partial Ownership and 100 % Ownership Streams were closed.

For more information please visit Work Permit Stream.

Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program

Prince Edward Island province is one of the Atlantic Provinces participating in the Atlantic Immigration Pilot program. Candidates who wish to take part in this program may be residing abroad or on temporary status in Canada at the time of applying to the program. All candidates must have a job offer from a PEI employer that meets the requirements of the program.

For more information please visit Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program.