Prince Edward Island (PEI) is Canada’s smallest province located on the east coast of North America. PEI offers a great career as well as settlement opportunities. With the migration from across the world, the province is rapidly growing economically and culturally making PEI an ideal place to study, work and settle with the family. Following are pathways offered to migrate to the province of Prince Edward Island:

Prince Edward Island Express Entry Stream:

PEI’s Express Entry category is for the applicants who have a valid profile already in IRCC federal Express Entry Pool.

Application Process

On meeting the New Brunswick PNP requirements, an Expression of Interest (EOI) in the eligible stream must be submitted. This document can be downloaded on the New Brunswick PNP website and emailed directly to the program. Considering the numerous pathways offered by New Brunswick for immigrants to settle in, a standard procedure for the application is as follows:


Applicants once ready with the Express entry file number can create an Express of Interest under PEI. The profile is scored against a PEI Expression of Interest point’s grid and is valid for six months. Profiles are scored on age, language ability, education, work experience, employment, and adaptability.


Once the invitation is received from the province of PEI, candidates may submit their application with supporting documents


Successful applicants are nominated by PEI to the federal government for Permanent Residence. The candidate is then invited to apply for permanent residency by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada

Prince Edward Island Labour Impact Category:

This stream allows the Province to use the federal Express Entry immigration selection system to meet New Brunswick’s specific labour market and demographic needs. New Brunswick PNP Express Entry operates under an ‘Expression of Interest’ model.

  • Skilled Worker Category: This program is for the skilled worker having a Job offer from an employer of Prince Edward Island under the Occupation level 0, A, B of National occupation classification. To apply under this program, the applicant must have at least 2 years of full-time work experience in the last five years, the applicant must have completed minimum post-secondary education, sufficient settlement funds, and language proficiency.
  • Critical Worker Category: This category is for the foreign workers already in PEI with employment in specific critical demand occupations like a Truck driver, Food and beverage server, housekeeping attendants. To apply under this program, the applicant must have a minimum of 6 months of work experience in PEI and a minimum of 2 years of full-time experience in the last 5 years. The applicant must have a minimum high school diploma, basic proficiency in English, and should have sufficient settlement funds to apply under the program.