Support and Services for International Students

Settlement workers at Immigrant & Refugee Services Association PEI (IRSA) provide services to international students to meet their individual settlement needs.

Some of the services provided to international students are:

  • Registration with IRSA and initial needs assessment
  • Assistance with obtaining an English tutor
  • Information on online practice materials for the English language, as well as referral for language assessments, and information on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
  • Assistance with applying for a provincial health card, a Social Insurance Number, and a family physician by registering on the physician registry
  • Information on volunteer tax clinics and Canada Revenue (CCB, GST/HST returns, income tax) as applicable
  • Assistance with translation services for driver's licenses and other documents
  • Information on the process to change conditions or extend an immigration visa as a worker, a student or a visitor, including Post Graduate Work Permit via information and instruction from the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website
  • Referrals to other IRSA programs such as Employment Assistance Services, Youth Settlement Services, Community Connections Program
Guide for Newcomers: Adult Education

Program Team

Erin Mahar

Erin Mahar
Manager, Settlement Services

(902) 628-6009 ext. 203

Alex Yin

Alex Yin
Settlement Worker

(902) 628-6009 ext. 228

Belinda Woods

Belinda Woods
Settlement Worker

902-439-4720

Kaylea Mcdonald

Kaylea Mcdonald
Settlement Worker

(902) 628-6009 ext. 241

Lucy Zhang

Lucy Zhang
Settlement Worker

(902) 628-6009 ext. 212

Samia Alkhouri

Samia Alkhouri
Settlement Worker

(902) 628-6009 ext. 221

Sameh Elgharib

Sameh Elgharib
Settlement Worker

(902) 628-6009 ext. 237

Sara Peters

Sara Peters
Settlement Worker

(902) 628-6009 ext. 233

Steve Lai

Steve Lai
Settlement Worker

(902) 628-6009 ext. 227

Suzan Ahmar Dakneh

Suzan Ahmar Dakneh
Settlement Worker

(902) 628-6009 ext. 204

Tasha Corrigan

Tasha Corrigan
Settlement Worker

(902) 628-6009 ext. 251

Verity Kislingbury

Verity Kislingbury
Settlement Worker

(902) 628-6009 ext. 225

Kaylea Mcdonald

Kaylea Mcdonald
Settlement Worker

(902) 628-6009 ext. 241

Lucy Zhang

Lucy Zhang
Settlement Worker

(902) 628-6009 ext. 212

Samia Alkhouri

Samia Alkhouri
Settlement Worker

(902) 628-6009 ext. 221

Sameh Elgharib

Sameh Elgharib
Settlement Worker

(902) 628-6009 ext. 237

Sara Peters

Sara Peters
Settlement Worker

(902) 628-6009 ext. 233

Steve Lai

Steve Lai
Settlement Worker

(902) 628-6009 ext. 227

Suzan Ahmar Dakneh

Suzan Ahmar Dakneh
Settlement Worker

(902) 628-6009 ext. 204

Tasha Corrigan

Tasha Corrigan
Settlement Worker

(902) 628-6009 ext. 251

Verity Kislingbury

Verity Kislingbury
Settlement Worker

(902) 628-6009 ext. 225