There are two official languages in Canada: English and French. Studying and improving your language abilities will be beneficial to help you settle in Prince Edward Island.
In PEI, English remains the primary language spoken. While not officially a bilingual province, PEI is home to a vibrant Acadian and Francophone community. Knowledge of both languages is an asset when looking for employment in PEI.
Depending on the program through which you are immigrating to Canada, there may be minimum language requirements that you will need to meet. There are different programs through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and the PEI Office of Immigration that allow you to immigrate to Canada permanently.
Community Supports for Language Training
The PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada (PEIANC) can provide information on English language training and assess your language skills.
La Coopérative d'intégration francophone de l'Î.-P.-É.can provide information on French language training and can assess your language skills.
The Community Connections Program is a partnership between PEIANC and the Confederation Centre Public Library. Volunteer tutors from the local community are matched with newcomers who wish to learn English with the help of a tutor.
Institutions offering language training
- University of Prince Edward Island offers summer language programs and the English Academic Preparation program
- Holland College
- Université Sainte-Anne
- Study Abroad Canada
- Collège de l'Île
- Various Private Training Schools offer language training