Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP)


The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program expedites immigration to Canada for individuals and their families who meet provincial criteria in support of four initiatives: increased business and economic development, increased supply of skilled workers, increased population and achievement of provincial demographic, social and cultural objectives.

The streams are:

  • Express Entry
  • Labour Impact - Skilled Worker
  • Labour Impact - Critical Worker
  • Labour Impact - International Graduate
  • Business Impact - Work Permit
  • Atlantic Immigration Pilot

Mandatory Requirements

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PEI’s Express Entry category operates by considering candidates already in the federal Express Entry Pool for a provincial nomination.

Such a nomination adds 600 points to a candidate’s Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score and effectively guarantees an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian immigration.

Candidates for PEI Express Entry must be registered in the federal Express Entry system. You must meet the requirements of one of the federal economic immigration programs:

This category is designed to resolve labour shortages and is open to foreign workers already in PEI with employment in specific critical demand occupations. The primary criteria for nomination are:

  • have a full ‐time, non -seasonal (i.e. permanent or minimum of two years) job offer from a PEI employer in an intermediate -skilled position, defined by the National Occupation Code (NOC) skill level C or D;
  • 6 months of work experience with the Prince Edward Island business offering employment;
  • Current valid Canadian work permit;
  • High school diploma and minimum of 12 years of formal education;
  • Between 21 and 55 years of age;
  • At least 2 years of full-time work experience in the past 5 years;
  • Demonstrate basic proficiency in English or French language;
  • Sufficient settlement funds;
  • Demonstrated intention to settle in Prince Edward Island.

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To be eligible to apply for the PEI International Graduate stream, you must have a post-secondary degree or diploma from a publicly funded Prince Edward Island post‐secondary institution and;

  • have a full-time, non-seasonal (permanent or minimum of two years) job offer from a PEI employer;
  • have a valid post ‐graduate work permit and legal status in Canada;
  • be able to attend an interview with staff from the Office, if required;
  • possess sufficient English and/or French language ability to perform the job offered;
  • be between the ages of 18 and 59;
  • have sufficient financial resources to pay all immigration costs (including travel expenses) for you and your family to be able to establish in PEI; and
  • demonstrate a genuine intention to settle in PEI.

To Calculate your Score, Click here.

If you are interested in immigrating to Prince Edward Island and would like to invest in and run a business, you may be eligible for a nomination for permanent residency through the Work Permit Stream of the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP). This stream is for foreign nationals with business ownership or extensive management experience who would like to move to PEI to start their business, and eventually become a permanent resident.

To be eligible for nomination through the Work Permit stream you must:

  • have a minimum verifiable personal net worth of $600,000 which has been accumulated through legal and legitimate sources in your own right;
  • have a minimum education of secondary school equivalent;
  • be within 21-59 years of age at the time of application;
  • have transferable management skills and past employment or business ownership experience;
  • meet minimum language requirements equivalent to a CLB/NCLC 4(link is external); and
  • intend to live and work in PEI while providing day-to-day active and ongoing management of your PEI-based company
  • Attend an interview with staff from the Office of Immigration.
  • Meet the terms and conditions of the Performance Agreement signed with the Office of Immigration.

To Calculate your Score, Click here.

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot is a joint federal-provincial program targeting skilled workers and international students.

It is an employer-driven immigration program.