Prince Edward Island
Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP)
Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) is a Canadian provincial immigration program administered by the PEI Office of Immigration, also known as Island Investment Development Inc. (IIDI), a crown corporation reporting to the Minister of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture in the Government of Prince Edward Island in partnership with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) in the Government of Canada. IIDI is also known as the PEI Office of Immigration. Applicants can retain one of the PEI PNP Island Agents as the authorized paid representative for the Business Impact Category application through Zebra Immigration .
Except Nunavut, there is a provincial nominee program in each of the Canadian provinces and territories. In the province of Prince Edward Island, the provincial nominee program has a Business Impact Category for business owners and senior managers to apply.
Prince Edward Island is the smallest province in Canada by land size. Most population can be found in the capital city Charlottetown and the second largest city Summerside. Applicants can seek community endorsement for extra points from a selected city or town on the island to increase the chance to obtain an Invitation to Apply (ITA).
The current processing time for work permit application from inside Canada is about 133 days. That for a work permit application from outside Canada varies among countries and regions, such as 6 weeks in Taiwan, 12 weeks in Hong Kong, and 15 weeks in China.
The current processing time for Permanent Residence (PR) application through the Provincial Nominee Class is 15 – 19 months.