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Prince Edward Island Occupations in Demand Stream (PEOID)

Prince Edward Island Occupations in Demand Stream (PEOID)

  • P.N.P: Provincial Nominee Programs
  • E.O.I: Expression of Interest
  • E.D: Employer-driven
  • P.S: Point System

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Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP)

The Prince Edward Islands Occupations in Demand Stream gives foreign workers who are currently working in PEI in specific high demand occupations the opportunity to apply to permanently live and work in the province.

Occupations in Demand stream is part of PEI Workforce Category, which includes the following streams:

  • Skilled Workers in PEI Stream (➨page)
  • Skilled Workers Outside Canada Stream (➨page)
  • Critical Workers Stream (➨page)
  • Intermediate Experience Stream (➨page)
  • Occupations in Demand Stream (this page)
  • International Graduates Stream (➨page)
  • Express Entry Stream (➨page)

The Workforce Category supports foreign nationals with a valid job offer and support from a PEI employer, who would like to apply for a nomination for permanent residency through the PEI PNP.

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The following requirements must be met if you are applying to the Prince Edward Island Occupations in Demand Stream:

1- Job Offer Requirement

At the time of your application and at the time the PEI PNP assesses your application for nomination, you must have a bona fide full-time job offer from a PEI employer in an eligible occupation. Your job offer must be permanent (meaning job has no end date) or for a minimum of two (2) years.

The position offered must be in one of the following occupations:

NOC Code PEI Occupations in Demand TEER
33102 Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates 3
73300 Transport truck drivers 3
75110 Construction trades helpers and labourers 5
65310 Light duty cleaners 5
95109 Other labourers in processing, manufacturing and utilities 5
75101 Material handlers 5
94140 Process control and machine operators food and beverage processing 4
94141 Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers 4

2- Work Experience

You must have been working for at least one (1) years of full-time paid work experience directly related to the job being offered.

Any applicant applying under NOC 73300 (Transport truck drivers) will be required to have at least 12 months of long haul truck driving experience and their job offer must be with an eligible PEI employer.

If you need a licence or other authorization for the job that you have been offered, you must have it when you apply.

3- Age

You must be between the ages of 18 and 59.

4- Language Ability

You must have taken an approved test results and have obtained a minimum score of Canadian Language Benchmark CLB 4 in all for abilities in English or French (➨Appendix 5). Test must be taken no more than two (2) years prior to submission of your application.

5- Education

You must have a Canadian secondary school (high school) diploma or credential, or its equivalent in another country.

If you completed your studies outside of Canada, you need to get an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) (➨Appendix 3) that proves your education is equivalent to a Canadian high school diploma.

The ECA Report must not be more than five (5) years old prior to the date the application is being submitted.

6- Settlement Funds

You must show that you have enough money to cover federal immigration fees, travel costs for all included in the application, as well as everyday living expenses.

7- Ineligibility

You are not eligible to apply under the Prince Edward Island Critical Worker Stream if:

  • You have a federal Express Entry profile (in which case you should apply under PEI Express Entry stream (➨Page))
  • You are a refugee claimant in Canada, a failed refugee claimant, had a removal order, are prohibited from entering or being in Canada, do not have status in Canada or are living illegally in your country of residence.

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If you meet the above minimum requirement, then you must calculate your total score based on the following selection factors. There is no minimum required score. But you will be ranked based upon your points assessment score and placed in an Expression of Interest (EOI) pool.

Candidates will be ranked against each other and only top ranked candidates with a connection to Prince Edward Island will be invited to apply. A draw will occur with the top ranked candidates and consideration of connection to, and interest in PEI being selected and issued an invitation to apply (➨

Selection Factor Maximum Points
Factor 1: Age 15
Factor 2: Language Ability 20
Factor 3: Education 15
Factor 4: Work Experience 20
Factor 5: Employment in PEI 15
Factor 6: Adaptability 15

Factor 1: Age

You’ll get points based on your age on the day you enter in your EOI profile.
Age Points
Under 18 Not Eligible
18-24 7
25-44 15
45-49 10
Over 49 0

Factor 2: Language Ability

To be awarded point for language, you must have taken an approved test results. Test must be taken no more than two (2) years prior to submission of your application.
The lowest score achieved in the four (4) skills (Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening) is your score.

If evidence of proficiency in both official languages is submitted, you will receive points for each language, to the maximum of 20 points.

First Official Language (English or French)

First Official Language

(Lowest score in any of 4 skills)

CLB 10 20
CLB 9 20
CLB 8 17
CLB 7 15
CLB 6 10
CLB 5 5
Below CLB 5 Not Eligible

To prove you language abilities you must take any of the following approved tests:

  • English: IELTS General or CELPIP General or PTE Core
  • French: TEF Canada or TCF Canada
To find out the equivalent CLB level for any of the above approved tests, see (➨Appendix 5).

Factor 3: Education

Level of Education Points
Master’s or Doctoral (PhD) level (after completion of a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree) 15
Three-year or longer post-secondary credential 15
One-year post-secondary credential 15
Secondary school/high school diploma 15
No Secondary school/high school diploma Not Eligible

You will be awarded points for your Canadian educational credential or foreign credential accompanied by Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) Report.

 The ECA Report must not be more than five (5) years old prior to the date PEI PNP receives your application and the date you will submit your application for Expression of Interest.

Factor 4: Work Experience

You can get points for the number of years you’ve spent doing full-time paid work (at least 30 hours per week, or an equal amount of part-time).

