PEI Labour Impact
What is Prince Edward Island Labour Impact Category?
Prince Edward Island is quite a small province with many industries. The PEI PNP is a selection-based program whereby the province can nominate the candidate to the federal government of Canada for permanent residency. Luckily, if selected for nomination, you must apply for permanent residency to IRCC as they hold the ultimate authority to issue permanent residency. The Labour Impact Category provides an opportunity for Prince Edward Island businesses and potential new employees from outside of Canada, who have the right skill set to immigrate, work, and settle in Prince Edward Island.
The Category has three streams from which a candidate can choose. The criteria for each stream are different. The candidate must need at least 50 points to qualify for any of these programs.
- Skilled Worker Stream
- Critical Worker Stream
- International Graduate Stream
Skilled Worker Stream:
Prince Edward Island’s skilled worker stream is for those candidates who will be hired or have been hired by an employer in PEI. Those potential candidates who possess the necessary skills and fall under the National Occupational Classification (NOC) skill level O, A, or B are eligible.
Requirement of Skilled Worker Stream:
To be eligible for the Skilled Worker Stream candidate must have
- Have a full-time, permanent, or a minimum of 2 years, job offer from a Prince Edward Island employer at a NOC skill level O, A, or B.
- Candidate should be between 21 and 59 years of age.
- Candidate has successfully completed a minimum 2-year post-secondary education degree or diploma.
- Candidate must have a valid work permit if currently employed by a Prince Edward Island employer
- Candidate must have legal status in the country of residence.
- Candidate should be able to attend an interview at the Office of Immigration, Settlement, and Population (if required).
- Candidate Must show adequate funds for settling in PEI.
- Candidate Has at least two years of full-time work experience within the past five years.
- An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test is required. The test should not be more than 2 years old.
Critical Worker Stream:
The Critical worker stream of Prince Edward Island is for skilled and semi-skilled workers. The purpose of this program is to fill the labour market shortages through hire foreign workers. The candidate must either be currently working for a PEI business or have a PEI employer who will sponsor them for permanent residency. There are a few occupations currently included in the pilot program: truck drivers, customer service representatives, labourers, food & beverage servers, and housekeeping attendants. The job offered by the employer must fall under the National Occupational Classification (NOC) skill level C or D.
Requirement of Critical Worker Stream:
To be eligible for the Critical Worker Stream candidate must have
- a full-time, or permanent, or minimum of 2 years job offer letter from a PEI’s employer at a NOC skill level C or D in one of the following occupations: truck driver, customer service representative, labourer, food & beverage server, or housekeeping attendant.
- Candidate must have worked a minimum of 6 months full-time for the PEI’s employer.
- Candidate Should have a valid work permit
- Age should be between under 21 to 59 years.
- Candidate should have at least two years of continuous work experience.
- Candidate must have to show adequate funds in the account.
- Candidate must demonstrate language proficiency in French or English
International Graduate Stream:
The International Graduate Stream is an employer-driven program and provides an opportunity for Prince Edward Island employers to hire a recent graduate from a recognized accredited Prince Edward Island university or college. The graduated candidate must have a full-time job offer in their field of study under National Occupational Classification (NOC) skill level 0, A, or B which represents professional, managerial, and skilled trade positions. The international graduate must have a valid post-graduate work permit and is expected to have worked a minimum of six months with the Prince Edward Island employer in the position before applying for nomination.
Requirement of International Graduate Stream:
- Applicant Must have a permanent, full-time job offer in their field of study from a Prince Edward Island employer at a NOC skill level 0, A, or B.
- Applicant Must have worked a minimum of 6 months for the Prince Edward Island employer
- Must have legal status in Canada
- Must have a valid post-graduate work permit
- Must be able to attend an interview at the Office of Immigration, Settlement, and Population, (if required)
- Must have completed at least a two-year diploma or degree program while studying full time.
- Must possess a valid diploma/degree from the recognized accredited Prince Edward Island University or College
- Must have graduated within the past two years from the full-time study at an accredited Prince Edward Island University or College
- Should be between 21 and 55 years of age
- Must possess English and/or French language ability to perform the job offered by a Prince Edward Island employer
- Must demonstrate sufficient settlement supports and financial resources, including transferable funds, in order for the applicant and family to pay the immigration costs, travel expenses and establish in Prince Edward Island
- Must demonstrate genuine intention to settle in Prince Edward Island.
What is the Labour Impact Category Application Fee?
The Labour Impact Category application fee is $250 CAD per application. The Office of Immigration, Settlement, and Population will accept a bank draft, certified cheque, or money order made payable to Island Investment Development Inc. (IIDI). Cash will not be accepted, and the application fee is non-refundable.
How to Apply for Prince Edward Island PNP?
To apply for this province, you must include the following steps in your application:
- Make sure you complete the eligibility criteria for the immigration stream of your choice
- Submit your application in the Expression of Interest system
- Provide all the required details, identification information, and a proper email address
- Select a stream and submit the profile for review
- if your profile is selected you will get an invitation to apply
- 60 days of the time you will get to fill-up the form and submit the online application.
- Submit the application along with the supporting documents and payment.
- Submit your permanent residency visa application after getting your provincial nomination certificate
- Land in Canada and visit an immigration office with the confirmation for permanent residence
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