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Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEIPNP)

Under the Agreement for Canada-Prince Edward Island Co-operation on Immigration, the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEIPNP) is a Federal-Provincial partnership between the Province of Prince Edward Island, represented by Island Investment Development Inc. (IIDI), and the Government of Canada, represented by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).

Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)-Business

Under the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), you may qualify under one of four categories:

100% Ownership
Partial Ownership
Work Permit

Prince Edward Island PNP 100% Ownership

To qualify in this category, an applicant must:

Meet the age, education, work experience, adaptability and language skills required to establish and operate a business in the province
At the time of application, provide a business proposal and a business plan which details the start up or purchase of a business in Prince Edward Island
Have a settlement proposal sketching out their intention to move and settle in the province.
Demonstrate a minimum personal net worth of $600,000 CAD, legally obtained
Make a minimum investment of $150,000 in order to start or purchase an eligible business in the province
Have unencumbered personal funds of at least $150,000 for the required escrow deposit
Control 100% of the business, and provide active an on-going management of the business from within the province

Prince Edward Island PNP Partial Ownership

To qualify in this category, an applicant must:

Meet the age, education, work experience, adaptability and language skills required to establish and operate a business in the province
At the time of application, provide a business proposal and a business plan which details the start up or purchase of a business in Prince Edward Island
Have a settlement proposal sketching out their intention to move and settle in the province.
Demonstrate a minimum personal net worth of $600,000 CAD, legally obtained
Make a minimum investment of $150,000 in order to start or purchase an eligible business in the province Have unencumbered personal funds of at least $150,000 for the required escrow deposit
Control at least 33 1/3% of the equity in the business or make an investment of at least $1,000,000 CAD in the business

To qualify in the Skilled Worker category, an applicant must have:

- Score at least 50 points on the PEI PNP Self-Assessment form;
- A Prince Edward Island job offer for a skilled position;
- Education and training consistent with the position offered;
- A command of the English and French language if required for the position; and The intention to settle in Prince Edward Island.

Prince Edward Island PNP Critical Worker

To qualify in the Critical Worker category, an applicant must have a Prince Edward Island job offer in skill level C or D in one of the following occupations:
- Truck driver
- Customer service representative
- Labourer
- Food & beverage server
- Housekeeping attendant
- A minimum of 6 months' work experience for a Prince Edward Island employer;
- Score at least 50 points on the PEI PNP Self-Assessment form;
- The intention to settle in Prince Edward Island;
- Meet at least some of the following criteria:
- Be less than 55 years of age;
- Have a minimum 12 years of education, including a high school diploma;
- Completed at least two years of full-time work experience within the past five years
- Be capable of being interviewed in English or French; and
- A command of the English and French language if required for the position

Prince Edward Island PNP International Graduate (Currently Closed)

To qualify in the International Graduate category, an applicant must have:
- Graduated within the past two years from full-time study at an accredited Canadian University or College.
- Score at least 50 points on the PEI PNP Self-Assessment form;
- A Prince Edward Island job offer in skill type 0 or skill level A or B;
- A minimum of 6 months work experience for a Prince Edward Island employer
- A command of the English and French language if required for the position; and
The intention to settle in Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island PNP Work Permit

This stream allows potential applicants the opportunity to transition into the Prince Edward Island business community. The applicant comes to the province on a work permit before making the investment, allowing them to settle and integrate into the business environment.

To qualify in this category, an applicant must:

Meet the age, education, work experience, adaptability and language skills required to establish and operate a business in the province
At the time of application, provide a business proposal and a business plan which details the start up or purchase of a business in Prince Edward Island
Have a settlement proposal sketching out their intention to move and settle in the province.
Demonstrate a minimum personal net worth of $400,000 CAD, legally obtained
Make a minimum investment of $150,000 in order to start or purchase an eligible business in the province
Have unencumbered personal funds of at least $100,000 for the required escrow deposit
Control at least 33 1/3% of the equity in the business or make an investment of at least $1,000,000 CAD in the business
Be willing and eligible to apply to CIC for a work permit for the business in Prince Edward Island where the applicant intends to work and invest in.