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Prince Edward Island


The Prince Edward Island Entrepreneur stream is for foreign nationals with business ownership or extensive management experience who would like to move to PEI  to start their business and eventually become permanent residents.

The Prince Edward Island Entrepreneur steam application is a two-stage process.

Stage 1: submit application ---->Temporary Work Permit

Stage 2: Implement business plan----> Permanent Residence



01/ Age: 21-59 years old

02/ Language requirement:

    at least CLB 4 ( IELTS: Listening 4.5/Speaking 4/Writing 4/Reading 3.5). 

03/ Education

    at a minimum, have a Canadian secondary (high school) diploma or a foreign high school diploma equal to a Canadian credential.

04/ Personal Net Worth

    at least CAD $600,000.

05/ Business Ownership / Work experience

   have transferable management skills and past employment or business ownership experience;

06/ Investment

    invest a minimum of $150,000 into the business within 12 months of landing in PEI

07/ Financial statements

    provide prepared financial statements noting a minimum of $75,000 in eligible operating expenses

Application Process

 5 business days exploratory visit & Community Endorsement

Submit EOI

1-2 months

Receive ITA

Submit Full Application

Attend an Interview

Receive Work Permit  Support Letter

Apply for Work Permit

Receive Work Permit

Open business upon

arriving PEI

Apply for Provincial Nomination

Apply for Permanent Residency

60 days

3 months

1 month

1 month

2-3 months

2-3 months

Operating business at least 12 consecutive month

3 months

12 months

Receive Permanent Residency

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