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Guide for Newcomers to PEI, Canada
COVID-19 Vaccine: Immunization program underway in PEI
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News - Announcements - Current Events

Things to Know

IRSA COVID-19 update
Jan 21 2022
IRSA offices to remain closed to the public until 31 January 2022
To keep our staff and clients safe, we are following the latest recommendations from PEI Public Health.
IRSA Employment Opportunity: Employment Specialist
Jan 18 2022
Deadline to Apply: 24 January 2022
IRSA (Immigrant & Refugee Services Association) PEI is hiring a full time Employment Specialist.
IRSA Offices Closed to the Public
Jan 13 2022
Charlottetown, Summerside offices closed to public
IRSA PEI offices in Charlottetown and Summerside will remain closed to the public and staff will be working from home through January 21, 2022.
IRSA holiday office hours
Dec 20 2021
Services paused Christmas through New Year's Day; staff working remotely
IRSA services in Charlottetown and Summerside will be paused over the holidays from 27 December through 3 January. Services are currently provided remotely.

Things to Do

Canada School
An orientation program to help newcomers adjust to life in Canada
Canada School program is designed for newcomers to Canada who are new to PEI or have lived here for under two years, but all newcomers are welcome to participate. The program offers a series of presentations on various topics, delivered online or in person.
Future Readiness Program
One-on-one mentorship program for newcomer youth
Are you between the ages of 15 and 18 and have questions about your future? You are not alone! Future Readiness is a program to help young people prepare for life after high school.
Fresh Air Fridays
Get some fresh air and explore PEI
Join us for Fresh Air Fridays! Each week, we explore a new area of Prince Edward Island with newcomers who wish to get to know their new home better. Adults and children are welcome.

Online Guide for Newcomers to Canada