Apply to Enter PEI as a Student

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During COVID-19, students may come to Prince Edward Island for studies at an eligible accredited school, university or college. An application and approval are required to enter the province.

If you plan to travel to PEI as a student from an international location, you must contact the Canada Border Services Agency before applying. It is your responsibility to learn about any restrictions to enter Canada.

If you are an international or domestic student and live outside of the province, you need pre-travel approval before you begin your travel to Prince Edward Island. When you arrive, you (and anyone with you) must self-isolate for 14 days.

Anytime a student leaves the province they must re-apply to return to PEI and self-isolate for 14 days. You are advised to check with your school before planning any travel out of the province.

You must attach ALL required documents for your application to be reviewed. If you are missing information or need help, contact your school.

Students living in and travelling from within Canada 

If you live in Canada you must complete a pre-travel approval application and include the following documentation:

  • Confirmation of your enrollment from PEI academic institution. The confirmation must indicate that 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 a rent and/or lease agreement, hotel accommodation, residence letter, homestay or private residence.
  • Contact information of a PEI self-isolation support person, address and phone number.
  • If you have confirmed your air travel, include flight itinerary and details to show where your travel begins.  

Students travelling from outside of Canada 

If you are travelling from outside of Canada, you must complete a pre-travel approval application including the following documentation.  

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

NOTE: Parents or guardians may choose to travel with you to PEI from outside of Canada for drop-off; however, they must complete their own pre-travel approval application and self-isolation plan and adhere to all public health measures.

Tips for a successful online form

  1. Any section of the online form marked with * must be completed.
  2. Applications with inaccurate information or that do not include all required attachments will not be reviewed.
  3. Your selections in the online form determine the information you are required to include.
  4. You should resize any file that is larger than 1 MB before you send it (see resizing photos).
  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
    1. Exceptional or Compassionate Grounds, then
    2. Select the type of student that applies to the applicant.
Justice et Sécurité publique

Renseignements généraux

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

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

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

publicsafety@gov.pe.ca

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