Submit Your Expression of Interest Profile

Please be advised as of November 16, 2022, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is switching to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC) system, known as NOC 2021.  All applications received by our office as of this date, regardless of invitation to apply date, will be reviewed using this new classification system. Please note that some occupations have changed categories with the implementation of this new system and it is the responsibility of applicants to ensure that you still meet the criteria of the program you are looking to apply under.  For more information, please visit IRCC’s website here

The Office of Immigration has created a new Expression of Interest System.  All foreign nationals interested in applying for permanent residency through the Business Impact Category, Express Entry or Labour Impact Category must create an account and profile through our on-line Expression of Interest System.  If you are using a representative, they must submit a profile on your behalf. 

How does the new Expression of Interest System work?

Immigration through the Prince Edward Island through Business Impact Category, Express Entry or Labour Impact Category is a three-step process:

Step 1: Create an account and submit your profile to the Expression of Interest system.

Step 2: The highest-scoring, qualified candidates with a connection to Prince Edward Island will be invited to submit an application to the PEI PNP by our Office.

Step 3: Following a thorough review of the paper application submitted to the Office of Immigration, Prince Edward Island nominates successful candidates to apply to the Government of Canada for permanent residency.

Is a Foreign Qualification Recognition (FQR) the same as an Education Credential Assessment (ECA)?

Education Credential Assessment and Foreign Qualification Recognition are not the same.  If you have a foreign degree, diploma or certificate and you are creating a Federal Express Entry profile you must have an ECA.   If you have a Canadian degree, diploma or certificate, you do not require an ECA.  More information can be found on the IRCC website.

Foreign Qualification Recognition is the process of verifying qualifications (education, knowledge, skills, and work experience) obtained in another country are comparable to the Canadian standards established for an occupation.  In order to claim points in the Office of Immigration’s Expression of Interest system, you must have your qualifications recognized as required in Prince Edward Island.   Having an ECA does not allow you to claim these points. Read more about FQR here.

If I am applying through the Express Entry program do I create a profile as a skilled worker outside of PEI?

If you have a Federal Express Entry profile, you should submit a profile under PEI’s Express Entry program NOT through the Skilled Worker Outside PEI category.

How can I update my personal information?

You can log into your Expression of Interest account at any time to update your personal information like a new address or your renewed passport information. If you notice a problem with your date of birth that was entered when you set up your account, please contact our Office directly by email.

Is it possible to change my NOC after submitting my profile? 

You can change your NOC by withdrawing your profile and resubmitting a new profile with the updated information.

How do I check the status of my profile?

To check the status of your profile, you can login to the Expression of Interest system.  Any changes to your status are found on your home screen.  Those that have been invited to apply will have a file number and the status will read, "Invited to Apply".


An Expression of Interest is not an application, but an indication of your interest in being considered to apply to the PEI PNP. The Office reserves the right to limit intake or make exclusions from Expressions of Interest draws. 

Information provided in the Expression of Interest Profile must be valid and verifiable. The Office of Immigration will compare information provided in application with the Expression of Interest Profile, if there is a discrepancy it may affect your ability to apply.  Files that have been determined to contain misrepresentations may be ineligible to apply to the Office of Immigration for 2 years.

Office of Immigration

General Inquiries

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

Phone: 902-620-3628 
Fax: 902-368-5886