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Prince Edward Island is the smallest province in Canada, as it is really an island. It is connected to the mainland by a 12.9-kilometre long bridge. This tiny province accounts for only 0.1% of Canada’s total land area, but that doesn’t stop it from having a lot of opportunity as tourists flock to the island, especially in the summer months. Agriculture, fisheries, Information Technology (IT), aerospace and bioscience are also burgeoning industries with ample opportunity for young and experienced people alike. Ask anyone in the world where the best mussels are from, they will probably lie, unless their answer is Prince Edward Island! Let's take a look at some of the ways that you can take to get permanent residence if you have experience in one of the thousand of in-demand jobs in Canada.


How Does the Prince Edward Island PNP Work?

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The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) was designed to help address the labour gap that the province is currently facing. There are currently two main ways that you can get permanent residence in Prince Edward Island under it’s PNP if you have an in-demand job in Canada. This includes the Express Entry system and the Critical Workers stream. Another way is to apply through the Atlantic Immigration Pilot as Prince Edward Island is one of Canada’s four Atlantic provinces. So let's take a closer look at which option may be best suited to your occupation.

Critical Workers Stream

To be eligible for the Critical Workers Stream you must have a valid in-demand job offer in Canada, specific to the labour needs of Prince Edward Island, and have six months working experience on Prince Edward Island for the employer who has made you the full-time offer. This applies to jobs that fall under NOC level C or D. Trucking sector candidates may apply for the permanent residency through the Critical Workers stream without the required six months experience.


Critical Workers Stream
Examples of Skill level C Occupation
NOC Code Eligible Occupations
9462 Industrial Butchers
7511 Long Haul Truck Drivers
6513 Food & Beverage Servers
7154 Delivery Workers
3413 Licensed Nursing Assistants
8431 General Farm Workers
Examples of Skill level D Occupations
NOC Code Eligible Occupations
8611 Fruit Pickers
6731 Cleaning Staff


Express Entry Stream

The PEI PNP has an Express Entry linked stream for skilled and professional applicants, who want to apply for permanent residence from outside of Canada without Canadian work experience. The following in-demand jobs in Canada have been listed as high demand occupations in Prince Edwards Island:

Express Entry
NOC Code Eligible Occupations
2146 Aerospace Engineers
2211 Chemical Technicians
2232 Aerospace Inspectors
3111 Specialist Physician
3112 General practitioner and family physicians
3012 Registered Nurses
3141 Speech-Language Pathologist
4011 University Professors
4152 Social Workers
7201 Machinists
7237 Welders
7252 Pipe Fitters
7312 Mechanics


Atlantic Immigration Pilot

To apply for permanent residence in Prince Edward Island through the Atlantic Immigration Pilot(AIP) you must have a valid job in Canada from a New Brunswick employer who has made you the full-time offer. There are many professions which will overlap between the AIP, the Critical Workers Stream and the Express Entry system. The main advantage of the AIP is that it is inclusive of skilled and semi-skilled jobs that are classified under skill levels 0, A, B and C. Below are some examples of jobs that are in-demand in PEI that qualify under the AIP:


Atlantic Immigration Pilot
Examples of Skill level C Occupations
NOC Code Eligible Occupations
3413 Licensed Nursing Assistants
4412 Home support workers
6411 Sales executives
6513 Food & Beverage Servers
6541 Security guards
6552 Contact centre agent
7511 Long Haul Truck Drivers
7154 Delivery Workers
7452 Material handlers
8431 General Farm Workers
9462 Industrial Butchers
9463 Fish and seafood plant workers


How We Can Help You Apply

Immigration to Canada can be both complex and confusing. By using our accredited Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) you will not only optimize your chances of success in the visa application process, but you will receive expert advice on which program is best for your personal needs. Our RCICs are registered with the ICCRC and are legally permitted to assist you by evaluating your eligibility, reviewing all documentation and submitting it to the Canadian government on your behalf. Don't risk your chances of living your Canadian dream. Let us make sure that all forms are completed correctly and sent in on time.