Learning LanguageOnce you decide to move to Canada, you should start learning how to speak one of Canada’s official languages, English or French, to simplify the process of settling into your new home. There are French-speaking communities in Prince Edward Island, but the majority of people in the province speak English. Depending on the immigration 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 (PEIANC) can provide information on English language training and assess your language skills. La Coopérative d'intégration francophone de l'Î.-P.-É.(CIF) can provide information on French language training. IELTS, International English Language Testing System, is also available periodically in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.
Newcomers can choose to pay for language training.
The Prince Edward Island Public Library Service, with the support of the Department of Innovation and Advanced Learning, provides informal language assistance for English as an additional language (EAL) learners through volunteer tutors, conversation circles, and resources such as TumbleBooks and online resources.
English Canada is now offering International English Language Testing System (IELTS) testing in Prince Edward Island periodically.
Guide to Language Training