Prince Edward Island is the smallest province of Canada, and this island province is connected to the mainland through a 12.9-km long bridge. Moreover, this province makes only 0.1% of the total land of the country; however, the province offers numerous employment/job options in various industries and sectors, with tourism being at the top during summers. Fisheries, agriculture, aerospace, Information Technology (IT), and bioscience are some of the other booming industries of the province, creating countless opportunities. Also, the Canadian province is famous across the world for mussels.
Let us take a look at the pathways you have to begin your Canadian immigration adventure if you have relevant work experience in one of the in-demand jobs of this province.
The Framework of the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP)
This program aims to meet the workforce requirements of the province. Under the PEI PNP, there are two major pathways for candidates who have an in-demand job offer to obtain permanent residency. The pathways are as below:
- Critical Workers Stream
- The Express Entry system
Being an Atlantic province, Prince Edward Island offers an additional option to prospective applications through Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program. Let us see which option is most suitable for you as per your occupation.
Critical Workers Stream
Applicants under this stream must obtain a valid in-demand full-time job offer, as specified for the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island. Moreover, candidates must have at least six months of work experience with a Prince Edward Island employer, who has offered a full-time job to the candidate. The eligible jobs must be classified under NOC level C or D. Also, candidates in the trucking sector are not required to have a six-month work experience to apply for permanent residency under this stream.
|Eligible Occupations/Jobs (Skill Level C)|
|Licensed Nursing Assistants|
|Beverage & Food Servers|
|Long Haul Truck Drivers|
|Eligible Occupations/Jobs (Skill Level D)|