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Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program

Through the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) skilled workers and entrepreneurs can move to Canada and obtain permanent residency.

For more information about the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program for Nigerians, including eligibility requirements and how to apply, contact our team of legal advisers. Call our office in Nigeria on +23413438882 or on +44 (0) 3316300929. You can conveniently connect with us online

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    Overview of the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program

    The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) is designed to attract skilled workers and entrepreneurs to the province, offering a range of opportunities for obtaining permanent residency.

    One of the advantages of the PEI PNP is the abundance of job opportunities in various industries. The program aims to match your skills with suitable job openings, allowing you to make a meaningful contribution to the province’s thriving economy.

    Prince Edward Island offers an excellent education system from primary to post-secondary levels. Reputable universities, colleges, and trade schools provide high-quality education and training, setting you up for success in your chosen field. Plus, the province’s lower cost of living ensures that you can lead a comfortable lifestyle while achieving financial stability.

    Eligibility Criteria


    In addition to fulfilling the specific criteria for each stream, applicants to the PEI PNP must also satisfy general requirements.

    These include demonstrating sufficient funds to establish themselves in Prince Edward Island, possessing a valid passport and any other necessary travel documents, and ensuring the provision of accurate information throughout the entire application process.

    Express Entry Stream

    • Those who apply must have a valid Express Entry profile and be eligible for one of the three federal economic immigration programs: Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), or Canadian Experience Class
    • Eligible candidates must meet the federal program’s requirements
    • Express Entry candidates must have a genuine intention to live and work in Prince Edward Island
    • Candidates may be given preferential consideration if they have a job offer from an employer in PEI

    Labour Impact Stream

    The Labour Impact stream consists of three categories:

    Skilled Worker Category

    • Candidates must have been offered a full-time position by an employer in PEI that requires skilled labour and provides long-term employment (at least two years)
    • Applicants must have the necessary qualifications, education, training and work experience to perform the job
    • Candidates must show evidence of their intent to live and work in Prince Edward Island

    Critical Worker Category

    • Applicants must have a full-time, long-term job offer from an employer based in PEI for work that is considered semi or unskilled
    • Candidates must work at least six months with a PEI business
    • Qualified candidates are those who possess the necessary skills and expertise for success in the job
    • Candidates must prove that they are planning to reside in and work on PEI

    International Graduate Category

    • Applicants need to have completed their education at a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada and hold a valid Post-Graduation Work Permit
    • Candidates must secure a full-time, long-term job offer from an employer in Prince Edward Island that is relevant to their field of study
    • Applicants must provide evidence of their commitment to reside and work in Prince Edward Island

    Business Impact Stream

    To be eligible for a Business Impact stream, candidates must:

    • Be at least 21 years old and a maximum of 59 years
    • Have a minimum verified personal net worth of at least CAD $600,000
    • Hold a high school diploma
    • Worked as business owners or senior managers for at least three years in the last five years
    • Submit a business plan that outlines their plans to start or purchase a business on the island
    • Invest a minimum of CAD 150,000 into the business

    Given that the eligibility criteria for the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) may change, it is advisable to seek legal advice from IAS immigration professionals. Doing so will help you stay informed and obtain the most current information when preparing your application for the program.

    Our team specializes in the PEI PNP, offering personalized guidance based on your unique goals and qualifications. Reach us now.

    PEI PNP Application Process


    The application process for the Provincial Nominee Program PEI starts with the submission of an Expression of Interest (EOI) and concludes with the application for permanent residence after obtaining a nomination certificate. Here is how the application process works:

    Expression of Interest (EOI)

    The initial stage of the application process involves the submission of an online Expression of Interest (EOI) to the PEI Office of Immigration. The EOI serves as a profile where you provide details about your skills, education, work experience, language proficiency, and other information. This information helps in assessing your eligibility and assigning a score based on the PEI PNP’s points system.

    Invitation to Apply

    Once your profile is chosen from the pool of Expressions of Interest (EOIs), you will be issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) by the PEI Office of Immigration. The ITA will outline the criteria and prerequisites for submitting a complete application. It will also provide detailed instructions on the subsequent steps you need to follow to proceed with your application.

    Complete Application Submission

    When you receive the Invitation to Apply (ITA), it is essential to promptly submit a completed application to the PEI Office of Immigration within the specified timeframe.

    This involves providing all the necessary supporting documents, including identity documents, educational certificates, language test results, work experience letters, and a thoughtfully prepared settlement plan.

    Ensuring the inclusion of all necessary documentation is crucial to facilitate the smooth processing of your application and increase the likelihood of a successful outcome.

    Application Assessment

    The PEI Office of Immigration will diligently review your completed application to verify the inclusion of all necessary information and supporting documents. The purpose of this review is to ensure that your application is complete and meets the requirements of the specific stream under which you have applied.

