Assets belonging to a business may be considered as personal assets, for the purpose of a Business Category application, according to the following rule:
- The applicant, or the applicant and spouse in combination must own a minimum of 70% or the equity in the business(s);
- No more than 30% of net corporate assets may be considered as personal net worth; and
- No more than 30% of the $600,000.00 personal net worth requirement, or $180,000.00, may consist of corporate net assets as per this rule.
90-day Inactive File Policy
Should the Office of Immigration request information from an applicant and not receive a response within 90 days, the file will be closed. The Office of Immigration will issue a letter at the 90 day mark that the file has been closed. The file can be re-opened if a $250 CAD non-refundable fee is paid.
Labour Impact Category Agents
Agents/Pay for Fee Representatives are not mandatory however, if the applicant wishes to use an agent, the agent must be approved and registered with the Office of Immigration prior to submission of application. Agents/Pay for Fee Representatives who wish to represent an applicant to the PEI PNP must be:
- Members in good standing of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC)
- Lawyers who are members in good standing of a Canadian law society and students-at-law under their supervision
- Notaries who are members in good standing of the Chambre des notaries du Québec and students-in-law under their supervision.
Agents/Pay for Fee Representatives must register with the Office of Immigration by completing and submitting the Labour Impact Agent Registration Form.
Business Impact Category Agents
Applicants may apply directly to the Business Impact Category or an applicant can use an Island agent. Any applicant who is using a pay for fee representative must use an Island agent. Failure to submit your file through an Island agent while using a pay for fee representative will result in an immediate decline for nomination. Island agents that can represent an applicant to the PEI PNP must be:
- Approved by the Office of Immigration
- Located in Prince Edward Island, and
- Members in good standing of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC), or
- Lawyers that are members in good standing with the Prince Edward Island Law Society.
If the application is being considered for decline, the applicant or their representative will receive an initial "letter of intent for decline". This letter gives the applicant the opportunity to provide additional information to be considered in the recommendation. The applicant has 30 days to submit additional information. After 30 days, the file will be re-assessed including any new information submitted and a final decision will be made by the Office of Immigration.
Application Fee Payment Policy
The Office of Immigration will accept Canadian funds in a bank draft, certified cheque or money order made payable to Island Investment Development Inc. (IIDI). Cash will not be accepted.
Application Fee Refund Policy
Labour Impact Category and Express Entry Category application fees are non-refundable.
Business Impact Category application fee is partially refundable. If the file is declined prior to interview stage $7,500.00 CAD of the $10,000.00 CAD application fee will be returned to the applicant. Once an invitation to an interview letter is issued for an applicant the $10,000.00 CAD processing fee becomes non-refundable.
Incomplete File Policy
The Office of Immigration will not accept incomplete files or incomplete submissions. Any incomplete file or submission will be returned to the applicant or agent.
When a PEI PNP applicant lands in Canada and receives permanent resident status, it is necessary that the applicant register with the Office of Immigration within thirty (30) days. To register and arrange a landing appointment, please call our office at (902) 620-3628 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon receiving your request we will set up a meeting with you.
No Multiple Application Policy
The Office of Immigration will not accept applications from an individual who has an application currently in process with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), Quebec or other provincial nominee programs.
Non-disclosure, misrepresentation and/or submission of fraudulent documents will lead to immediate decline of application.
All documents not in English or French must be accompanied by a notarized translation.
Processing times for the PEI PNP can vary based on the number of applications received, completeness of the application and time required to corroborate necessary verifications. Please note that contacting the Office of Immigration will not speed up the process of the application or cause a decision to be made.
Also, the Office of Immigration makes no representation of processing times for permanent resident visas by IRCC, for details on IRCC processing times, visit http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/times/index.asp
Applicants or their spouse may reapply under the following circumstances:
- 6 months after withdrawing their application;
- 6 months after file is closed because of delay; or
- If the file was declined, the time-period which was stated in the decline letter.
For any documents that have been translated to other languages by the Office of Immigration, the original English version will prevail.
Withdraw Application by Applicant Policy
Applicants must send a signed written request by mail, email or fax to the Office of Immigration. To withdraw your application after receiving a letter of nomination, you must send a signed written request to both the Office of Immigration and and the Canadian visa office where the Office of Immigration sent your nomination letter.
Withdraw of Nomination by PEI PNP Office Policy
The Office of Immigration reserves the right to withdraw a nomination if an applicant has provided false or misleading information in declaring their intent to live and work in Prince Edward Island or no longer meets the criteria under which they were nominated.
Work Permit Policy
Once the PEI PNP Office has issued a work permit support letter through the work permit stream, the applicant is not able to change streams.