Candidates who are eligible to enter the federal Express Entry pool and are interested in living and working in the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island (PEI) may apply to the PEI Express Entry category.
There are two pathways to Canadian permanent residence through the PEI Express Entry Category, depending on whether or not a candidate has a job offer in PEI or not.
PEI selects Express Entry candidates with skills matching current identified labour needs for the province. A successful nomination through PEI's Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) greatly improves the likelihood of receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence through the Express Entry system.
PEI’s PNP functions on an Expression of Interest (EOI) system. This means that a candidate is required to have an active profile in PEI’s EOI system.
This page will provide information on the following:
Candidates for this category must be eligible for one of the following federal economic immigration classes managed through the Express Entry system:
Once a candidate is registered in the federal Express Entry system under one of the classes above, he or she must create a profile in PEI’s EOI system.
A profile is reviewed and assigned points based on six selection factors: age, language, education, work experience, employment, and adaptability up to a maximum of 100 points.
|Selection factor||Express Entry with job offer||Express Entry without a job offer|
Points for age are awarded based on the date of birth provided in the EOI profile. The maximum points for age are 20:
In order to receive language points candidates interested in applying to this category need to have a minimum language proficiency equivalent to a Canadian language Benchmark 7 or above.
Points for language are awarded according to the following breakdown:
|CLB 9 & 10||20|
|Below CLB 7||0|
Candidates are awarded points for education based on the highest level of education completed.
|Master’s level or PhD from a graduate school of a college or university, after completion of a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree||15|
|Post-secondary academic degree (Bachelor) from a college or that required at least three years of full-time study||12|
|Post-secondary diploma in a specific trade that required at least two years of full-time study after secondary school||10|
|Completion of secondary school||0|
Candidates are awarded points for work experience based on the NOC listed in his or her Express Entry profile.
NOTE: Points in this category are weighted differently depending on whether a candidate has a job offer or not.
|More than 6 years||20|
NOTE: Points for employment are also weighted differently depending on whether a candidate has a job offer or not.
|Working in PEI on a valid work permit||5|
|Job offer in PEI related to educational credentials||5|
|Overseas qualification verified with the regulated body in PEI. This is not an ECA.||5|
|Minimum 1-year continuous full-time work experience in PEI.||5|
|Currently have close family member(s) living in PEI for at least 12 consecutive months who are permanent residents or Canadian citizens.||5|
|Spouse/common-law partner and/or dependent child(ren) have a language ability of CLB/NCLC 6 or higher in English or French||5|
|Currently, own residential property in PEI for at least 12 consecutive months.||5|
|Graduated from a recognized PEI post-secondary institution||5|
|Spouse/common-law partner has at least 3 years of work experience in the last 5 years||5|
|Dependent child(ren) have been enrolled in a PEI educational institution for at least 6 continuous months||5|
- Assess eligibility for federal economic programs.
- Create a profile in PEI’s EOI system.
- Successful profiles receive an invitation to apply and have up to 90 days to submit an application to the province.
- Prepare and submit an application with all the necessary original documents.
- Once a candidate receives a nomination from PEI, a candidate must submit an application for permanent residence to Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada using the Express Entry profile.
Candidates who are interested in applying to the PEI PNP Express Entry category must first submit an EOI form, which is posted on the PEI PNP's website for Express Entry. In order to use this form, candidates must have already created an Express Entry profile with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and be placed in the pool of candidates.
Since the EOI form is not a formal application to the PEI PNP, there is no submission fee. However, candidates who are invited to apply for provincial nomination and submit an application are required to pay an application fee of $300 CAD.
The PEI PNP does not guarantee that all Express Entry profiles submitted will be reviewed or accepted. Successful candidates will receive a provincial nomination from PEI, resulting in 600 additional Comprehensive Ranking System points and an ITA for permanent residence at a subsequent draw from the Express Entry pool.
EOI Draw Schedule for Labour Market and Express Entry categories
NOTE: The dates below reflect an expected draw schedule released by the PEI Office of Immigration. The Office of Immigration reserves the right to modify the schedule based on program requirements. This table will be updated periodically.
|February 15, 2018||59 candidates|
|March 15, 2018||72 candidates|
|April 19, 2018|| |
77 Labour candidates
75 Express Entry candidates
|May 17, 2018|| |
56 Labour candidates
22 Express Entry candidates
|June 21, 2018|| |
60 Labour candidates
32 Express Entry candidates
|July 19, 2018||75 Labour and Express Entry candidates|
|August 16, 2018||111 Labour and Express Entry candidates|
|September 20, 2018||116 Labour and Express Entry candidates|
|October 18, 2018||270 Labour and Express Entry candidates|
|November 15, 2018||TBA|
|December 20, 2018||TBA|