PEI International Graduate

The International Graduate stream targets the graduates of approved PEI Post-Secondary Institutions working in PEI on Post Graduate Work Permit

The International Graduate is one of the stream of Labour Impact Category of several immigration streams of the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP), a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) operated by the province of Prince Edward Island. The International Graduate stream targets the graduates who have been graduated from the PEI approved Post-Secondary institutions and working under a valid Post-Graduate Work Permit. The province has provided the pathway to permanent residence in order to fulfill the high-skilled positions that are not being fulfilled by the local labour force.

The candidate must be between the ages of 18 to 59 and demonstrate the genuine intention to live and work in Prince Edward Island permanently. The candidate must also prove the sufficient settlement funds to pay all immigration costs and establishments in PEI of the applicant the family members.

Eligibility Requirement

Express Entry Profile No
Connection to Province Study Experience
Job Offer Yes
Language Proficiency No minimum
Level of Education Post-secondary
Work Experience Employed in PEI
NOC 0, A, or B
6 months
Investment Requirement None

Connection To Province

The candidate must have been graduated from a PEI approved post-secondary institution with a minimum of a two-year program. Also, the candidate must have been working in PEI for at least six months in a position relevant to the PEI Post-Secondary Education.

Job Offer

To be eligible for Skilled Worker in PEI, the candidate must have a valid full-time, continuous and permanent or minimum of 2 years job offer from PEI employer.

Language Proficiency

To be eligible for the International Graduate stream, there is no minimum language proficiency to meet but the candidate must have the ability to communicate in English or French.

Level of Education

To be eligible for this stream, the candidate must have completed at least two years of a post-secondary program in PEI.

Work Experience

The candidate must have at least six months of work experience in PEI.

Employer Requirements

In order to be eligible for a International Graduate stream, the employer is responsible to ensure:

  • the employment must be for a full-time and permanent position for at least 2 years
  • the employment in the intended occupation must be consistent with the applicant’s ability to perform the job based on education, training and/or experience
  • the employment must meet all the conditions of applicable Provincial And Federal Employment Workplace Standards and provide a comparable industry wage rate
  • the employment must be located in the Prince Edward Island
  • the employer must verify all the necessary credentials for the employment that requires provincial licensing to work in the occupation in Prince Edward Island
  • the employment does not contravene the existing employment disputes or bargaining unit agreements.
  • An employment contract must be provided, which must include all the terms and conditions of full-time job offer provided, a signature of an employee(applicant) accepting the employment offer with terms and conditions and the authorized signing officer of the company.
  • the employer must provide the settlement support to the applicant and their family
  • The employer must provide a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) (if applicable)
  • Attendance at the Immigration office for interview may be required
  • documents demonstrating that the effort for the recruitment of the intended profession has been unsuccessful within Canada and the intended position is critical to the employer’s business.

Application Procedure

The International Graduate stream operates on the basis of the Expression of Interest (EOI) system. Eligible candidates must submit a profile to the pool of PEI’s Pool of Candidates. The EOI profile will remain active for 6 months and the submitted profile will be ranked based on the PEI PNP Labout Impact Points Grid. After submitting the application, the PEI PNP issues the Invitation To Apply (ITA) for a provincial nomination to the high-scoring candidates during the periodic draw. The candidate will then have 60 days after receiving an ITA, to submit a complete application for the PEI PNP nomination. The foreign nationals must provide the valid required documents with the complete application package.

After being successfully nominated from the PEI, the foreign national must submit an application for Permanent Resident Status to the federal government. The applicant will need to submit a paper-based application by mail to the appropriate centre for the Permanent Resident which will be generally be processed within 18 months.

PEI PNP Labour Impact Points Grid

The eligible candidate of International Graduates In PNP stream will be awarded up to 100 points based on six factors.

Overview of Factors

Factor Skilled Worker Critical Worker International Graduate
Age 15 15 25
Language 20 20 N/A
Education 15 15 35
Work experience 20 20 N/A
Employment 15 15 20
Adaptability 15 15 20
Maximum Points 100 100 100


Age Skilled Worker outside PEI Skilled Worker in PEI International Graduate Critical Worker
18-24 7 7 10 7
25-44 15 15 25 15
45-49 10 10 15 10
Over 49 0 0 0 0
Maximum 15 15 25 15


Proficiency in English or French Skilled Worker outside PEI Skilled Worker in PEI Critical Worker
PNP-L06 Employer Language Declaration signed by PEI Employer 20 20 N/A
CLB/NCLC 10 20 20 20
CLB/NCLC 9 20 20 20
CLB/NCLC 8 17 17 17
CLB/NCLC 7 15 15 15
CLB/NCLC 6 10 10 10
CLB/NCLC 5 5 5 5
CLB/NCLC 4 0 0 0
Maximum 20 20 20


Level of Education Skilled Worker outside PEI Skilled Worker in PEI International Graduate Critical Worker
Master’s level or PhD from a graduate school of a college or university, after completion of a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree 15 15 35 10
Post-secondary degree (Bachelor) or three years of full-time study 12 12 20 10
Post-secondary diploma in a specific trade that required at least two years of full-time study after secondary school 10 10 20 10
Completion of secondary school N/A N/A N/A 15
Maximum 15 15 35 15

Work Experience

Work Experience Skilled Worker outside PEI Skilled Worker in PEI Critical Worker
6 or more years 20 20 20
4-6 years 15 15 15
2-4 years 10 10 10
Up to 2 years 0 0 0
Maximum 20 20 20


Employment Skilled Worker outside PEI Skilled Worker in PEI International Graduate Critical Worker
Working in PEI on a valid work permit n/a 5 5 5
related to field of study Job offer in PEI 10 10 10 10
Regulated body in PEI verified Foreign qualification. 5 5 5 5
continuous full-time work experience of at least 1 year in PEI 5 5 5 5
Maximum 15 15 20 15


Adaptability Skilled Worker outside PEI Skilled Worker in PEI International Graduate Critical Worker
Applicant’s close family member(s) currently living in PEI for at least 12 consecutive months who are permanent residents or Canadian citizens 5 5 5 5
Spouse/common-law partner and/or dependent child(ren) have a language ability of CLB 6 or higher in English or French 5 5 5 5
owns residential property in PEI for at least 12 consecutive months currently by applicant 5 5 5 5
graduation from a recognized PEI post-secondary institution 5 5 5 5
spouse or common-law partner has at least three (3) years of work experience in the last five (5) years 5 5 5 5
Applicant’s Dependent child(ren) which have been enrolled in a recognized PEI educational institution for at least 6 continuous months 5 5 N/A 5
Maximum 15 15 20 15

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