Supporting a Worker for Immigration
The Workforce Category is an employer-driven category, designed to help you fill permanent labour shortages and skill gaps in your business by supporting foreign nationals for permanent residency.
Am I eligible?
For all streams of the Workforce Category, the employer must validate the following requirements:
- company has been in active and continuous operation in Prince Edward Island for a minimum of two years with identified labour gaps (companies operating less than two years would require pre-approval from the Office of Immigration for consideration);
- provide documentation that the recruitment efforts for the intended profession has been unsuccessful within Canada and the position is critical to the operation of the company;
- employment is full‐time, non-seasonal with a contract for a permanent position or a minimum length of two years;
- employment in the intended occupation is consistent with the applicant’s ability to perform the job, based on the applicant’s education, training and/or experience;
- employment terms and conditions meet all applicable provincial and federal employment workplace standards and the comparable industry wage rate;
- employment of the applicant does not contravene existing bargaining unit agreements or employment disputes;
- employment is in Prince Edward Island;
- employment requiring provincial licensing or accreditation has been verified to ensure the applicant has the necessary credentials to be eligible to work in the occupation in Prince Edward Island;
- a signed employment contract is provided, which includes the terms and conditions of the full‐time job offer;
- settlement support is provided to the applicant and the family to help them establish, if applicable;
- Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is provided, if applicable
How do I apply?
While the Workforce Category streams are employer-driven, the bulk of the application process is the responsibility of the foreign national. The employer must complete the PEIW-02: Workforce Job Offer Form to be submitted with the complete application.
Do I have to pay a fee?
Employers must be willing to register with the Federal Employer Portal and pay the Employer Compliance Fee of $230, if the foreign national requires a work permit or should the current work permit expire prior to permanent residency being granted.
What forms do I need to fill out?
As the employer, you must complete the PEIW-02: PEI Workforce Job Offer Form.