Immigration to Prince Edward Island through the Occupations in Demand stream

Immigration to Prince Edward Island through the Occupations in Demand stream

Workers in certain medium and low-skilled occupations can get a permanent residency through the PEI Occupations in Demand stream.

The Occupations in Demand stream of the Prince Edward Island provincial program allows mid and low-skilled professionals who have found work in the province to immigrate.


To apply for the Occupations in Demand stream, you must meet the following requirements:

  • be between the ages of 18 and 59;
  • have at least a high school education;
  • get a job offer in the province in one of the suitable occupations (list below);
  • have 1 year of work experience corresponding to the job offer;
  • demonstrate proficiency in English or French at level 4 on the CLB scale (basic level);
  • show the ability to support yourself and your family members in Prince Edward Island.

Suitable occupations

Only representatives of the following professions can apply for the Occupations in Demand stream:

Candidate evaluation

Prince Edward Island evaluates applicants for immigration using the provincial Expression of Interest system, in which you can score up to 100 points. Points are awarded as follows:

Criterion Points
Age (up to 15 points)
18 to 24 years old 7
25 to 44 years old 15
45 to 49 years old 10
Older than 49 years 0
Language ability on the CLB scale (up to 20 points)
Level 9 or 10 20
Level 8 17
Level 7 15
Level 6 10
Level 5 5
Level 4 0
Education (up to 15 points)
Master's degree, PhD, Bachelor's degree, completion of a 1-year academic program or a high school education 15
Work experience (up to 20 points)
More than 6 years 20
4 to 6 years 15
2 to 4 years 10
Up to 2 years 0
Employment (up to 15 points)
Education recognized by the provincial regulatory authority (for professions requiring a license) 5
The job offer in Prince Edward Island corresponds to previous experience 10
Adaptability (up to 15 points)
Close relatives in the province 5
The applicant's spouse, common-law partner, or child has the CLB level 6 or higher in English or French 5
Completed education in the province 5
Spouse or partner has 3 or more years of work experience within the last 5 years 5

How to apply

If you meet the Occupations in Demand stream requirements, you can create an account in the Expression of Interest system on the official Prince Edward Island website.


To learn about other Prince Edward Island provincial program streams, see "Immigration to Prince Edward Island — Canada's provincial program".

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