Since the beginning of July, the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) has held two immigration nominee programs. The two draws allowed foreign applicants to obtain permanent residence.

The initial nominee program took place on July 10 this year, when the provincial administration invited eight immigration candidates under the Labour Impact and Express Entry levels to apply for permanent residence. Unlike the standard procedures, the province did not detail the number of applicants invited from each immigration category.

The second program was held on July 16 and welcomed a larger pool of applicants, which comprised 157 candidates, also from the Labour Impact and Express Entry immigration categories. Additionally, the Prince Edward provincial nomination program invited 29 applicants from the Business Impact category the same day.

Usually, PEI PNP adheres to a predetermined schedule when planning the provincial nomination draws. Unfortunately, this year’s Covid-19 pandemic has forced the province to be a little flexible on its planning. Since the start of the health crisis, the territory has held only two rounds on June 16 and July 18. The next PEI PNP invitations will be sent out on August 20.

Understanding the PEI Express Entry Class
The PEI PNP’s Express Entry nominations follow the Canadian government’s rules and regulations governing the category. As it takes at the federal level, the provincial Express Entry draw encompasses three types of immigration applications:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program
  • Canadian Experienced Class

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