New invitations were sent to Express Entry candidates through an Expression of Interest (EOI) draw held on 20th November 2021, in which 188 applications were shortlisted from Express Entry, labor market, and Business impact.
PEI generally holds a Monthly draw for those applicants who file their application through Expression of Interest (EOI). With the recent EOI draw announced by Prince Edward Island, the total number of applications invited by the province this year has reached a number of 1729.
In the latest EOI draw, 188 Express Entry and labor impact applicants were invited, and 16 applicants were invited through the Business Impact category. There were 172 invited through the labor Impact category and Express Entry Category. The minimum score of selection was set at 67 points.
The Key Highlight of the Draw-
Now, all these shortlisted candidates can apply to the PEI PNP through Canada permanent residency status.
For Prince Edward Island, the candidates are evaluated out of a point grid of 100 points in which the evaluation factors are age, language, education, work experience, and adaptability, etc. And, after the applicant is selected, the candidate is eligible for 600 extra points in the Express Entry program.
The Prince Edward Express Entry is linked to the Express Entry program, and the candidate will have to file the intention of staying and living in Prince Edward on the Express Entry profile in this case. In PEI’s labor impact category, there are three subcategories of selection - Skilled Workers, International Graduates, and Critical workers. The applicant should be selected in one of these streams to be shortlisted or should have a long-term employment letter in a full-time job from a PEI employer. In the Price Edward Impact the subcategory of the work permit stream makes the foreign entrepreneurs eligible if they have business ownership or experience of management.
Foreign skilled workers with a valid job offer and also a support letter from an employer in PEI can apply through this stream. There are subcategories under it - Skilled worker, Critical worker, and International graduate.
There is a point score requirement that needs to be met for this stream, and the points are calculated as per the draw announced. In the new draw, the applicants were selected from the work permit stream that means those entrepreneurs who are planning to own or operate a business in PEI.