The Prince Edward Island (PEI) under its Express Entry and Labour Impact Expression of Interest pool issued nearing to 270 invites to apply for the provincial nomination to the immigration applicants.
The Expression of Interest draw conducted on October 18th this year, was by far the largest of 2018, eclipsing the earlier 2018 high of 152 invitations issued through these two immigration categories on 19th April.
The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) did not reveal as to how many invites were granted to applicants in each category. The PEI PNP also granted nearing to 27 invites to immigrant entrepreneurs who received scores as low as 135 under its Work Permit Stream.
The Express Entry category is linked to the Federal Express Entry system; it manages the pool of applicants for Canada’s three major Economic Immigration Programs:
-Federal Skilled Trades Class,
-Canadian Experience Class,
-Federal Skilled Worker Class.
The Canada Express Entry applicant who desire to be considered for immigration to PEI should first complete the Expression of Interest (EOI) profile online and then submit them to the province’s office of immigration.
The EOI’s submitted by the applicants gets reviewed and they are assigned points depending on the six selection factors which include age, language, education, employment, work experience and adaptability. The eligible applicants are then ranked in PEI Express Entry EOI pool based depending on their scores.
The PEI welcomes EOI’s from applicants in the federal Express Entry pool who do not have a job offer in the province. However, those living as well working in the province are prioritized. The PEI office of immigration has also began contacting the Express Entry applicants who have not yet registered an EOI but who might be a match for Labour market needs in the province.
The Express Entry applicants who apply for and get a provincial nomination from PEI receive an extra 600 points towards their Canada Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score.
The PEI Labour impact category also operates on an EOI basis and it is divided into 3 streams, they include skilled worker, critical worker and international graduate. The applicants for these streams should be either presently working for a PEI employer or must have a job offer from an employer in the province, among other criteria.
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