Skilled Workers in PEI

Skilled Workers in PEI

The Skilled Workers in PEI stream is an employer-driven stream. And selects applicants who are already employed by a PEI employer, to fill high skilled job positions. Besides, through this stream applicants can apply for a nomination to apply for a Canadian permanent residence.

Who can apply to the Skilled Workers in PEI?

To apply to the Skilled Workers in PEI stream, meet the following terms:

  • Firstly, have a full-time, long-term (permanent or minimum of 2-years) job offer from a PEI employer.
    • But, the job offer must be for NOC Skill Level 0, A, or B;
  • Secondly, have a minimum of 2 years of full-time work experience within 5 years;
  • Also, must have a valid work permit;
  • Have legal status in the country of residence.
  • Besides, if needed, attend an interview;
  • Have a minimum 2-year post-secondary diploma or degree;
  • Fall between the age group of 18 and 59;
  • Moreover, give proof of language skills
    • Give test results of IELTS/TEF/NCLC/TCF with minimum CLB/NCLC 4 level; or
    • Submit PEI PNP-L06 Employer Language Declaration signed by the employer; or
    • Documents from an internationally recognised agency, who can prove that the principal language studied by you was English or French.
  • Further, give proof of settlement funds;
  • Finally, show an intent to live and settle in PEI.

Submit an Expression of Interest

An EOI is not a formal application to PEI. But shows your interest in applying to the program. If you meet the above terms, then create an EOI profile.

EOI Points Grid

To submit an EOI, meet the terms of the EOI grid. The grid is divided into 6 areas. So, each grid gives points as per the data that you submit. Also, the maximum points that you can get are 100.

EOI Grid Points (Max 100 points)
Factors Max Points
Age 15
Language 20
Education  15
Work Experience 20
Employment  15
Adaptability 15


Age Max 15 points
18-24 7
25-44 15
45-49 10
49+ 0

Language Skills

All applicants must show proof of job-ready English. Because PEI PNP needs all applicants to be able to communicate in English to live, work, and settle in Canada. An EOI profile receives an extra 10 points for giving proof of language skills in both English and French.

To do so you can submit test results for English/French showcasing proficiency in 4 key areas such as Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking.

Besides, you can give test results for IELTS, CELPIP, TEF, and TCF with the required CLB level (English) or NCLC level (French). But, these test results must not be more than 2 years old at the time of applying.

Language Max 20 points
PEI PNP-L06 Employer Language Declaration signed by the employer 20
CLB/NCLC 10 20
CLB/NCLC 09 20
CLB/NCLC 08 17
CLB/NCLC 07 15
CLB/NCLC 06 10
CLB/NCLC 05 05


Education  Max 15 points
Master’s or PhD. 15
Bachelor’s degree (minimum 3 years full-time study period) 12
Post-secondary diploma (minimum 1-year full-time study period) 10

Work Experience

Work Experience Max 20 points
6+ years 20
4-6 years 15
2-4 years 10
Up to 2 years 0


Employment Max 15 points
Working with a permanent job position and a valid work permit in PEI. 5
Your job offer is related to the field of education. 10
Must have foreign qualification verified by an authority in the province.

Note – Not to be confused with an ECA.

Minimum 1-year full-time, regular work experience in PEI. 5


Adaptability Max 15 points
A close family member in PEI, who is a permanent resident or a Canadian citizen. Also, it must be living in PEI for a minimum of 12 months. 5
Spouse/common-law partner and/or dependent children have English/French language skill level of CLB/NCLC 6 or higher.  5
Currently, own a residential property in PEI for a minimum period of 1 year continuously.  5
Completed graduation from a PEI approved educational institute. 5
Minimum 3 years of work experience within 5 years by spouse/common-law partner. 5
Dependent children are admitted to a PEI education institution for at least a minimum of continuous 6 months.