Prince Edward Island Marks Its Reopening Of Immigration Services Office

The Prince Edward Island province is celebrating its reopening of immigration services office with a citizenship ceremony today. Ahmed Hussein, Immigration Minister, was on ground to mark the occasion in Charlottetown. New immigrants and residents of Prince Edward Island (PEI) now have access to the services office at home, in Charlottetown.

The opening of the Charlottetown office, Prince Edward Island, is seeing Thirty (30) permanent residents from Eleven (11) different countries become Canadian citizens, a Canadian government media outfit report says.

Over the last three years, the number of new immigrants to PEI has increased significantly. The Atlantic Immigration Pilot and the Atlantic Growth Strategy have helped PEI to attract more immigrants to the country. Close to 400 PEI residents have become Canadian citizens in the last two (2) years.

The new immigration office is now offering services such as immigration interviews, citizenship tests, and ceremonies; permanent resident landings; and permanent resident card distribution.

New Canadians are an intergral part of our community, bringing with them both social and economic benefits,” said Sean Casey, a Parliament member for Charlottetown, “The reopening of the immigration office in Charlottetown means that people of PEI now have access to important support and services they require to become citizens closer to home.”

In addition, the Charlottetown services office is also working with local settlement service provider body and managing refugee claims.

Providing a wonderful client experience ensures that Canada will continue to remain universally competitive in attracting skilled workers, visitors, students, and new Canadians, who directly or indirectly contribute to the country’s overall socio-cultural and economic prosperity.

Quick facts About PEI- New Immigration Services Office

Over the past three (3) years, Prince Edward Island has seen the number of newcomers almost double. As well, nearly 400 residents have become new citizens in the past two (2) years.

In the Atlantic provinces, IRCC also has immigration offices in Fredericton, New Brunswick; Halifax, Nova Scotia; and St. John’s, Newfoundland.

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot is a route to obtaining Canadian permanent residence for foreign skilled workers and international graduates who wish to live and work in one of Canada’s Four (4) Atlantic Provinces (of which Prince Edward Island is a part)

This is an employer-driven pilot program created to help employers in Atlantic Canada get eligible candidates for jobs they are unable to fill locally.

To immigrate to Atlantic Canada through this pilot program, you must be a recent graduate of a designated publicly funded higher institution in PEI or a skilled worker who meets the program criteria. You can be living outside Canada or already be in Canada temporarily. You must, however, receive an employment offer from a designated Canadian employer in PEI to participate in the pilot program.

If you receive an employment offer from an employer in Canada: ask for a copy of the employer’s Confirmation of Designation, or inform them about the Atlantic Immigration Pilot and ask your prospective employer to consider becoming designated, if they are not already.

Canada is now made up of people from more than Two hundred (200) ethnic groups, with Thirteen (13) of these groups having Canadian populations of more than One million. Over the last ten (10) years, about 1.7 million people have become Canadian citizens.