PEI’s proposed “entrepreneur stream” for international graduates criticized by Ottawa

January 3, 2019

CBC has learned that an “entrepreneur stream” for international graduates proposed by the Government of Prince Edward Island for its provincial nominee program has been met with criticism and questions from the federal government. According to CBC, officials in Ottawa concluded that the proposal did not meet the minimum requirements set out by similar programs in other provinces. Staff at Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada said that the program lacked a language requirement, and that the proposed age limit of 59 “should be much lower.” CBC adds that IRCC also questioned the nomination process, which suggested that the program would select 10-15 candidates from a pool of 20. CBC (PEI)