Prince Edward Island (PEI) currently has two (2) main streams: The Worker Stream, which is made up of several sub-categories; and the Work Permit Stream, a repurposed element of the earlier Entrepreneurial Stream following significant changes to the Business Impact Category, which took effect on September 20, 2018.
This stream has five categories: Express Entry, Critical Workers, Skilled Workers in PEI, International Graduates, and Skilled Workers Outside Canada.
If you qualify under one of the Federal Economic Immigration Programs and your Express Entry Profile has been accepted into the pool of candidates, you may be eligible to receive an Expression of Interest and apply for a nomination from PEI. This stream has two pathways, depending on whether you have a valid job offer in PEI, which will give you priority over other applicants.
These three employer driven categories enable businesses to hire foreign workers already working legally in PEI for positions that they are unable to fill through the provincial labour market. To qualify under these categories, you must have an offer of permanent, full-time employment; have sufficient financial resources to support yourself and your family; be between the ages of 21 and 59; and create a profile in the Prince Edward Island Expression of Interest system.
To qualify as a Critical Worker, you must:
To qualify as an International Graduate, you must:
To qualify as a Skilled Worker In PEI, you must:
The eligibility requirements for this category are nearly identical to those of the Skilled Worker In PEI category, above, except for the fact that the foreign worker has not yet begun working in Canada. Additionally, before you submit your Expression of Interest, your prospective employer must first contact the PEI Office of Immigration and seek approval of the intended offer of employment.
This stream is for individuals who want to invest in and run a business in PEI, and who either have extensive managerial experience or already own a business.
Like most of the Worker Stream categories, this stream also requires candidates to submit an Expression of Interest through the Prince Edward Island Expression of Interest system at the outset of their application.
To qualify under the Work Permit Stream, you must:
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