Prince Edward Island

About PEI

As a compact urban core in a cradle of rural lands and the sea, PEI offers both convenience and serenity. You can feel as connected, or disconnected to the rest of the world as you wish.

Enjoying all the things that Prince Edward Island offers is as easy as stepping outside the door. From exploring the diverse landscapes to visiting the home Lucy Maud Montgomery made famous in telling the stories of Anne of Green Gables there is no shortage of interesting things to do.

Prince Edward Island is not just about lobster and potatoes; our business environment provides many opportunities for investment and success. Expanding or relocating in Prince Edward Island can be done quickly and we can have you up and running much more rapidly than most North American jurisdictions. Access to decision and policy makers is not possible in larger centres and because of our small size, our partnerships with postsecondary institutions allow businesses to customize programs to meet their skills training needs.

All levels of government work together seamlessly, making immigration and investment a viable option.

Leard more about PEI below

  • Climate

    In November and December temperatures are normally from 5°C to −5°C. From December to April P.E.I. has many storms and blizzards. Once the ice has melted, the temperatures rise until spring begins, in late April or early May. In May most of the precipitation is a continuous drizzle. The summer is mild and humid in July and August with temperatures 15° to 20°C, and sometimes reaching 30°C.

  • Economy

    Many of the province's coastal communities rely upon shellfish harvesting, particularly lobster fishing as well as oyster fishing and mussel farming.

    The provincial government provides consumer protection in the form of regulation for certain items, ranging from apartment rent increases to petroleum products including gas, diesel, propane and heating oil. These are all regulated through the Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission (IRAC).IRAC is authorised to limit the number of companies who are permitted to sell petroleum products.