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.

Eligibility

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.

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


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