Apply to Enter PEI as a Student

As part of the Renew PEI, Together plan, students may come to Prince Edward Island to complete their studies at eligible accredited academic institutions.

NOTE: For international travel approval into Canada, consult the Canadian Border Services Agency before submitting this application.

All international and domestic students living outside of the Atlantic Canada bubble require pre-travel approval before beginning their travels to Prince Edward Island. Upon arriving, students and anyone accompanying them are required to self-isolate for 14 days.

In order for your application to be considered, you must ensure that you have all required documents before proceeding to the application form. If you are missing information or need assistance, contact your school for guidance. 

Students who live in Atlantic Canada

  • Complete the PEI Self-Declaration Form.
  • Students and those accompanying them are not required to self-isolate as part of the Atlantic Canada Bubble guidelines.

Students living in and travelling from within Canada 

Students currently in Canada but outside of the Atlantic Canada provinces (PEI, Newfoundland, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia) must complete a pre-travel approval with the following documentation:

  • Confirmation of enrollment to attend from PEI academic institution. The confirmation must indicate you are required to be in PEI for classes for the upcoming semester.
  • Proof of your accommodation location for the required 14-day self-isolation period. Options include rent and/or lease agreement, hotel accommodation, residence letter or homestay/private residence.
  • Contact information of a PEI self-isolation support person, address and phone number.
  • If travelling by air and travel arrangements have been made include flight details and itinerary, which shows where travel begins. 

Students travelling from outside of Canada 

Students travelling from outside of Canada must complete a pre-travel approval with the following documentation.  

  • Confirmation of enrollment to attend from PEI academic institution. The confirmation must indicate you are required to be in PEI for classes for the upcoming semester.
  • Proof of your accommodation from your academic institution confirming your location for the required 14-day self-isolation period. 

NOTE: Parents can travel to PEI with a student for drop-off; however, parents do require their own pre-travel approval,  must self-isolate and adhere to all public health measures.

Tips for a successful online submission

  1. Any section of the online form marked with * is a required field and must be completed.
  2. Applications with inaccurate information or incomplete documentation will not be processed.
  3. Application requirements vary based on your selections.
  4. It may take additional time to upload a file.
  5. Resize files larger than 1 MB before uploading (see resizing photos for online applications).
  6. Keep a record of your Submission ID (example: 34123).
  7. In the Reason for Entry section of the online form, select Exceptional or Compassionate Grounds, then select the type of student that applies to the applicant.
Justice and Public Safety

General Inquiries

Public Safety Division
PO Box 911
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7L9

PEI Border Entry Inquires 
Phone: 902-368-5025 
Email: publicsafety@gov.pe.ca

General Inquiries:
Phone: 902-894-0385
Toll-free: 1-877-894-0385
Fax: 902-368-6362

publicsafety@gov.pe.ca

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