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Prince Edward Island Breaks Record for Lowest-Ever Business Minimum Score

March 2019, 25
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PEI Entrepreneur Stream

The immigration authorities in Prince Edward Island have set the new record for the lowest minimum score for candidates belonging to the Business Impact category. This happened in the recent Expression of Interest Draw that was the third draw of 2019, held on March 21. 19 candidates received invitations in the Entrepreneur Stream and just needed a minimum score of 110. It was seven points below the previous record. Additionally, 131 candidates received invitations in the Labor Impact as well as in Express Entry candidates.

Immigration Streams Covered by EOI are:

  • Labor Impact and
  • Express Entry category and finally,
  • Business Impact

Furthermore, in September 2018 PEI closed the Business Impact stream, which was a direct path leading to the permanent residence. In the Work Permit stream, the aspirants have to establish the business within the province prior to receiving a PR nomination.

Invitations Issued on March 21 Draw


Invites Issued

Minimum Points Required

Labor Impact and Express Entry



Business Impact



In the previous draw of February 21, 199 candidates received an invitation in Labor Impact, Express Entry and also in the Business Impact categories. 29 candidates received an invitation in the Business Impact stream, having a score of 117. Also, 170 candidates received an invitation in the Labor Impact and Express Entry categories.

Invitations Issued By Prince Edward Island in 2019

Invitation Date

Business Invitations

Minimum Point Threshold for Business Stream

Labor Impact and Express Entry Invitations

















Prince Edward Island Express Entry Stream

This operates after considering the candidates who are already present in the Federal Pool to obtain a nomination from the province. Success in this nomination will add 600 points in the CRS score of a candidate. It also grants the guarantee to get the ITA for immigration in Canada.

The process of PEI Express Entry:

  • Assessing Eligibility.
  • Creating the EOI Profile in PEI.
  • Getting the ITA.
  • Preparing the necessary Application.
  • Submitting the Application.
  • Submitting the PR Application and finally,
  • Arriving in PEI.

PEI Streams for Labor Impact Category

1) Applying For the PEI SW Stream

The stream focuses on employers. It also permits skilled professionals having an employment offer in the Island to receive the Canadian PR nomination when they fulfill these criteria:

  • Having an employment (full-time-offer) issued by the PEI business in a Job  under the classification of 0/A/B skill level of the NOC;
  • Completing post-secondary education, by having 14 years of education;
  • Age in the range of 21 -55 years;
  • Two years of work experience (full-time)also in the last 5 years;
  • Language proficiency(English/French) to take up the job;
  •  Settlement funds; and finally
  • A wish  to settle in the Island

2) Application for the Critical Worker Stream

This category aims at resolving labor shortages and remains open for overseas workers who are already employed in Island in the top demand occupations. The criteria for nomination are:

  • A full-time employment offer from a local business as a Truck driver; Laborer; Customer service representative; Food & beverage server; or a Housekeeping attendant
  • 6 months of work experience also with a local business offering a job;
  • Presently  valid work permit in Canada;
  • High school diploma and twelve years of formal education;
  • Age in the range Between 21 and 55 years;
  • Two years of full-time work experience in the last 5 years;
  • Language proficiency(English/French);
  • Adequate  settlement funds; and finally
  • An intention to settle in PEI

PEI Category of Business Impact

Work Permit Stream

Persons applying in this Stream need to get the Canadian work permit. They must keep working in a local business for a specific time as stated in the Performance Agreement. Additionally, after meeting the terms of the Agreement, these applicants can invest $150,000 and also manage the daily affairs of the business in the Island.

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