On February 18, Prince Edward Island (PEI) announced the latest draw in which a total of 121 invitations were issued. Out of 121 invitations, there were 102 applicants selected in the Express Entry and Labour Impact categories. There were 19 applicants selected in the Business Impact category, and the minimum EOI selection point threshold was set at 82.
The applicants who meet the labor market need are selected in the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). These streams are in alignment with Canada's Federal Express Entry system to help select applicants from the pool.
The Important Aspects of The PEI draw- February 18, 2021
· ITA Sent – 121 (the Express Entry, Labour Impact categories, and Business Impact category)
· EOI score – 82 (the Business Impact category)
PEI Express Entry Category
The PEI PNP's Express Entry Category is linked to the federal Express Entry system, i.e., it is an enhanced PNP stream. Under the EE pathway has three economic-class immigration subcategories: Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and Canadian Experience Class.
The ability of the appellants is quantified with the help of a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score, and the candidate's points are calculated as per the age, work experience, education, and language proficiency in English and French. The appellant who is selected by meeting the minimum CRS requirement are eligible for additional 600 points in the Federal CRS score, and they receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in the subsequent Express entry draw for a sure-shot manner.
In order to be considered in the Express entry Linked category of PEI, the applicants need to create an EOI profile with the PEI PNP. In the EOI profiles, there are points allotted based on the province's unique points grid. The high-scoring applicants are selected in the draws.
In the latest draw, there was no breakup provided on how many Express Entry and the numbers of Labour Impact candidates were invited. Also, there was no minimum EOI score required mentioned in each category.
PEI - Labour Impact Category
This category is for skilled foreign workers, and they should have a valid job offer to be selected in the PEI and have support from their employer. The labor market Impact category is divided into three streams: Skilled Worker, Critical Worker, and International Graduate. to be considered in the Labour Impact Category, the applicants need to have an EOI profile created for evaluation.
PEI -Business Impact Category
Out of the 121 immigration candidates invited in the latest draw, there were 19 candidates selected through the Business Impact Category. For the Business impact category, the minimum EOI score was set at 82. Under this category, the invitations were issued under the Work Permit Stream. It is for those skilled foreign workers who wish to start or operate their own business as entrepreneurs in PEI.
The provincial nomination is a good alternative for immigration, especially if the appellant is unable to meet the point score requirement in the Federal express entry system.