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Guide for Newcomers to PEI, Canada
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News - Announcements - Current Events

Things to Know

IRSA Offices in Charlottetown to Open to the Public
Apr 14 2022
Doors open on Wednesday, 20 April
IRSA offices in Charlottetown will fully reopen to serve new and existing clients and the general public. Summerside location will remain closed to the public and clients in the area will be served by appointment only for the time being.
Islanders offering support to Ukrainian refugees
Mar 16 2022
Online signup form available now
IRSA has received numerous inquiries from people across the province looking to offer support to Ukrainians who may ultimately arrive in PEI as a direct result of the ongoing situation in Ukraine. We could not be more encouraged by the offers that we have been receiving from the public and are touched to see the outpouring of support.
IRSA - Statement Regarding Ukraine
Mar 02 2022
We are ready to assist
Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced new supports and services in response to the crisis in Ukraine - IRSA stands ready to help any Ukrainian citizens relocating to PEI.
IRSA Announces New Executive Director
Dec 03 2021
Bernadette Reynolds to join the Association in December
The Board of Directors of the Immigrant & Refugee Services Association PEI is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Executive Director. Dr. Tina Saksida, President of the Board, has announced the hiring of Bernadette Reynolds.

Things to Do

Immigration Information Session for Ukrainians
Інформаційна сесія на тему імміграції для українців
IRSA is holding a session with the PEI Office of Immigration to provide information for Ukrainian clients on a number of immigration-related topics. We will discuss pathways to permanent residency in Canada, employment-based Immigration streams, and services and supports offered to the Ukrainians in the province by the PEI government.
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.

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