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November 23, 2011
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Newcomers Guide now available in Mandarin

Innovation and Advanced Learning

The Prince Edward Island Newcomers Guide will now be available in Mandarin, says Innovation and Advanced Learning Minister Allen Roach.

“This guide is a terrific resource to newcomers and provides a lot of great advice for new Islanders on how to make their lives and settle in Prince Edward Island,” said Minister Roach. “Immigrants from China are Prince Edward Island’s single largest newcomer group and we’re pleased to offer them this helpful guide in their native tongue.”

The guide offers helpful information on a variety of subjects related to settling in Prince Edward Island, such as how to buy or rent a home, get a driver’s licence or enroll children in the school system.

“Newcomers to Prince Edward Island add a lot to the cultural and economic life of the province and we are already able to see the contributions that new Islanders from China are making in communities across this province,” said Minister Roach. “The Newcomers Guide will be a great resource to help Mandarin-speaking Islanders building new lives in our province.”

The information in the guide was developed through consultation with a variety of groups representing new Islanders, and contains information that is useful for both international immigrants and Canadian newcomers from other provinces. The guide is now available in English, French and Mandarin.

The guide is available electronically or for order in hard copy at the Population Secretariat website at, or through the Association for Newcomers at (902) 628-6009.

Media Contact: Ron Ryder
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