Prince Edward Island

Coat of arms of Prince Edward Island
Welcome to Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada’s smallest province located on the east coast of North America. This is the ideal place to study, live, work and raise a family.

 

PEI offers rewarding career opportunities and a business community that is supportive of entrepreneurs. Students come to PEI from more than 60 countries to experience first-rate education. Our higher education programs are meeting the demands for a skilled workforce with industry-specific programs and degrees in diverse fields.

 

PEI’s population is growing. New people are coming to the province, bringing new ideas and possibilities and contributing to our social and economic fabric.

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More about Prince Edward Island


Confederation
July 1, 1873 (8th)
Capital Charlottetown
Largest city Charlottetown
Largest metro Charlottetown
Government
 • Lieutenant Governor Frank Lewis
 • Premier Wade MacLauchlan(Liberal)
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island
Federal representation (in Canadian Parliament)
House seats 4 of 338 (1.2%)
Senate seats 4 of 105 (3.8%)
Area[1]
 • Total 5,660 km2(2,190 sq mi)
 • Land 5,660 km2(2,190 sq mi)
 • Water 0 km2 (0 sq mi)  0%
Area rank Ranked 13th
  0.1% of Canada
Population (2016)
 • Total 142,907 [2]
 • Estimate (2017 Q1) 149,383 [3]
 • Rank Ranked 10th
 • Density 25.2/km2 (65/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Prince Edward Islander, Islander
Official languages English (de facto)
GDP
 • Rank 10th
 • Total (2011) C$5.353 billion[4]
 • Per capita C$36,740 (13th)
Time zone Atlantic: UTC-4
Postal abbr. PE
Postal code prefix C
ISO 3166 code CA-PE
Flower Pink lady’s slipper
Tree Red oak
Bird Blue jay
Website www.princeedwardisland.ca