Recent Settlers to Prince Edward Island
A 2009 study investigated the Host Program and Immigrant Retention on Prince Edward Island. The study was supported by the Atlantic Metropolis Centre, and benefitted from the full cooperation and partnership of the PEI Association of Newcomers to Canada. The study report was co-authored with Lisa Chilton (Department of History, UPEI) and student research assistants Shine Ji-Youn Chung and Benjamin Mathiang. For a PDF of the 51-page full report (with annexes), and published in November 2009, click here.
PDF Copies of (1) the Host Info Letter and Letter of consent, (2) the Phase 1 Questionnaire, and (3) the Phase 2 Questionnaire are available. Also available here are two short reports about the research experience, by student assistants Shine-Ji Youn-Chung and Benjamin Mathiang.
A Powerpoint Slide Presentation (450KB), delivered during the Focus Group Meeting held on October 8, 2009, is also downloadable (click here).
A study, completed in August 2008 with the assistance of graduate research student Crystal MacAndrew Fall, and photographer Alanna Jankov, profiles 60 immigrant entrepreneurs on Prince Edward Island.
The study report, Immigrant Entrepreneurs on Prince Edward Island, available as a 40-page, full-colour hard copy or PDF, was completed for the Population Secretariat of the PEI Provincial Government. An official launch, presided by PEI Innovation Minister Allan Campbell, was held on July 9 2009. Click here for an electronic copy of the document.
A 2007 study supported by Health Canada through IEHP Atlantic Connection, looks at the Challenges faced by Internationally Educated Health Professionals (IEHPs) on Prince Edward Island. The study was undertaken in parallel to similar ones in the other three Atlantic provinces.The report, co-authored by Dr Baldacchino with Michelle Hood (PEI-ANC), was published in February 2008.
To read or download a copy of the summary of the survey’s findings (7 pages) in English, click here.
To read or download a copy of the full report (69 pages) in English, click here.
To view a 16-slide Powerpoint presentation, based on the report findings (prepared in 2008), click here.
For a complimentary Powerpoint presentation about the IEHP Program administered by the PEI Association of Newcomers to Canada, prepared by Melanie Bailey, click here.
A survey of Recent Immigrants to Prince Edward Island was undertaken in 2005. The study solicited stories and voices of immigrants about the reasons for coming to, and staying on, PEI. The study was kindly supported by the Population Secretariat of the PEI Provincial Government. A full report was published in February 2006.
To read or download a summary of the survey and its findings (4 pages) in English, click here.
To read or download the full report (85 pages) in English, click here.
To read or download the information letter, consent form and questionnaire (9 pages) in English, click here.
Pour lire le sommaire en version française (5 pages), cliquez ici.
Two further documents, based on the same study, commissioned by the PEI Population Secretariat, were made available as of February 2007. One is a Compendium of Suggestions for Improvement by Recent Settlers to PEI. For a copy, click here. The other is a compendium of Testimonials by Recent Settlers about what they like about Prince Edward Island. For a copy, click here.