Experience Points
More than 6 years 20
4-6 years 15
2-4 years 10
Less than 2 years 0

Factor 5: Employment in PEI

You can get maximum of 15 points for the following employment related factors

Employment Points
Foreign qualification verified with the regulated body in PEI 5
Job offer in PEI related to experience 5

Factor 6: Adaptability

You can get maximum of 15 points for any combination of the following factors:

Adaptability Points
Spouse/common-law partner’s and/or dependent child(ren) Language level at least CLB 6 in all abilities in English of French 5
Graduated from a recognized PEI post-secondary institution 5
Spouse/common-law partner has at least 3 years of work experience in the last 5 years 5
Yours or your spouse/common-law partner’s relatives living in PEI for at least 12 consecutive months (parent, grandparent, sibling, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew), living in Canada as permanent resident or citizen 5
Your Total Score  




Step 1: Get a Job Offer and Work in PEI

Before you can submit your application under the “Prince Edward Island Occupations in Demand Stream”, you must have a bona fide full-time job offer from a PEI employer in an eligible occupation. You must also have completed equivalent of six (6) months authorized work experience for the same PEI employer.

If you don’t already have a qualified job offer with the criteria explained in “Minimum Requirements”, you need to find an employer and secure a job for yourself.

After you have obtained an offer of employment from PEI employer, you need to apply and receive a work permit. Your work permit will be an employer-specific work permit meaning that it lets you work in Canada for that employer and according to the conditions on your work permit.

Before you submit your application for an employer-specific work permit, the employer who wants to hire you must complete certain steps and give you either a copy of a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) (➨ or an offer of employment number (if the job is LMIA exempt)to include in your application.

Step 2: Submit an Online Expression of Interest (EOI)

Now that you meet all the requirements, you can complete an online Expression of Interest (EOI) (➨ for yourself.

EOI is an online system where you submit information about yourself to the PEI Provincial Nominee Program.

Recent Draws
Date of Draw No. of NOI
May 2, 2024 6
Apr 18, 2024 82
Apr 4, 2024 66
Mar 21, 2024 83
Feb 29, 2024 24
Feb 15, 2024 121
Feb 1, 2024 78
Jan 18, 2024 134
Dec 21, 2023 26

To complete the EOI, you’ll need information from some documents including passports, language test results, etc. But you don’t need to upload any documents.

After you submit the EOI, the system will calculate your score based upon the information you enter and your EOI will be placed in a pool for potential selection. The highest-scoring, qualified candidates with a connection to Prince Edward Island will be invited to submit an application to the PEI PNP.

If you’re not invited to apply within six (6) months of submitting your EOI, it will automatically expire and removed from the system. You can still create a new EOI. If you are able to acquire additional points after submitting your EOI, you will need to submit a new EOI.

Step 3: Submit Application to PEI PNP

If you are invited to apply, you must submit your application within sixty (60) days by providing the application forms, application fee and all supporting documentation to PEI PNP.  

You must send your original complete application package by registered mail or courier or in person.

If your application is complete, you will receive a letter or email confirming that your file has been received and accepted for processing. This will include your PEI PNP file number.

A PEI PNP officer will contact you if information is needed to assess your application and will tell you how to send the information.

If your application is approved, you will become a Provincial Nominee and receive a nomination package including you Provincial Nomination Certificate.

PEI PNP Application
Mail the application to:

Office of Immigration

94 Euston Street, 2nd Floor

P.O. Box 1176

Charlottetown, PE Canada C1A 7M8

Official Program Guide:
PEI PNP Application Fee:
Processing Time:
Not Available
Document Checklist:

(page 15)

[email protected]

Step 4: Apply for Permanent Residence

If you are nominated by the province of Prince Edward Island, then your next step is to submit a complete application for a permanent resident visa within three (3) months (➨Page).

You must submit your application using the IRCC Permanent Residence Portal (PR Portal) (➨ 

If your application is complete, you will receive a letter or an email confirming that your file has been received and accepted for processing. This letter is called the Acknowledge of Receipt (AOR) and will include your IRCC file number.

Once you have received your acknowledgement of receipt, you can create an online account and link your application to it. By creating an account, you will be able to receive email updates and a more detailed case status.

Apply for a Bridging Open Work Permit (if applicable)
If your PR application is not finalized, you may be able to apply for a Bridging Open Work Permit (BOWP) (➨Page). This will let you to stay and continue working on a valid work permit until your PR application is finalized.

You may apply for BOWP only if your PR application is approved in principle meaning you have passed the eligibility stage and still have to pass the medical, security and background checks.

Step 5: Landing in Canada

If your application is approved, you will be asked to pay your right of permanent residence fee if you haven't already done so. You will receive a Confirmation of Permanent Residence (CoPR) and if you are from a country that requires a visa you will also be issued a permanent resident visa.

You will only become a Permanent Resident of Canada when you cross a Canadian port of entry. This is referred to as ‘landing in Canada' (➨Page).

You must land in Canada before the expiry date, which appears on your Canada Immigration Visa. Usually, the expiry date is one (1) year from the time medical examinations were completed. As this is not always the case, be sure to verify the expiry date as soon as the Canada Immigration Visa is received.

If you are approved for permanent residency by IRCC, you must report to the Office within 30 days of landing in Canada. You may report in person to the Office of Immigration at 94 Euston Street, 2nd floor, or email [email protected] to schedule an appointment. Please note that you may be contacted for up to five years after landing with a short survey to update your file.

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