Prince Edward Island has issued new invitations to apply for a provincial nomination to candidates in the Express Entry, Labour Impact, and Business Impact categories. The Province’s Office on Immigration issued a total of 116 invitations to Express Entry and Labour Impact Category Candidates and eight to Business Impact Category Candidates.
The minimum score set for Business Impact Category Candidates was 152. PEI’s Office of Immigration did not provide a minimum score for Labour Impact and Express Entry invitations.
Express Entry candidates who wish to be considered under the PEI Express Entry Category are required to create a profile in the province’s Expression of Interest System. Profiles are reviewed and assigned points on the basis of 6 selection factors: age, education, work experience, language, employment, and adaptability.
Express Entry candidates who have been invited through the PEI Express Entry Stream have a total of 90 days from the invitation date to submit a complete application to the province’s Office of Immigration. Applicants who are nominated by PEI receive an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points, leaving them well well-positioned to receive an Invitation to Apply for Canadian permanent residence.
PEI’s Labour Impact Category is for individuals who possess skills and experience that are needed in PEI’s labour market. The category is divided into three streams: Skilled Workers, International Graduated, and Critical workers.
Controversial business streams closed
The Government of Prince Edward Island announced last week that the September 20 draw would be the final invitation round for the Business Impact Category’s 100% Ownership and Partial Ownership streams.
The streams enabled the candidates to be nominated for permanent residence by PEI in exchange for opening a business in the province.
Prince Edward Island says it will maintain the Business Impact Category’s Work Permit Stream, which issued immigrant entrepreneurs with a temporary work permit to start their business and only nominates them for Canadian permanent residency once the terms of their performance agreement are met.