PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

One of Canada’s Maritime Provinces is Prince Edward Island. It can be found off New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, Canada’s Gulf of St. Lawrence. It is well-known for its seafood, including lobsters and mussels. There are lighthouses and beaches with red sand. Charlottetown is the capital. It is home to Victorian government buildings as well as the Confederation Centre of the Arts.

PEI is Canada’s smallest province. It is a popular but small destination for potential immigrants because of its richness and diversity in Canadian culture, history, and natural beauty.
Prince Edward Island has excellent schools, and there is almost no pollution or traffic. It is also home to the Charlottetown Conference of 1864, which eventually led to the country’s creation. It is also the birthplace of the confederation. The province is also known for its high quality of life and popularity with tourists, thanks to its stunning beaches, top-rated golf courses, and other cultural attractions.

It is one of the most well-known places in the entire world—Canada’s most close-knit and safest communities. Canada’s Express Entry immigration system makes it simple for foreign nationals in Canada to migrate to PEI.

Princeedwardisland Immigration Categories

Business Start-up and Entrepreneur Category 

Work Permit Stream

Suppose you’re interested in immigrating and want to start a business. In that case, the Work Permit stream of the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program may allow you to be nominated for permanent residency. This stream is for foreigners with extensive management or business experience who want to immigrate to PEI to establish their business and become permanent residents.

Program Eligibility:

You must meet the following requirements to be eligible for nomination under the Work Permit stream:

  • You must have a minimum verifiable net worth of $600,000. This amount has been earned through legal and valid sources.
  • At least a secondary school equivalent level of education;
  • You must be between 21 and 59 years old at the time you apply
  • Have transferable management skills, past employment or ownership experience;
  • meet minimum language requirements equivalent to a CLB/NCLC 4(link is external); and
  • You intend to live and work in PEI and provide active and ongoing management for your PEI-based business.
  • Interview with the staff of the Office of Immigration
  • Respect the terms and conditions of a Performance Agreement with the Office of Immigration.

How do I apply?

It would be best to meet the above criteria to create a profile on the Prince Edward Island Expression of Interest system. Only one applicant can have an active profile at a time.

You will be notified by email if you have been invited to apply. This notification will contain your file and instructions on how to submit it. You must fill out the application forms if you are invited.

Important

The Expression of Interest Profile information must be accurate and verifiable. If there are discrepancies in communication, the Office of Immigration may compare it with the Expression of Interest Profile. Filings containing misrepresentations could be denied permission to apply for the Office of Immigration for two years.

You can submit the complete application package along with supporting documentation and the $10,000 application fees to the Office of Immigration either in one of these two ways:

Charlottetown, PEI 94 Euston Street (2nd Floor) – In person

Office of Immigration

94 Euston Street 2nd Floor
PO Box 1176
Charlottetown, PE
Canada C1A 7M8

Critical Workers

If you’re currently employed in PEI, you can apply for permanent residency using the Critical Worker stream. Employer-driven, the PEI Critical Worker stream allows Island employers to fill intermediate-skilled jobs not available in the local job market.

Program Eligibility:

You must meet the following requirements to be eligible for the PEI Critical Workers stream:

PEI, there is a non-refundable fee of CAD 300

  • You must be able to work full-time and non-seasonally (i.e. permanent or minimum of two years) job offer from a PEI employer in an intermediate-skilled position, defined by the National Occupation Code (NOC)(link is external) skill level C or D;
  • You must have worked at least six months for the PEI employer.
  • You must have a valid Canadian work permit.
  • Have a minimum secondary school diploma.
  • Between the ages 18 and 59
  • Have at least two years of experience in full-time employment or have had relevant education within the last five years.
  • Provide a language test taken from an IRCC-approved testing centre within the last two years, with a minimum score CLB/NCLC 4.
  • You and your family have enough financial resources to cover all costs of immigration (including travel expenses) to allow you to set up residence in PEI.
  • Demonstrate a genuine desire to settle in PEI

International Graduates

If you have graduated from a public PEI post-secondary institution, you can apply for permanent residency by the International Graduate Stream. Employer-driven, the International Graduate stream allows Island employers to fill vacant positions they cannot fill via the local job market.

Program Eligibility:

You must meet the following requirements to be eligible for the PEI International Grad stream.

