Study & Stay PEI Program

Student applications for the 2022-2023 cohort open on Monday, August 8, 2022!

The Study & Stay PEI Program is funded by the province of Prince Edward Island and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.

The goal of Study & Stay PEI is to support a group of international students in their final semester/year of study at a PEI post-secondary institution to live, work, and stay in Prince Edward Island post-graduation. The program provides student participants with the essential skills, resources, and support needed as they transition from ‘student’ to ‘professional’ in their final semester/year of study. The Study & Stay PEI program will run from September 2022 to June 2023.

The program is free to selected students.

The program focuses on:

  • Cultural and social adaptation
  • Professional communication
  • Career and labour market support
  • Networking and professional connections
  • Access to immigration resources and support and
  • Mentorship opportunities

Eligibility and Requirements

Applicants MUST be beginning their final semester/year of study in September, 2022 and expect to graduate in Spring or Summer of 2023. Applicants must be a current international student enrolled in a post secondary institution listed below:

✔️University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI)

✔️Holland College

✔️Collège de I’île

Before you apply:

Please review eligibility, above, and review the mandatory criteria below:

✔️Applicants need to complete an online Google Form application HERE.

✔️Applicants will be asked to include a 500-word essay of intent detailing their skills, experience, and motivation on the application form. Students must show how they plan to contribute to the PEI community post-graduation.

✔️Applicants must have a LinkedIn profile and will be asked to provide the link to their LinkedIn profile when applying.

✔️Selected applicants must be eligible for a one, two, or three year Post Graduate Work Permit upon their time of graduation.

Application deadline is 11:59 pm on Friday, September 2nd, 2022 in the Atlantic Daylight Time (ADT) timezone.

The selection committee will review all applications.

Selected applicants will be notified their status in the program on or before Friday, September 16.

For more information on the Study & Stay PEI program or on other education and training opportunities in Prince Edward Island, Canada, please contact:

studyandstaypei@upei.ca | (902) 566-6083

Abby Goodwin, Study & Stay PEI Program Coordinator

Cecia Huang, Study & Stay PEI Program Assistant


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