Online Guide for Newcomers to Prince Edward Island, Canada

About this Guide

Updated: 2023-06-22

We refer to this section of the IRSA website as the 'Guide for Newcomers to Prince Edward Island', or the 'Guide' for short. It is intended for new immigrants settling in the province of Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada.

In the Guide you will find basic information about:

  • what should be the first steps to take when you have just arrived
  • essential Canadian documents and how to obtain them
  • elementary aspects of everyday living in Canada and on the Island

This information will help you settle easier and faster, so you can enjoy your new environment and participate in society to your fullest potential.

How to use the guide

You can browse the Guide by using the navigation to the right, or by clicking on the links on the Guide Map page. If you have just arrived, we suggest glancing through all the sections to familiarize yourself with the content. You can then revisit the sections relevant to your current situation as you are progressing through the phases of getting settled.

External resources

In the Guide, we have included many links to external web pages and documents for your convenience so you can easily find more information on particular topics or access documents or forms you might need. Note that we do not have control over the content of those pages and documents, and we are not responsible for their availability or the accuracy of the information displayed there. Also, the majority of the external resources are available in English only, and sometimes in English and French. Just a few external resources are available in additional languages.

Please read our Website Disclaimer for more information.

Your feedback

It is important to us that this Guide is useful to all newcomers. If there is a topic or a bit of information which is not included here, and you think it should be, please let us know and we will consider including it.

Linking to the Guide

The URL is:

Guide development team

Catherine Ronahan - researcher, writer
Beti Andric - web developer, writer, editor, translation manager
Rosalie Blanchard - editor
Sasha Andric - programmer


Aline Boufard / Jean Davis - French
María Montpeller - Spanish
Carole Mansour / Farahnaz Rezaei - Arabic
Mehdi Khaniki / Farahnaz Rezaei - Persian
Lan Do - Vietnamese
Pei Wang / Alex Yin - Chinese
Byoung Bae Choi / Hosoon Lee - Korean

Byoung Bae Choi
In loving memory of Byoung Bae Choi

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Online Guide for Newcomers to Prince Edward Island, Canada © by Immigrant & Refugee Services Association of PEI (IRSA) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.

We have made every effort to ensure that the information in this Guide is accurate and up-to-date. If you find of any errors or omissions, please contact us.