Guide for Migrant Workers: Living and Working in Prince Edward Island

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This guide is for people in the low skilled streams of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) in Prince Edward Island (PEI). Regulations differ for other programs, such as the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program (SAWP), as well as the Caregiver, and Agricultural streams of the TFWP.

It explains the laws, but it is not legal advice. Also, this guide is applicable only for PEI. Laws and regulations will differ between provinces. We recommend that you also pursue further information and assistance beyond what is covered in this document. You can do this by contacting the organizations listed in the resource section of the document.

This guide is available in English, Spanish and Chinese (Simplified).


Temporary Foreign Workers Program (TFWP)


Cooper Institute thanks the individuals and institutions that provided information for the production of this document. This Guide was made possible through the generous support of the Law Foundation of Prince Edward Island and the Government of Canada's Emergency Support Fund, and Community Foundations of Canada.

Special credit is due to the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) whose comprehensive migrant worker guides have served as inspiration for this one.

This is an updated version of our 2016 Guide for Migrant Workers and covers some of the key issues that affect migrant workers in PEI as of July 2020.