Prince Edward Island issued 204 invitations in October 2022

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Prince Edward Island

On October 20, 2022, Prince Edward Island conducted a new invitation round in the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP). In the tenth round of this year, the province issued 194 invitations to apply to skilled workers in the Labour Impact and Express Entry streams. 


PEI also invited 10 candidates to the Business Work Permit Entrepreneurs stream. 


The lowest score for business candidates was 72 points, 13 points fewer than in the September draw. This year, PEI invited 1,463 candidates. According to the schedule, the next PEI PNP draw will occur on November 17, 2022.


The table below contains information about the PEI PNP draw:


Invitation DateBusiness Work Permit Entrepreneur InvitationsMinimum Point Threshold for Business InvitationsLabour & Express Entry InvitationsInvitation Totals
October 20, 20221072194204


Through the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program, 204 applicants were invited to apply under the following streams:

  •  Business Work Permit Entrepreneur stream
  • Labour & Express Entry stream

The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP)


The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) was established in 2001 with the goal of bringing and keeping in the province more immigrants who could help with the province’s economic and labor market demands as well as promote economic growth.


The PEI PNP draws immigrants who are likely to settle on the island and have the education, training, and skills needed. The province has been able to welcome more immigrants since the PNP was implemented.


In Canada, PEI has the highest rate of immigration per resident. Prior to the pandemic, its immigration rate was 1.6%, compared to the national average of 0.9%. As a percentage of its total population, the province has Canada’s largest newcomer intake.


Since 2015, the province has welcomed about 2,000 new immigrants annually, and it is anticipated that this number will continue to rise. Less than 200 new immigrants would enter the province annually before the PNP was introduced.


Since the launch of the PNP in 2001 and the Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP) in 2017, the province has been drawing more immigrants. Employers in the Atlantic provinces of Canada are permitted under the AIP to hire foreign workers for open positions that they were unable to fill locally. The Atlantic provinces of Canada consist of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, and Newfoundland & Labrador.


The PEI PNP Express Entry category is the only improved category available. Additionally, it contains two main categories: business impact and labour impact.


Immigration Categories in Prince Edward Island


There are three routes you can take if you want to immigrate to Prince Edward Island

  1. PNP Express Entry for PEI
  2. Impact Category on Labor
  3. Impact on Business Category.


To find out more details about “The PEI PNP”, you can contact one of our immigration specialists at  Gunness & Associates.


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