COVID-19: Information for Newcomers to Canada

Please follow the official recommendations


PEIANC offices are now closed and employees are working from home helping newcomers as best as they can while ensuring everyone's health and safety.

Last updated: 2020-04-01

Important Information Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic

It is very important that everyone follows the recommendations and instructions issued by the authorities. The measures they put in place and continue to implement and expand as the situation evolves are there for everyone's safety. More information >>

Social Distancing

Together, we can slow the spread of COVID-19 by making a conscious effort to keep a physical distance between each other. Social distancing is proven to be one of the most effective ways to reduce the spread of illness during an outbreak. With patience and cooperation, we can all do our part. More information >>


People with COVID-19 do not always recognize their early symptoms. Even if you do not have symptoms, you need to self-isolate if, in the last 14 days, you travelled outside of Prince Edward Island OR had close contact with someone who has travelled outside of Prince Edward Island or is suspected to have COVID-19. More information >>

PEIANC Services During COVID-19 Crisis

PEIANC settlement workers and counsellors continue supporting newcomers using all means possible while ensuring everyone's health and safety.

If you are a registered PEIANC client and our staff already assisted you before, you can find your settlement worker or counsellor in the staff directory. If you are a newcomer in PEI and are not yet registered with PEIANC, please indicate that in your communication and you will be directed to an intake worker.

PEIANC Events and Activities

All scheduled programming and events have been cancelled or postponed until further notice.

Please contact us if you need more information or additional support.

More Information


COVID-19: Government of Prince Edward Island Official Information

COVID-19: Government of Canada Official Information

Social Distancing


PEI Government: Social Distancing Information

Government of Canada: Social distancing infographic (published March 18, 2020):



PEI Government: COVID-19 Self-Isolation

COVID-19 self-isolation door sign (doorknocker)
Prince Edward Island Self-Isolation Public Health Order

COVID-19 - World Information


World Health Organization (WHO): COVID-19 Pandemic
WHO: Situation Reports
WHO: COVID-19 Myths and Facts

COVID-19 - World Data