Language TrainingThere are two official languages in Canada: English and French. By studying and improving your language ability it will be beneficial in helping you successfully settle in Prince Edward Island.
There are French speaking communities in Prince Edward Island; however, the majority of residents in the province speak English. Depending on the program that you are immigrating to Canada through, there may be minimum language requirements which you will need to meet.
PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada can provide information on English language training and assess your language skills. For more information review ANC’s English Language Training Guide.
The ANC also has a Community Connections Program in partnership with the Confederation Centre Public Library where volunteer tutors from the local community are matched with newcomers who wish to learn English with the help of a tutor.
La Coopérative d'intégration francophone de l'Î.-P.-É.(CIF) can provide information on French language training and assess your language skills.
Institutions Offering Language Training
- The University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) offers summer language programs and the English Academic Preparation program.
- Holland College
- Université Sainte-Anne
- Study Abroad Canada
- Various Private Training Schools offer language training
- Collège Acadie Î.-P.-É.
The Canadian Language Benchmark Placement Test (CLBPT) is the official English language test and measures your skills in four areas: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. CLBPT is required in order to enroll in an English training program.
- PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada (PEIANC) can assess your English language skills.
- La Coopérative d'intégration francophone de l'Î.-P.-É.(CIF) can assess your French language skills.
- English Canada is now offering International English Language Testing System (IELTS) testing in Prince Edward Island periodically.