PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada

AKA: PEIANC

Atlantic Immigrant Career Loan Fund

Newcomers to Canada who are educated or licensed internationally in a profession can apply for a microloan to assist with the cost associated with having their international education/credentials recognized so that they can work in that field or related field, in PEI, and enhance their skills and ed...
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Canada Connects Program

Newcomers are paired with an individual who is an established resident in the community so they can spend time together. Volunteers and clients may be single, couples or families. Matches are made based on similar interests, location and other factors. The program helps newcomers:
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Citizenship Test Preparation Classes

People preparing for the citizenship test attend four classes to cover material in the Discover Canada citizenship booklet produced by the Government of Canada. Sample tests, study aids and other resources are also included during the classes. The course is generally held at PEIANC's main office in ...
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EAL Volunteer Tutoring Program

Volunteers help adult newcomers practice English.
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Employment Assistance Service

Employment counsellors help newcomers to Canada prepare for job searching in PEI by sharing information about the Canadian job market and opportunities, identifying educational options, and explaining how to become licensed in a specific profession. Includes:
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Employment Programs and Workshops

Workshops are offered to newcomers on topics about employment and job seeking. Includes:
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Ethno-Cultural Organizations in PEI - Online Directory

Provides an online directory with contact information for a wide variety of ethno-cultural organizations in PEI. The contact information included in the directory is considered reliable but is not guaranteed.
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Family Counselling Services

A counsellor works with families, children, and youth to help newcomers deal with challenges of adapting to life in Canada. The counsellor can help with pre-existing or new concerns and help with problem solving and working towards goals and personal skills. 
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Family Orientation and School Enrollment Services

Youth Settlement Services staff help new immigrant families with school-aged children to figure out children's needs and requirements for school-related matters. Includes:
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Holiday Host Program

Connects newcomers to Canada with well-settled Canadians to enjoy the festive season by sharing a meal, seasonal activity or party invitation together. Typically individuals and their hosts get together either around Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year's.
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Intake and Referral Services

Intake Workers help newcomers by determining eligibility for services, conducting a needs assessment and developing a settlement plan for each eligible client. When possible, family members are registered together at the same appointment. Services include:
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Newcomer Settlement Services

Settlement Workers help new immigrants to Canada though orientation, translation, interpretation, referrals to community resources, para-professional counseling, and general information. Specific areas of assistance may include but are not limited to:
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Newcomer Women's Group

Provides an opportunity for immigrant women to be social, make friends, practice language skills, and learn more about Canadian culture and other cultures. Group is hosted by female PEIANC staff and volunteers and activities are held from once per month (summer) to one or more times per week during ...
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Online Guide for Newcomers to Canada

Provides information for adult and youth newcomers to Canada on various topics including:
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Parenting in a New Country

Provides support and education to newcomers about parenting in Canada. Organized parenting groups and workshops are offered to cover topics such as:
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Youth Programs

Provides school-aged programs for newcomer children and youth. Examples of programs offered include:
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Youth Sport Assistance Program

Helps low-income clients apply for external funding to allow children and youth to participate in sports programs in PEI. Also offers a program to loan equipment needed for some organized sports.
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