Canada's smallest province has some substantial opportunities in higher education, particularly in trades and science. The only thing missing is you.
Prince Edward Island (PEI) is located in the Maritimes region of Eastern Canada, known for its beautiful coastline and easy-going lifestyle. Around half the island's population lives in the provincial capital, Charlottetown, which is also home to the only university in the province.
The number of international students in PEI tripled over the period 2005–2015.
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International Student Population
851 (2014 figures)
Main Study Destination
Studying in PEI: The Advantages
Lower tuition rates
The University of Prince Edward Island has one of the lowest tuition rates across Canada, and the lowest in the Maritimes.
Mobility between institutions
The University of Prince Edward Island adheres to the Pan-Canadian Protocol on the Transferability of University Credits, which states that all course work completed by transfer students during the first two years of university study in Canada (including the final year of studies in Quebec leading to a diploma of college studies and the university transfer courses offered by community colleges and university colleges in British Columbia and Alberta) will be recognized and fully credited for the purposes of granting a degree.
Incredible natural beauty
Rolling hills, woods, sand beaches, ocean coves and the famous red soil have justifiably given Prince Edward Island a reputation as a province of outstanding natural beauty.
Immigrate After Studying in PEI
Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program
Through the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP), international students who graduate from a designated institution in PEI make obtain Canadian permanent resident status. The PEI PNP Labour Market Category has an employer-driven International Graduate Stream that provides opportunities for Prince Edward Island employers to hire a recent graduate from a recognized accredited Prince Edward Island university or college.
Atlantic International Graduate Program
The Atlantic International Graduate Program (AIGP) allows international graduates of eligible educational institutions in Atlantic Canada to submit an application for permanent residence without first having to obtain work experience. The AIGP is part of the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP), a new Canadian immigration venture for 2017 and beyond.
Candidates for immigration to Canada through the federal Express Entry immigration selection system who have completed their education at a school in PEI may be awarded a significant number of points on account of their high level of education. Moreover, international graduates of Canadian educational institutions may have obtained important Canadian work experience, another highly valued factor under the Express Entry system.
Destination Schools in PEI
These institutions are featured due to their size, proximity to urban centres, and tradition for enrolling international students into their student bodies. Learn more about each school by clicking their titles below, which will take you to the relevant page on School Search.
UPEI, the sole university on Prince Edward Island, has a comprehensive approach to undergraduate education. Graduate programs are also well-developed and funded. UPEI is also becoming increasingly well-known for many successful efforts at internationalization.
Signature programs: Education, Nutritional Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, Computer Science
Holland College is renowned for its excellence in trades professions, with in internationally renowned culinary program marine training Institute. Both bring the school considerable acclaim and attract people both domestically and internationally.
Signature programs: The Culinary Institute of Canada, Marine Training Centre, Applied Sciences and Engineering Technology, Business, School of Performing Arts