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Learn more about Prince Edward Island (PEI) Canada’s smallest province

Posted on September 28, 2020
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Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island, also commonly referred to as “the Island” by the native population, is the smallest as well as the most densely populated among the 10 Canadian provinces. PEI is located on the east coast of North America.

When considered collectively, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island together form the Maritime Provinces of Canada. With Newfoundland and Labrador also entering the picture, the 4 provinces comprise the Atlantic Provinces. Earlier, the region was known as Acadie or Acadia.

In 1872, Prince Edward Island became the 7th province of Canada.

Approximately around 225 kilometres long, the Island ranges from about 3 to 65 kilometres in width. The Northumberland Strait, towards the south and the west, separate PEI from the mainland provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

A 12.9 kilometres long bridge – the Confederation Bridge – connects PEI to the neighbouring province of New Brunswick. Inaugurated in 1997, the Confederation Bridge is known as the world’s longest bridge over waters that freeze over during the winter.

The fertile red soil of the province as well as its unique geographical location have given Prince Edward Island 2 nicknames – the Million-Acre Farm and the Garden of the Gulf (with reference to the Gulf of St. Lawrence).

Prince Edward Island has 3 counties – Kings, Queens, and Prince. The capital of the island is Charlottetown, named in commemoration of the wife of King George III.

The population in PEI is mostly centred in and around the capital city of Charlottetown as well as in Summerside, the second largest city of the province.

The other main towns of PEI include – Kensington, Alberton, Montague, Georgetown, Tignish, and Souris.

Various federal provincial agreements during the late 20th century have enabled the province to institute certain reforms aimed at facilitating the creation of viable economic enterprises within the province.

PEI’s population is on the increase. New people belonging to diverse nationalities are making their way to the province, bringing along new ideas and expanded possibilities. Such newcomers generally tend to make a significant contribution to the economic and social fabric of the province.

PEI offers the ideal destination for study overseas, work overseas, as well as migrate overseas with family.

Offering unique career opportunities, Prince Edward Island also has a business community especially supportive of entrepreneurs.

Students, from 60+ countries worldwide, come to the province to experience the high-quality first-rate education offered in various higher education institutions across the province.

Higher education programs offered in PEI are specifically designed so that they can effectively meet the demands for a skilled workforce. Many industry-specific programs as well as degrees in a wide range of fields are offered as part of study overseas in PEI.

Various government services and opportunities are provided for helping immigrants and their family members that migrate overseas to PEI to enjoy success at work, play, and school while living in Prince Edward Island.

Once an individual has received their Conformation of Permanent Residence (COPR) from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), they will be required to come to Canada in person, officially landing in the country to become a permanent resident.

Those coming to PEI will be required to physically present themselves to the Office of Immigration in Prince Edward Island within 30 days of landing in Canada.

If you are looking to Work, Study, Invest, Visit, or Migrate to Canada, talk to Y-Axis, the World’s No. 1 Immigration & Visa Company.

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