Prince Edward Island (PEI PNP) reopened the Express Entry stream

The province of Prince Edward Island (PEI) has reopened the Express Entry stream of the PEI Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP), offering a unique Canadian immigration option to candidates in the federal Express Entry pool. The government of PEI had not been accepting new Expressions of Interest (EOIs) to this stream since late 2016. However, the PEI PNP is now once again accepting EOIs.

PEI’s Express Entry stream is enhanced, meaning that candidates who obtain a nomination certificate will be awarded 600 additional Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points and an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence at a subsequent draw from the federal Express Entry pool.

Who is not eligible to apply?

If you are currently working in PEI on a post-graduate open work permit, you must satisfy the following conditions prior to applying:

  • Have at least 4 months of full-time experience working for the PEI employer, and
  • Have at least 4 months remaining before the expiration of your work permit at the time of submitting an application to the Province.

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.

Do I have to pay a fee?

There is no fee to submit an Expression of Interest form.  If you are selected for nomination by PEI, the application fee is $300.  This fee is non-refundable and must be paid prior to receiving your nomination certificate from the Province.

Source: Government of Prince Edward Island

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