Are You Ready to Work in PEIPreparation prior to your relocation can significantly improve your arrival experience and help make your work search a success.
To be eligible to work in Canada you must be either a permanent resident or a valid work permit holder.
A work permit is required for people wanting to work in Canada who are neither Canadian citizens nor permanent residents of Canada.
Canada is a bilingual country, with the two official languages being English and French. While Prince Edward Island is not officially a bilingual province, it is home to Acadian francophone communities. Knowledge of both languages is an asset when looking for employment in Prince Edward Island; however, English remains the primary language spoken in the province.
Most employers in Prince Edward Island require employees to have a strong knowledge of the English or French language. The PEI Provincial Nominee Program requires you to have a specific level of English or French skills.
The PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada delivers programs and services that may help you find employment and succeed in Prince Edward Island. They can also help you access programs that will improve your English.
- Job Bank in Canada outlines steps you can take before you arrive in Canada to make your transition easier.
- Planning to work in Canada? An essential workbook for newcomers will help you gather information about living and working in Canada.
- Resource Guide: " Welcoming Internationally Educated Teachers to PEI from the Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture