Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEIPNP)
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In the spring of 2011, the Government of Prince Edward Island introduced new streams to the PEIPNP which continue to build on the Program's successful record of attracting business people and skilled workers to immigrate and settle in Prince Edward Island.

Business Impact Category

The Business Impact Category supports foreign nationals who are interested in owning and operating a business in PEI and who would like to apply for a nomination for permanent residency through the PEI PNP. Priority will be given to applicants who have the greatest potential to become economically established in PEI.

The Work Permit Stream is for applicants who are interested in coming to PEI on a work permit and operating a business for a minimum of one year prior to receiving a nomination for permanent residency. After meeting the program criteria, the applicant will be required to sign a Business Impact Work Permit Performance Agreement. Upon meeting the terms and conditions of this agreement, the applicant will be nominated by the Office of Immigration, Settlement and Population for permanent residency to Canada.

Summary of Qualification Requirement

  • Be within 21~59 years of age
  • Have minimum education of High School or equivalent
  • Have transferrable management skills
  • Minimum personal net worth of $600,000 CDN
  • Provide IELTS (General) test result within 2 years at with a CLB equivalent band score of 4.0
  • Intent to reside in PEI and operate an eligible business
  • Submit a business plan
  • Move to PEI under work permit to start business
  • Minimum $150,000 CDN investment into a new or existing business in PEI

Processing Stages


Create and Expression of Interest profile.


Invitation to Apply issued by PEIPNP.


File submission and review by PEIPNP.


Attend an interview on PEI.


Work permit application.


Arrive on PEI to start the business.


Meet terms of Performance Agreement.


Apply for nomination.


Receive nomination & apply for Permanent Residence.

Program Benefits

Potential to be in Canada in under one year on a work permit.
Minimum language CLB 4.0
It is less competitive than many other programs.
Quality of life (lowest crime rate in Canada, good quality education, no traffic issues, beautiful landscapes).


Applicants may apply directly to the Business Impact Category or use an approved Island Agent

Any applicant using a paid representative must use an approved Island Agent. Failure to submit your file through an Island Agent when using a paid representative will result in an immediate decline for nomination.

The Island Agent will be available to assist the applicant throughout the immigration process

This assistance will begin with the application and will end when the applicant is settled as a resident of Prince Edward Island. Throughout this time frame, the applicant will be able to rely on their Island Agent to make their integration into the Prince Edward Island business community more seamless.

Bether Capital PEI Inc ., is one of only nine Island Agents approved

by the government of Prince Edward Island.

The President of Bether Capital PEI Inc., Glen Kennedy, CPA, CA, RCIC

is a member in good standing with College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants and its predecessor organizations since 2013. He has over 14 years’ experience in immigration, specifically with provincial entrepreneur programs. Mr. Kennedy is also a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) with over 20 years experience in public accounting and business advisory services.