Services now available at home for newcomers and residents of Prince Edward Island
August 8, 2019 – Charlottetown – Newcomers and residents of Prince Edward Island (PEI) now have access to immigration services at home, in Charlottetown, with the official reopening of the office today.
Over the last few years, the Atlantic Growth Strategy and the Atlantic Immigration Pilot have helped PEI attract more immigrants and new Canadians. Providing these newcomers with access to the services they need will help them succeed in Canada.
Residents of PEI no longer have to travel outside the province to get these services, saving them both time and money.
The reopening of the Charlottetown office is being marked with a citizenship ceremony, where 30 permanent residents from 11 countries are becoming new Canadian citizens. Judge Joan Mahoney is presiding over the ceremony.
The Charlottetown office is offering services such as citizenship tests, interviews and ceremonies; immigration interviews; permanent resident landings; and permanent resident card distribution.
The Charlottetown office is also working with local settlement service provider organizations and managing refugee claims.
Providing an excellent client experience ensures that Canada will continue to remain globally competitive in attracting visitors, students, skilled workers and new Canadians, who directly contribute to the country’s overall economic, cultural and social prosperity.