PEI Express Entry

PEI Express Entry

PEI Express Entry (PEI EE)


Who can apply to the PEI Express Entry?

To qualify to apply in this stream you must have an active Express Entry (EE) profile. And to do so you must apply and meet the terms of one of the following streams:

Also, you can apply for permanent residence as per these 2 cases:

  • Apply without a job offer in PEI.
  • Apply with a job offer in PEI.


Note – If you have a PEI job offer and are living in the province then your chances of getting a Canada PR are high.


Who cannot apply?

Do not apply if:

  • Are an illegal resident in Canada.
  • You are working in the province on an open-work permit but do not meet the terms such as:
    • Minimum 6 months of full-time work experience for a PEI employer.
    • At the time of application, your work permit has minimum 4 months validity.
  • You are in Canada on study permit but are not studying.


Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile

If you meet the terms of the above-mentioned EE streams then you must create an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile. Besides, an EOI is not an application but shows your interest in applying to the PEI Express Entry category. So, you must create your profile in the PEI Expression of Interest system.


EOI Points Grid

When you submit an EOI then you must meet the following terms to compete in the EOI pool and get an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for a Canada PR.

Also, the grid is divided into 6 areas and each grid gives certain points as per the information that you submit along with your profile. besides, the maximum points that will be awarded are 100.

Express Entry Points (Maximum 100 points)
Express Entry (EE) EE profile with a PEI job offer EE profile without a PEI job offer
Age 20 20
Language 20 20
Education 15 15
Work Experience 15 20
Employment 15 10
Adaptability 15 15


Age

Age (Maximum 20 points)
Range of Age EE profile with a PEI job offer EE profile without a PEI job offer
18-24 7 7
25-29 20 20
30-44 15 15
45-49 10 10
49+ 0 0


Language Skills

All applicants applying as skilled workers must show proof of job-ready English. So, the applicants should be able to communicate in English to live, work and settle in Canada. Further, an EOI profile gets an extra 10 points for giving proof of language skills in both English and French.

Thus, you can submit test results for English/French in 4 key areas such as Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. Further, you can submit test results of IELTS, CELPIP, TEF, and TCF to check if you meet the required CLB level (English) or NCLC (French). Besides, these test results must not be more than 2 years old at the time of applying.

Language Skill Level (Maximum 20 points)
Level EE profile with a job offer EE profile without a job offer
CLB/NCLC 10 20 20
CLB/NCLC 9 20 20
CLB/NCLC 8 15 15
CLB/NCLC 7 10 10
Below CLB/NCLC 7 0 0


Education Level

Level of Education EE profile with a job offer EE profile without a job offer
Master’s or PhD degree 15 15
Bachelor’s degree (minimum 3 years full-time study period) 12 12
Post-secondary diploma in a specific trade (minimum 2 years full-time study period) 10 10
Secondary School (completed) 0 0


Work Experience

Work Experience (Maximum 15 points – EE with job offer/ Maximum 20 points – EE profile without a job offer)
Number of Work Experience EE profile with a job offer EE profile without a job offer
6+ years 15 20
4-6 years 15 15
2-4 years 10 10
1-2 years 5 5


Employment

Employment (Maximum 15 points – EE with job offer/ Maximum 20 points – EE profile without a job offer)
  EE profile with a job offer EE profile without a job offer
Working in PEI on a valid work permit 5 N.A
Must have foreign qualification verified by an authority in the province.

Note – Not to be confused with an ECA.

5 5
Minimum 1-year, regular, full-time work experience in PEI. 5 5
PEI job offer related to education 5 N.A

 

Adaptability

Adaptability (Max 15 points)
  EE profile with a job offer EE profile without a job offer
A close family member in PEI, who is a permanent resident or a Canadian citizen and has been living in PEI for a minimum of 12 months. 5 5
Spouse/common-law partner and/or dependant children have English/French language skill level of CLB/NCLC 6 or higher.  5 5
Currently, own a residential property in PEI for a minimum period of 1 year continuously.  5 5
Completed graduation from a PEI approved educational institute. 5 5
Minimum 3 years of work experience within 5 years by spouse/common-law partner. 5 5
Dependent children are admitted to a PEI education institution for a minimum of continuous 6 months. 5 5