Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP)

Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) Skilled Worker stream

Skilled Workers Outside Canada


You can apply for a nomination for permanent residency through the Skilled Worker stream of the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) if you have a job offer from an Island employer.  The PEI Skilled Worker stream is employer-driven, allowing Island employers to fill high-skilled positions that they are unable to fill through the local job market.


To be eligible to apply for the PEI Skilled Worker stream you must:

  • Have a full-time long-term (i.e. permanent or minimum of  two years) job offer from a PEI employer in National Occupation Classification (NOC) skill level 0, A, or B Important note: Through this stream your employer must first make contact with our office and the job offer must be approved by our office prior to submitting an expression of interest profile;
  • Have legal status in country of residence;
  • Be able to attend an interview with staff from the Office, if required;
  • Have successfully completed a post-secondary degree or diploma (minimum  two year program);
  • Be between the ages of 21 and 59;
  • Have at least two years of full-time work experience in the past  five years;
  • Possess sufficient English and/or French language ability to perform the job offered.  Language ability can be verified by one of the following:
    • A language test from an IRCC approved testing institute within the past  two years with a minimum score of CLB/NLCC 4; or
    • Employer signed PEI PNP-L06 Employer Language Declaration; or
    • Documents from an internationally recognized institution indicating that the principal language studied was in English or French.
  • Have sufficient financial resources for the applicant and family to pay all immigration costs (including travel expenses) to be able to establish in PEI; and
  • Demonstrate a genuine intention to settle in PEI.


An Expression of Interest is not an application, but an indication of your interest in being considered to apply to the PEI PNP Labour Impact Category. The Office reserves the right to limit intake or make exclusions from Expressions of Interest draws.  

If you are invited to apply you will receive an email notification that will include your file and instructions for submission of your file.  If you are invited to apply you must complete the application forms.  Your employer must also complete the employer forms.


Information provided in the Expression of Interest Profile must be valid and verifiable. The Office of Immigration will compare information provided in application with the Expression of Interest Profile, if there is a discrepancy it may affect your ability to apply.  Files that have been determined to contain misrepresentations may be ineligible to apply to the Office of Immigration for 2 years