Critical Worker Stream of the Prince Edward Island provides an opportunity for candidates to apply for a nomination for permanent residency of Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) if you are currently working in PEI. The Critical Worker Stream is employer-driven and allows employers to fill low-skilled work positions, which they are unable to fill with the current local employment market.


In order to be eligible for the PEI Critical Worker Stream, you must:

  • Score at least fifty (50) points on the Labour Impact Self-Assessment.
  • Obtain a full-time, long-term (Permanent or minimum of 2 years) job offer from a PEI employer which must be in the NOC skill level C or D in one of these following options such as: Customer service representative, labourer, housekeeping attendant, truck driver, food and beverage.
  • Have worked full time for a minimum of six months for the PEI employer.
  • Have a valid work permit and legal status in Canada.
  • Be able to attend the interview organized by Office of Immigration, if required.
  • Have a minimum education equivalent to high school.
  • Be of the age between 21 and 59 years.
  • Have experience of at-least 2 years full-time or relevant education for the past 5 years.
  • Provide a test result of a language test obtained within the last 2 years. A minimum requirement of Canadian Language Benchmark (listening, speaking, writing, and reading) is necessary.
  • Have adequate financial resources to bear all immigration costs (travel expenses included) for yourself and your family members in order to establish and settle in PEI.
  • Indicate and demonstrate real intentions to settle in PEI.