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Starting a Business

Prince Edward Island (PEI) 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.

Opportunties PEI Bed and Breakfast Small and medium sized businesses are critical to the Prince Edward Island's economy. In fact, 97.4% of PEI'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.

Finance PEI is the lead financing and strategic infrastructure division for PEI.

Other Agencies and Organizations

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) 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 PEI join their local chamber of commerce. The largest chamber of commerce in PEI 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 (PEIANC) provides information on how to establish a business in PEI.

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