100% Ownership Stream

If you are interested in immigrating to Prince Edward Island and would like to own your own business, you may be eligible for a nomination for permanent residency through the 100% Ownership Stream of the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP).  This stream is for foreign nationals with extensive management or business-ownership experience who would like to own and operate their own business in PEI.

Am I eligible to apply?

To be eligible for nomination through the 100% Ownership stream you must:

  • Score a minimum of 50 points on the self-assessment.
  • Have a minimum verifiable personal net worth of $600,000 which has been accumulated through legal and legitimate sources in your own right.
  • Have a minimum education of high school equivalent.
  • Be within 21-59 years of age at the time of application.
  • Have transferable management skills and past employment or business-ownership experience.
  • Meet minimum language requirements equivalent to a band score of 4.0 on an IELTS test.
  • Intend to live and work in PEI and provide day-to-day active and ongoing management of your company from PEI.
  • Attend an interview with staff from the Office of Immigration.
  • Sign an escrow agreement with the Province and submit a $200,000 deposit, which will be refunded upon you meeting the terms and conditions of the escrow agreement.

How do I apply?

If you meet the criteria listed above, you must first read the Business Application Guide [661kb] and then complete the application forms.

The complete application package, along with all supporting documentation and the $10,000 application fee, can be submitted to the Office of Immigration in two ways:

In person at 94 Euston Street (2nd floor), Charlottetown, PEI; or
Courier or mail package to

Office of Immigration
94 Euston Street, 2nd Floor
PO Box 1176
Charlottetown, PE
Canada   C1A 7M8

Do I have to pay a fee?

Yes, the application fee is $10,000.  If your file is not accepted, the entire fee will be refunded.  If your file is declined or withdrawn prior to you being interviewed by our office, $7,500 will be refunded.  If your file is declined or withdrawn after you have interviewed with our office, the entire fee is non-refundable.  The acceptable forms of payment are a bank draft, a certified cheque, or a money order made payable to Island Investment Development, Inc.

What forms do I need to fill out?

You must complete all applicable provincial forms listed below:

You must also complete all applicable federal forms from the Federal Application Package for Provincial Nominees

Do I need to use an immigration consultant or a lawyer?

No, if you are able to complete your application forms on your own and represent yourself to our office, you do not need to use an immigration consultant or a lawyer.  If you are not using a representative, all communications with and submissions to the office of Immigration must come directly from you and the interview must be conducted without the help of an interpreter.

If you do require assistance in preparing your application, you must use an approved Island Agent

What happens after I am nominated?

After you receive a nomination, you are responsible for submitting your Application for Permanent Residency to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) along with your nomination certificate.  IRCC will then assess your application for admissibility factors.  You can check processing times at IRCC on their website.

Who can I contact to ask questions?

Forward questions related to the 100% Ownership Stream to immigratepei@gov.pe.ca or call (902) 620-3628.

Published date: 
September 1, 2016