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Opportunities PEI Bed and Breakfast Prince Edward Island is a wonderful place to do business. The business environment is competitive, there is access to a skilled labour force, and the province has state-of-the-art infrastructure already in place.

Small and medium sized businesses are critical to the Prince Edward Island's economy. In fact, 97.4% of Prince Edward Island's businesses are considered small or medium-sized.

Innovation PEI is committed to fostering strategic partnerships with industry, academia and other government agencies to develop a more prosperous and vibrant economy that is able to adapt to a changing world. Programs, Services and Publications including New Business Checklist and Getting into Business in PEI from Innovation PEI.

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency works to create opportunities for economic growth in Atlantic Canada by helping businesses become more competitive, innovative and productive, by working with diverse communities to develop and diversify local economies, and by championing the strengths of Atlantic Canada.

Many business owners in Prince Edward Island join their local chamber of commerce. The largest chamber of commerce in Prince Edward Island is the Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce (GCACC) The GCACC supports businesses and professionals through programs and services including the PEI Connector Program and professional development events.

Guide to Starting a Business from PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada provides information on how to establish a business in Prince Edward Island.

Finance PEI is the lead financing and strategic infrastructure group for the Province of Prince Edward Island.

Skills PEI

Opportunities PEI

Government of Prince Edward Island Business resources

Canada Business Network

Canadian Youth Business Foundation


Rural Action Centres

Success Stories in the food and bioscience industries.

Provincial Nominee Program: Business Category
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