News

New Publication – Immigrating to Canada: A Guide for Immigrants and Refugees Living on Prince Edward Island

May 7, 2024

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island – Understanding the immigration process and settling in a new country can be very challenging. To address this need, Community Legal Information’s Justice Avenues program has developed a new publication, Immigrating to Canada: A Guide for Immigrants and Refugees Living on PEI.

This resource answers common questions about Canadian immigration law, criminal law, healthcare, family law, sponsorship, and employment. It offers valuable information, a listing of essential services, and resources to help immigrants and refugees living on Prince Edward Island navigate the complex landscape of immigration and settlement in Canada.

“Moving to a new country is exciting, but it can also pose many challenges. This resource brings together a lot of important information for immigrants and refugees in one guide and multiple languages,” says Ellen Mullally, Executive Director of Community Legal Information.

“We are excited to launch this publication to assist immigrants and refugees in their journey to settling on Prince Edward Island,” says Nicole Li, Justice Avenues Program Manager. “Our goal is to provide practical legal information to help people transition smoothly and adapt successfully to their new life in Canada.”

The publication is available in English, Arabic, French, Punjabi, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, and Vietnamese. It is available for free as a PDF download on the Justice Avenues website and paper copies can be requested by contacting 782-772-0957 or info@justiceavenues.ca.

Justice Avenues offers free legal support to anyone who identifies as a racialized person living on PEI who is dealing with criminal, family, or immigration matters. The program offers:

  • Up to 4 hours of free legal advice from a lawyer
  • Plain language legal information
  • Support navigating the justice system
  • Referrals to other community services

Justice Avenues is a program of Community Legal Information funded by Justice Canada. For more information about the program, email info@justiceavenues.ca, phone/text 782-772-0957, or visit www.justiceavenues.ca.

Community Legal Information is a registered charity that provides free legal information to PEI residents. To find legal information about this and other legal topics, visit www.legalinfopei.ca.

Media contact:
Nicole Li, Justice Avenues Program Manager Community Legal Information
782-772-0957
nicole@legalinfopei.ca