Prince Edward Island (PEI) hosted 3 Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws since the restrictions due to COVID-19 were implemented in Canada.
The streams Labor of Impact and Express Entry were the main sources of candidates invited by PEI PNP.
These candidates have been on the job in essential services that includes trucking and healthcare.
The Business Impact candidates, who usually get included in PEI PNP draws did not participate in these 3 draws. Because of that, only 29 candidates were issued invitations in these 3 draws.
The first of these 3 draws were conducted on 23rd March 2020. 5 candidates were issued invites to apply for a PEI provincial nomination.
The next one was held by PEI on 27th April 2020. It invited 10 candidates.
The last one was held on 15th May 2020. It invited 14 candidates.
The PEI PNP’s Express Entry works on the same lines of the federal Express Entry system of Canada. It takes care of the applications of the same 3 economic class immigration categories namely:
- Canadian Experience Class
- Federal Skilled Trades Program
- Federal Skilled Worker Program
The Express Entry candidates submit their profiles. These are stored in the Express Entry pool. They are then ranked with the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores. These scores are determined considering:
- Work experience
- Language skills
Once the provincial nomination is received, these candidates are given an additional 600 points. They will thus be guaranteed in effect that they will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) from the Canadian government in a forthcoming draw.
The EOI profile that candidates of PEI PNP create gets scores set under PEI’s unique points grid.
The top-ranked get invited to apply through monthly draws.
Candidates in the Labor Impact category have valid job offers in PEI, having support from their employers.
The labor Impact stream is classified into:
- International Graduate
- Skilled Worker
- Critical Worker
Candidates under this stream must submit an EOI profile to be eligible to be considered for a provincial nomination.
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