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Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program: Entrepreneur Category (Work Permit Stream)


The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEIPNP) is an excellent immigration vehicle for newcomers who wish to relocate to a safe and secure area, with small communies, and a relaxed pace.


Confederation Capital is an authorized Island Agent for the PEI Provincial Nominee Program.


Why Choose Canada?

  1. G7 and NAFTA member.
  2. Unspoiled environment with environmental controls.
  3. World-class public health care system (one of the best in the world).
  4. Excellent education system (one of the most respected in the world).
  5. Cultural, ethnic and religious tolerance entrenched in the Constitution.
  6. One of the safest countries to live in, offering a high quality of life.
  7. One of the most valued passports for international travel (visa free travel to over 180 countries, including the USA and EU).
  8. Spouse and dependents are included in the application.
  9. Dual citizenship permitted.
About PEI About PEI

About PEI

Known as the “Garden of the Gulf”, Prince Edward Island is located in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, north of Nova Scotia and east of New Brunswick (with which it forms the Northumberland Strait).

The island has two urban areas. The capital city of Charlottetown is the largest, and is situated centrally on the island’s southern shore.  Situated 40 kilometres west of Charlottetown is the city of Summerside.

The island’s landscape is pastoral: rolling hills, pristine forests, white sand beaches, ocean coves and the famous red soil.  These combine to give Prince Edward Island a reputation as a province of outstanding natural beauty.

The island’s lush landscape has had a strong bearing on its economy as well as its culture. Author Lucy Maud Montgomery drew inspiration from the land during the late Victorian Era, for the setting of her classic novel Anne of Green Gables. Today, the Island is enjoyed by tourists who visit during all seasons. They enjoy a variety of leisure activities, such as beaches,  golf courses, eco-tourism adventures, touring the countryside, and enjoying cultural events held in local communities.

The smaller rural communities, as well as the towns and villages throughout the province, proudly retain a slower-paced, old-world flavour, something that factors heavily into Prince Edward Island’s popularity as a destination for relaxation. Most rural communities on Prince Edward Island are based on small-scale agriculture, as the size of farm properties is quite small when compared with other areas in Canada.

The coastline of the island consists of a combination of long beaches, dunes, red sandstone cliffs, saltwater marshes, and numerous bays and harbours. The beaches, dunes, and cliffs consist of sedimentary rock and other materials with a high iron concentration, which oxidizes upon exposure to the air, giving them a red colour. The geological properties of the white sand found at Basin Head are unique in the province; the sand grains cause a scrubbing noise as they rub against each other when walked on, giving them the name “Singing Sands”. Large dune fields on the north shore can be found on barrier islands at the entrances to various bays and harbours. The magnificent sand dunes at Greenwich are of particular significance.

Qualifications Qualifications


  1. Intend to settle in PEI, and to manage, invest in, or own a business in PEI.
  2. Make a minimum $150,000 CAD investment in a PEI business.
  3. Minimum $600,000 in Net Worth (principal applicant’s and spouse’s assets combined).
  4. Prove net worth of $600,000 CAD (loans, gifts, and inheritance cannot be used).
  5. Be between 21 and 59 years of age.
  6. Have completed at least 12 years of school (completed secondary school).
  7. Minimum 3 years (in the past 5 years) of transferable management or business ownership experience, directly managing at least 3 employees.
  8. Have basic proficiency in English or French (minimum CLB 4).

To view or download a comparison of Canadian residence programs, please click here.

Process Process



EOI Form

0-6 Months

Prepare application

0-2 Months


4-6 Months

Work Permit processing 

12 Months

Permanent Residence application   

12 Months