Prince Edward Island

PEI directory


Prince Edward Island (PEI) is one of the three Maritime provinces, one of the four Atlantic Canada provinces and the smallest province in both land area and population. The province of PEI has 145,855 residents (2011 Census). PEI consists of the main island and 231 minor islands, and in total encompasses 5,686 square kilometres. The backbone of the economy is farming, as it produces 25% of Canada’s potatoes. PEI has good economic and job opportunities in industries such as aerospace, bioscience, information technology, video game development and renewable energy. (Wikipedia and Government of Canada –

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Canada Microcredit Educators Group (CCMEG) Financial Assistance Immigrants Provides micro-loans (up to $15,000) to internationally trained individuals with professions such as technicians, trades people and skilled workers who need help to pay the costs associated with obtaining the Canadian accreditation or training required to work in the occupation for which they have trained before immigrating to Canada. Tel: 902.388.4499
Holland College Service Immigrant students Conducts PLAR through challenge for credit (exam interview, project completion, demonstration and/or simulation) and/or portfolio. Courses available for PLAR are Computer Essentials, Internet Programming and On the Job Training. Fees apply. Natalie Worthen
Tel: 902.566.9595
PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada Resources Immigrants Provide a variety of employment services (e.g. Employment Assistance Service for Newcomers and Employment Workshops) that include identifying career options and job search preparation. Tel: 902.628.6009 x209
University of Prince Edward Island Service Immigrant students Offers both PLAR for courses (demonstration of how informal experiential learning matches the stated learning outcome of a particular course) and programs (broadly addresses the match between informal experiential learning to the established outcomes of an entire program). Fees apply. Karen Dempsey,
PLAR Coordinator,
Office of Skills Development & Learning
Tel: 902.566.0355Email:


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