    Nomination Certificate

    On the approval of your application, the PEI Office of Immigration will issue a nomination certificate, signifying that Prince Edward Island has nominated you to apply for permanent residence through the PEI PNP. This certificate serves as a confirmation of your nomination and enables you to proceed with the application for permanent residence through the federal government.

    The processing time for the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program varies based on your chosen stream, application completeness, and the number of applications being processed. Typically, it takes 6 -15 months, but these timelines are subject to change. Stay updated by checking the PEI Office of Immigration’s official website.

    Seeking guidance from our IAS can be beneficial, as we possess the expertise to assist you in the application process, therefore reducing your chances of rejection.

    Benefits of the Provincial Nominee Program PEI

    The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program presents several benefits for Nigerians considering immigration to Prince Edward Island. These include:

    • PEI Provincial Nominee Program provides a pathway for Nigerian skilled workers and entrepreneurs
    • Strong education system from primary to post-secondary levels
    • Budget-friendly housing, transportation, and daily expenses
    • Comprehensive healthcare system with emphasis on primary care and preventive medicine
    • Strong community, welcoming atmosphere, and ideal place to settle and enjoy life

    What Are the Reasons for the Prince Edward Island PNP Application Rejection?

    Applications for the Provincial Nominee Program PEI may be rejected for the following reasons:

    • Ineligibility. Applicants for their chosen stream within the PNP PEI may be rejected due to lack of work experience, insufficient language skills, or not meeting the necessary educational qualifications
    • Incomplete or incorrect documentation. Submitting incomplete or inaccurate supporting documents, or providing incorrect information in your application, can have serious consequences and lead to the rejection of your application. The PEI Office of Immigration requires applicants to provide all the necessary supporting documents as evidence of their eligibility and qualifications
    • Lack of proof of settlement funds. As part of the application process, applicants must show that they possess the necessary financial resources to support themselves and their families when they arrive in Prince Edward Island. Failure to provide the necessary evidence of sufficient settlement funds could lead to the rejection of the application
    • Failure to demonstrate genuine intent. The PEI Office of Immigration requires applicants to provide evidence of their genuine intention to reside and work in the Prince Edward Island. Their application may be rejected if it is determined that the applicant lacks a sincere commitment to settle in the province
    • Exceeding the cap or quota. Certain streams within the PEI PNP have a set quota or maximum capacity for the number of applicants they can accommodate in a given year. Qualified applicants may be rejected if the program has already reached its capacity, as there may be limited nominations available for that specific year.

    To reduce the chances of rejection, carefully review the eligibility criteria, double-check the completeness and accuracy of all documents, consider seeking professional legal advice from IAS if necessary

    Connect with us now to start your PEI PNP application journey.

    How Can IAS Help?

    IAS immigration lawyers are experts in immigration law with extensive knowledge of the PEI PNP program, including its requirements, eligibility criteria, and application procedures. IAS lawyers can provide applicants with up-to-date information.

    Our legal team can evaluate your qualifications, skills, experience, educational background, work history, and language proficiency to determine your eligibility for the PEI PNP. We can guide you on the specific streams of the program that you may qualify for based on our assessment of your profile.

    IAS immigration lawyers have helped many Nigerians and can manage the entire application process for you, including accurately completing all necessary forms, submitting the application on time, and overseeing its progress. We can also handle any communication with the immigration authorities, ensuring that any concerns or additional information requests are addressed promptly.

    If your application is rejected or you face difficulties during the process, we can offer legal advice on the appeals or review procedures. We can help analyse the grounds for refusal, find the possibilities for reconsideration, and help with preparing and submitting any necessary appeal or review documentation.

    For more information about the Provincial Nominee Program PEI in Canada, the application process, and the available streams, get in touch with our friendly Nigerian immigration advisers on +23413438882 or on +44 (0) 3316300929.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    While a job offer can boost your nomination chances in specific PEI PNP streams, it’s not always mandatory. For instance, the Express Entry stream doesn’t need a job offer but can earn extra points. However, streams, such as Labour Impact and Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) usually need a job offer from a designated PEI employer.

    Yes, you have the option to include your eligible family members in your PEI PNP application. Typically, eligible family members refer to your spouse or common-law partner and dependent children under 19 years old.

    It is important to provide supporting documentation, such as passports, birth certificates, and proof of relationship. If you include your dependents in your application, they will also be eligible for permanent residence if your nomination is approved

    If nominated under the Labour Impact stream with a job offer, you’re expected to work in that occupation in Prince Edward Island. However, for Express Entry and non-job-offer streams, you have more flexibility to choose a different occupation. Notifying the PEI Office of Immigration about significant changes in your employment is important to meet program requirements

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