About the Prince Edward Island International Student Program (PEIISP)

Download the PEIISP booklet (1,930KB) to learn more about studying on Prince Edward Island.

The Prince Edward Island International Student Program (PEIISP) was created to deliver K-12 public education opportunities to the global community through the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning. International students who reside outside of Canada may apply to attend one of our 62 public schools in Prince Edward Island. Our public schools are among a network of Canadian educational institutions who welcome international students to study and experience our Island way of life. Enjoy the peace of mind, knowing students will receive a world-class education in a safe place. High school students can choose from a variety of subjects within the Prince Edward Island program including Arts, Business Education, Career Education, Career and Technical Education, Communication and Information Technology, Core French, Culinary, English as an Additional Language, Language Arts, Mathematics, Physical Education, Science, Social Studies.

About us

We provide public education opportunities to students from around the world. The PEIISP believes in fully integrating students into public school life; this supports PEIISP participants to have a truly Canadian academic and cultural experience. Our schools offer a wide range of programs provided by dedicated and caring staff.

Our staff will receive and review your application to the PEIISP and answer your questions along the way.

Homestay on Prince Edward Island

An important part of participation in the PEIISP is the homestay experience. The best way to improve your English and experience Canadian culture is to become a member of a local family. International students who need accommodations in Prince Edward Island can find additional information by clicking on the following site.

Learn more about accommodation options/custodian requirements

Next Steps

  1. Apply to the Prince Edward Island International Student Program and pay application fee.
  2. If accepted, within three weeks, you will receive a Conditional Letter of Acceptance or Letter of Refusal.
  3. Follow the admissions process.
  4. Confirm your homestay arrangements.
  5. Arrange for travel to PEI to arrive at least one week before your first day of school.
  6. Contact the PEIISP to book an appointment for an intake meeting and English language proficiency assessment.

Visit Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

Who can I contact for more information?

Prince Edward Island International Student Program

85 Fitzroy Street, Suite 203
Charlottetown, PE C1A 1R6
Telephone: 902-620-3739
Office Location: EAL/FAL Reception Center

Published date: 
September 10, 2019
Education and Lifelong Learning

General Inquiries

Department of Education and Lifelong Learning
Holman Centre
Suite 101, 250 Water Street
Summerside, PE C1N 1B6

Phone: 902-438-4130
Fax: 902-438-4062