PEI Critical Workers Stream

hospitalityCritical Workers is a stream of the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) intended for foreigners who are currently working in the province in low-skilled occupations.

Foreigners who are currently working in Prince Edward Island can apply for permanent residence under the PEI PNP Critical Workers Stream. This stream allows employers to hire low-skilled workers for positions that are hard to fill in the local labour market.

To be able to immigrate through this stream, the applicant must meet the following requirements:

  • Have a long-term (minimum of  two years) job offer in Prince Edward Island in occupations in NOC levels C or D
  • Have a minimum of 2 years of full-time work experience or relevant education in the past  5 years
  • Have a minimum of 6 months of full-time work experience for the Prince Edward Island employer 
  • Have a valid work permit
  • Live in Canada legally
  • Have completed at least a secondary education
  • Be between 18 and 59 years old
  • Have a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) score of 4 or higher for English or French in all four language abilities (reading, speaking, listening, writing)
  • Be able to support themselves and dependent family members
  • Demonstrate the intention and ability to settle in the province

Find out about other PEI PNP streams in the article Immigration to Prince Edward Island“.