A round of invitations was conducted by Prince Edward Island on August 19, 2021. Through this PEI PNP draw, 161 immigration candidates were issued invitations to submit applications for a provincial nomination.
Most of the invitations were issued to Labor Impact and Express Entry candidates. They got 152 invitations. The remaining 9 invitations went to Business Impact candidates. These candidates required at least 72 points to be eligible in the PEI PNP system.
This was the 8th PEI PNP draw held in 2021. Till now, the number of immigrants who were issued invitations by PEI has reached 1,194. The chosen candidates from PEI were selected on the basis of their experience, skills, and other qualities. They are expected to meet the demands of PEI’s labor market.
The PEI PNP draw will be conducted again on September 16, 2021.
How provincial nomination serves Express Entry candidates?
If you have an Express Entry profile, PNP could discover you as they have access to the Express Entry pool. If you are found to be a suitable candidate by a province, you will be issued an invitation to apply for a provincial nomination.
Along with a provincial nomination, you get 600 additional CRS points. It increases your chances of receiving an ITA for Canada PR in a federal immigration draw held in the future.
Talk about the best pathways to Canada and PEI PNP will be counted as one. You have to be skilled in a sector of work. You must also be willing to settle in PEI. If you want an invitation to apply for a provincial nomination, you must create an EOI profile.
Your EOI profile is given points on the unique points grid. The more you score, the faster you will get an invitation through monthly PNP-driven draws.
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About Express Entry
Express Entry is a points-based application management system used by the federal government to manage applications for immigration. These applications are filed for 3 federal high-skilled immigration programs namely Canada EexpressEntry Class, FSTP, and FSWP.
The applicants to Express Entry have their profiles added to a candidate pool that’s accessible to both federal and provincial governments. Every candidate profile is ranked by CRS with scores assigned. Factors like age, education, work experience, and skills in Canada’s official language are considered to decide the scores.
The highest-scoring Express Entry candidates are invited by IRCC to apply for Canada PR when they take part in regular invitation rounds. Those who are invited can officially apply for Canada immigration.
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PR – Permanent Residence/Permanent Resident
CRS – Comprehensive Ranking System
EOI – Expression of Interest
PNP – Provincial Nominee Program
ITA – Invitation to Apply
IRCC – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
FSWP – Federal Skilled Worker Program
FSTP – Federal Skill Trades Program
CEC – Canadian Experience Class
PEI – Prince Edward Island