PEI, there is a non-refundable fee of CAD 300

  • Have a diploma or post-secondary degree from a Prince Edward Island institution that is publicly funded
  • It would be best if you were a full-time, permanent, non-seasonal (i.e. A PEI employer may offer a permanent, minimum of two-year job.
  • You must have a valid Canadian postgraduate work permit.
  • If required, you will be allowed to attend an interview with the Office staff.
  • You must be fluent in French and English to do the job.
  • Between the ages 18 and 59
  • You and your family have enough financial resources to cover all costs of immigration (including travel expenses) to allow you to set up residence in PEI.
  • Demonstrate a genuine desire to settle in PEI

Who is not eligible to apply?

If you are currently in Canada, you must be here legally. This means that if you are in Canada on a study permit and you are not studying, you are not eligible to apply.

PEI Express Entry

Through the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program, you can apply for a PEI Express Entry nominating for permanent residence. You will have a greater chance of getting an award if you are selected through PEI PNP. Invitation to Apply The Federal Government.

Program Eligibility:

You must meet the following requirements to be eligible for nomination via PEI Express Entry:

  • Meet the requirements for at least one Federal Economic Immigration program:
    • Federal Skilled Worker Program
    • Federal Skilled Trades Program
    • Canadian Experience Class
  • Register for a Federal Express Entry Profile to be added to the pool of qualified candidates. You can create a profile through IRCC at any time.

You have two options to obtain permanent residency through PEI Express Entry Category. This depends on whether you have a job offer or not. Candidates who are currently living and working in PEI will have priority.

Canadian graduates of public-funded learning institutions are eligible for a postgraduate work permit upon graduation. PGWP holders who want to be nominated under Express Entry must have at least nine months of work experience with an employer in PEI before being considered for immigration pathways.

  • Hold a PGWP and have graduated from an institution other than PEI.
  • You can get a spousal permit for open work if your spouse has obtained a study permit from another institution.
  • You must submit an Expression of Interest at least four months before the expiry date of your PGWP

Skilled Workers in PEI

If an Island employer employs you, you can apply for permanent residency via the Skilled Worker stream. Skilled Worker streams are employer-driven and allow Island employers to fill high-skilled jobs that they cannot fill through the local labour market.

Program Eligibility:

You must meet the following requirements to be eligible for the PEI Skilled Workers stream:

PEI, there is a non-refundable fee of CAD 300

  • have a full-time, non-seasonal (permanent or minimum of two years) job offer from a PEI employer in a high skilled occupation defined by the National Occupation Classification (NOC)(link is external) skill level 0, A, or B;
  • Have at least two years of experience working full-time in the last five years.
  • To work in Canada, you must have a valid permit for work.
  • legal status in your country of residence
  • You have completed a minimum of two years’ post-secondary degree program.
  • Between the ages 18 and 59
  • You have enough English and French language skills to perform the job. One of these methods can verify language ability:
    • A language test is taken from an IRCC-approved testing institution within the last two years, with a minimum score of CLB/NCLC 4.
    • PEIW-02: Workforce Job Offer Form indicating employer is comfortable with the team member’s proficiency in English and French to perform tasks associated with the job position being offered.
  • Have sufficient financial resources to support the family and applicant to cover all travel costs and immigration costs to allow them to settle in PEI.
  • Demonstrate a genuine desire to settle in PEI

Skilled Workers Outside Canada

If the Office of Immigration has granted the Prince Edward Island employer authorization before issuing a job, the Skilled Worker stream may be used for talent recruitment. A work permit support letter will be sent to the applicant to apply for a permit.

Program Eligibility:

You must meet the following requirements to be eligible for the PEI Skilled Workers stream:

PEI, there is a non-refundable fee of CAD 300

  • You will be offered a permanent, full-time job offer from a PEI employer. A PEI employer may provide a permanent minimum of two-year job. National Occupation Classification (NOC). Skill level 0, A, B; before you can submit an expression of interest, your employer must have authorization from our office through this stream.
  • Have at least two years of experience working full-time in the last five years.
  • legal status in your country of residence
  • You have completed a minimum of two years’ post-secondary degree program.
  • Between the ages 18 and 59
  • You have enough English or French language skills to perform the job. One of these methods can verify language ability:
    • A language test is taken from an IRCC-approved testing institution within the last two years, with a minimum score of CLB/NCLC 4.
    • PEIW-02: Workforce Job Offer Form indicating employer is comfortable with the team member’s proficiency in English or French to perform tasks associated with the job position being offered.
  • Have sufficient financial resources to support the family and applicant to cover all travel costs and immigration costs to allow them to settle in PEI.
  • Demonstrate a genuine desire to settle in PEI