Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program Updates (PEIPNP)


Now this one is close to our hearts and should be good news for anyone thinking of moving to Canada.

According to the province of Prince Edward Island has reopened their Provincial Nomination Program after deciding to stop accepting Expressions of Interest (EOI) midway through 2016. This comes on the heels of Ontario also deciding to reopen their Provincial Nominee Program within the next week.

The article also points our a few interesting facts about the PEI PNP, some of which we didn’t know about despite being nominees of the province.

For example, PEI PNP is the only provincial nominee stream which does not use a points-based approach to gauge whether an applicant is eligible to apply for provincial nomination. The province only requires one to submit an EOI for their profiles to be placed into the pool for possible invitation for the program.

Given that anyone with a valid Express Entry (EE) profile can basically put their name in the hat for PEI PNP, it’s expected that the province probably gets flooded by EOIs pretty early after opening the program. That’s probably why there have been mixed reviews for the program, with some saying that the province takes a long time to process EOIs and ultimately decide on who to invite for provincial nomination.

Personally, it took almost nine months from when we submitted our EOI before PEI invited us to apply to the PNP, but I guess at the end of the day, what’s important is we do get invited. 🙂

Basically, the PEI PNP will be the easiest provincial nomination application you will do, so better submit your EOIs before they close the program up again!

Read up on our PEI PNP experience here.

For more information, visit PEI’s official page on their Provincial Nominee Program here.

In our next post, we’ll be taking a look at the how Express Entry performed last 2016. With a lot of changes made within the year, it will be interesting to take a dive into the statistics.

Moving to Canada will be a daunting task for anyone and If there’s anything you want to ask, feel free to leave a comment below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can! Alternatively, we’ve also set up Twitter and Instagram accounts, so we can also talk and get to know more about each other there.



11 thoughts on “Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program Updates (PEIPNP)

  1. Firstly thanks for this info, now I wanna ask how do I go about it, how do I get started, what are the steps involved?

    I am a Bsc holder and presently work as a professional web designer/ developer. I have over 5 years working experience in this field. Also married with children and have also written the IELTs exam with band score 5.5.

    Please tell me, do I have a chance of being selected?


  2. Thank you for your blog. Could you give a rough sample of what to write as reasons to migrate to PEI, just to know what is expected? also when you sent you EOI form already filled out, did you get an automated response that it had been received? How long afterwards did you get a confirmation to apply? what was your NOC? mine is 4214. my husband is 2171. Any help would do. thanks again.


    • Hi Lhara!

      For the EOI, we just did our research and was honest in terms of writing down potential areas to reside it, jobs to pursue, initial plans, contingency plans etc. We also did not get any automated response when our EOI was sent.

      We waited a total of nine months without hearing anything from them (EOI was send January 2016, ITA, September 2016). As for the NOC, mine is 0124.

      Hope this helps, good luck!


  3. Thank you for the information.
    I wanted to know what to include in the EOI for Prince Edward Island.
    Basically, I am working as a Senior Research Assistant in the field of Molecular Diagnostics since 4 years and holds master degree in Genetics.
    Kindly guide me through this, because me with my spouse who is electrical engineer are going to apply for PEI. Thanking you.


    • Hi Shefali,

      Thanks for your comment. There’s really no set thing that one can say in an EOI. It seems that both you and your wife have excellent credentials and that Canada will be lucky to have you. Just be sure that you have your Express Entry profile complete and in order before you submit the EOI.

      Good luck! 🙂


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