Prince Edward Island (PEI), which consists of the island itself and several surrounding isles, is Canada’s smallest province.
PEI is considered "the birthplace of Canada" since the "Charlottetown conference" — which led to the country’s formation — took place on the island's capital in 1864. The island province is renowned not only for its lush farmland and beautiful coasts, but it is also home to a burgeoning economy centered on agriculture, tourism, and fishing.
The PEI PNP is Prince Edward Island’s Provincial Nominee Program. Through this program, prospective immigrants with the skills and experience targeted by the province may receive a Prince Edward Island Provincial Nomination Certificate, after which they can apply for Canadian permanent residence with the Government of Canada.The PEI PNP accepts applications under three major immigration categories:
- PEI PNP Express Entry
- Labour Impact Category
- Business Impact Category
Provincial Nominee Programs of Canada.
Candidates who are eligible to enter the Express Entry pool and are interested in living and working in Prince Edward Island may apply to the PEI PNP Express Entry Category. Eligible applicants may benefit from processing times of six months or less. The PEI PNP does not guarantee that all Express Entry profiles submitted will be reviewed or accepted. Only those applicants with skills matching current identified labour needs for the province will be considered.There are two pathways to Manitoba as a skilled worker, both of which operate under the MPNP Expression of Interest System: the Skilled Worker in Manitoba Category and the Skilled Worker Overseas Category.
Under the Skilled Worker in Manitoba category, applications are accepted from qualified temporary foreign workers and international student graduates who are currently working in Manitoba and have been offered a permanent job with their Manitoba employer. Unlike the other connections to Manitoba in the MPNP, Skilled Workers in Manitoba are not subject to a points-based assessment to determine their eligibility. Candidates must meet the minimum requirements listed below to be entered into the Expression of Interest pool where they will be ranked according to a number of factors.
In order to be eligible under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba category of the MPNP, candidates must:
- Be either a qualified temporary foreign worker OR an international student graduate;
- International student graduates must have attended an authorized education or training program at a public, or registered private vocational, post-secondary institution in Manitoba. (Language programs are specifically excluded.)
- The academic/vocational program must have been full-time and at least one academic year in length.
- The candidate must have successfully completed the program and have been awarded a diploma, degree, or certificate.
- Have a permanent, full-time job offer from their current Manitoba employer;
- Have worked for their current Manitoba employer continuously for at least six months;
- Any periods of self-employment, unauthorized work, or periods of employment during which candidates were engaged in full-time study (e.g. work experience gained on a co-op permit) will not be included when calculating the period of qualifying work experience in Manitoba.
- Hold a valid Work Permit or Post-Graduation Work Permit from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC);
- Have all qualifications for the position including training/education and any required licence or certification;
- Have job-ready English; specifically, candidates must demonstrate the English or French proficiency to fulfill the duties of their job description;
- Have a connection to Manitoba through employment that is stronger than ties they may have to another province;
- Demonstrate in a Settlement Plan intention and ability to live, work and establish their work and family life in Manitoba as a permanent resident; and
- Demonstrate sufficient settlement funds — generally $10,000 CAD for the principal applicant, plus $2,000 CAD for each dependent included in the application.