The Atlantic Canada province of Prince Edward Island has issued a total of 147 invitations to apply (ITA’s) for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence to candidates in the Express Entry and Labour Impact categories.
However, the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) did not provide a breakdown of how many candidates were invited under each category. Besides, no minimum scores were provided for both categories, which have now issued a combined 1,175 invitations so far this year.
Apart from it, a further 29 invitations were issued to candidates in the Prince Edward Island’s Business Impact Category’s Work Permit Stream. In order to receive an invitation through this stream, candidates are required to have a minimum of 130 points under the Business Impact Category’s points grid.
The PEI PNP’s Express Entry Category is linked to the federal Express Entry system, which manages the pool of candidates for Canada’s three major federal economic immigration programs – Federal Skilled Worker (FSW), Federal Skilled Trades (FST), and Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
Express Entry candidates who receive a provincial nomination from the province are awarded an additional 600 points toward their Express Entry CRS score, which effectively increase their chances for receiving an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
Express Entry candidates might be invited to apply for a provincial nomination with or without a job in the province of Prince Edward Island. Moreover, there have been cases when the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) has contacted Express Entry candidates who have not submitted an Expression of Interest (EIO) to the province but who might be a match for labour market requirements in the province.
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