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How to Immigrate to Canada through the Prince Edward Island PNP

Canada is a diverse country with a place to suit every person or family. If you are considering immigrating to Canada and have always pictured yourself settling in a laid back environment where everyone is friendly and safety is never a concern, Prince Edward Island might be just what you’re looking for. With picturesque beaches, beautiful small-town diners and fairy tail snowy winters, it’s no wonder the small island province is a favourite amongst hopeful Canadian immigrants. The PEI Provincial Nominee Program has a number of streams you can apply for permanent residency through.

Everything about the island is like something out of a movie. Linked to the mainland province of New Brunswick by the magnificent Confederation Bridge, the thirteen-kilometre long monument is the longest bridge in the world to traverse ice-covered waters when the Northumberland strait freezes in the winter. The vast majority of PEI’s residents rate their quality of life as excellent. While it is a small island with a small-town feel, it has a lot to offer on the lifestyle front:

  • Live music at local restaurants and pubs
  • Charlottetown farmers market has a lot to offer; fresh produce, delectable foods and even artworks by local artisans
  • Jazz and Blues festivals
  • Beaches, golf courses, bike trails and hikes at your doorstep

If you are serious about immigrating to Canada and know Prince Edward Island is the place you want to be, follow the link below. If you want to find out a little more about the different immigration programs and streams, continue reading.

Express Entry

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To apply through the Express Entry system, you must first create a Federal Express Entry profile. The system is broken down into three further categories:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program;
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program; and
  • Canadian Experience Class;

You must meet the eligibility requirements of one of these immigration programs. Once you have met the requirements you must create a profile in the Prince Edward Island (PEI) Expression of Interest System. If you receive an invitation to apply, you will go ahead and complete the application forms. If your application is successful, you will receive a nomination from PEI. You will then accept the nomination which will be counted toward your CRS score on your Express Entry application.

Skilled Workers Outside Canada

Skilled Workers

You can apply for permanent residency if you meet the following requirements for the skilled workers PNP stream:

  • Have a valid full-time job offer from a PEI employer with a contract term of at least two years;
  • be a legal resident in your current country of residence;
  • have a post-secondary qualification with a minimum program length of two years;
  • be between the ages of 18 and 59;
  • within the last 5 years, have at least 2 years of full-time work experience;
  • prove you can communicate efficiently in English and/or French;
  • be able to show you have sufficient financial resources for yourself and any dependents to immigrate and settle on PEI; and
  • intend to settle and live on PEI.

International Graduate Program

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If you have graduated from a publicly funded post-secondary institution on PEI, and meet the following eligibility requirements, you can apply for permanent residency. You must:

  • Have a valid full-time job offer from a PEI employer with a contract term of at least two years;
  • have legal status in Canada (a valid work permit);
  • have a post-secondary qualification from a PEI institution with a minimum program length of two years;
  • be between the ages of 18 and 59;
  • prove you can communicate efficiently in English and/or French;
  • be able to show you have sufficient financial resources for yourself and any dependents to immigrate and settle on PEI; and
  • intend to settle and live on PEI.

Critical Worker Stream

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This pilot stream is reviewed and renewed annually targeting critical skills that are in short supply for the province of PEI. It is aimed specifically at low and semi-skilled individuals seeking permanent residency with experience in one of the following areas:

  • Truck drivers;
  • Housekeepers;
  • Labourers;
  • Food and Beverage servers; and
  • customer service representatives

If you have already been working full time for at least six months and have a long term job offer from your employer with a valid work permit, as well as meet the other eligibility requirements such as language skills and age requirements, you may be able to apply for permanent residency through this stream.

Entrepreneur Stream

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Work Permit Stream

If you would like to immigrate to PEI and start or purchase an existing business, you may be eligible under this stream. The requirements for this work permit are as follows:

  • You must have a minimum net worth of at least $600,000;
  • Have the equivalent of a Canadian high school education;
  • Be between 21 and 59 years old;
  • Have significant ownership and or business management experience;
  • Score a minimum of 4 on the Canadian Language Benchmark test;
  • Show you intend to be actively involved in the day to day running of the business on PEI;
  • Attend an interview with the Office of Immigration; and
  • Meet the terms agreed upon in your interview at the Office of Immigration.

After you have satisfied the above requirements, including meeting the performance terms agreed upon, you will receive a nomination to apply for permanent residency.

How We Make Immigration Simple

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With all of these immigration and visa options to choose from, the process can become quite overwhelming and confusing. But it doesn't have to be. By using our accredited Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) you will not only improve your chances of success in the visa application process, but you will get expert advice on which program is best for your specific needs. Our RCICs are highly qualified and are granted permission by the ICCRC to assist you with your eligibility evaluation, review all your documents and application forms and submit them to the Canadian government for you. Why take the chance of having your application denied because your forms are incorrect or sent in too late.

We take care of the fine print while you get work on getting that job offer or picking out your new home in Prince Edward Island. All you have to do is complete our application form to receive your eligibility assessment today. It's just that simple.

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