Full Student Guide

Things To do First when you arrive at PEI


SIN number

Get Your SIN number

The Social Insurance Number (SIN) is a unique nine-digit number issued to a single person. If you are a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or a temporary resident, you need a Social Insurance Number (SIN) to work in Canada or to receive benefits and services from government programs.

Learn more about SIN number

Where to get my Social Insurance Number?

Get you Social insurance Niumber(SIN number) from Service Canada Centre

University/College ID

Get Your University/College ID

Campus Card is the University’s official photo ID card and provides the University community with a high-quality, user-friendly system that allows convenient and efficient access to many services.

Where do I get my UPEI Campus Card?

The production and distribution of the UPEI Campus Card takes place at the Chi-Wan
Young Sports Centre during regular business hours (http://www.upei.ca/athletics/hours)
and the Registrar’s Office in the Kelley Building, Monday to Friday from 9:00 am until
4:30 pm.

Learn more

SIM Card

Buy Your SIM Card and get a phone number

You need a reliable phone number for almost all of your important registration. Make sure to take advantage of student plans. 

List Of Phone provider to choose from:
  • Telus Mobility
  • Virgin Mobile
  • Rogers
  • Bell Canada
  • Koodo
  • fido
  • lucky
  • Public

PEI Health Card

Apply for PEI Health Card

You will be asked for your PEI Health Card each time you visit a medical office or undergo medical testing or treatment at a publicly funded health facility in Prince Edward Island. If you do not have a valid PEI Health Card you will be billed for hospital and physician services.

Learn more about PEI Health Card



Bank Account

Open a Student Bank Account

You definitely need a bank account to process your transactions and pay for your tuition. Make sure to check each bank student account options and take advantage of their registration benefits.



List Of Banks to choose from:


2.RBC Royal Bank

3.BMO Bank of Montreal

4.TD Canada Trust

5.CIBC Bank


Buy Your SIM Card and get a phone number

Get to know the transportation. Find the best routs to where you are going . Eficient planning can save you tons of time and energy. It is free for University/College student as it is included in your tuition. You just need to show your university/college ID.

What are the Schedules?
Which Areas deos it cover?
Download the app for the most convenient use

Looking for a place to stay ?


UPEI Residence

Living in residence means getting involved, making new friends, participating in exciting residence events, and having lots of fun. Become a member of Hall Council or a Residence Life Advisor. We have various residence options; and, whichever you choose, you’ll be at home with your friends. Because residence students tend to immerse themselves in campus life, they are more likely to achieve academic success by taking advantage of readily accessible support services such as free tutoring for first-year students, and time management and study skills workshops.

Residence Services Office


UPEI Residence Page

UPEI Residence Life Handbook

Holland College Residence

If you want to live in one of the Prince of Wales Campus residences located in Charlottetown, apply for a room at the same time as you apply for a program.

You cannot be offered a residence room before you have been accepted into a program, and rooms are in high demand, so apply as soon as possible.

Complete this online Residence Application Form or download the form and print it. There is an application fee of $25, so you will need a valid Visa or MasterCard if you apply online.

You may request a specific roommate on your residence application, and the request must be mutual. Please contact the Residence Office with any roommate requests or changes.

Holland College Page



List of places to look for Housing

Make sure to check out all the available options for the best match!

UPEI of-campus service

Begin your housing search

Please see our rental listings page at https://offcampushousing4.wixsite.com/my-site-3

In the meantime please refer to the below sites for housing options. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Tyson at offcampushousing@upei.ca or call 902-894-2850

If you’re looking for accommodation with UPEI Residence Services, visit the Residence Services website.

Read more on UPEI website

PEI Apartment Rentals Facebook Group
Mitula PEI Apartments
Roger Birt properties
Bevan Enterprises properties
CAPRENT.com apartments
Zoeken.ca PEI properties
PEI Pet Friendly Home Rentals (Facebook)

Looking for a JOB ?

Search Engine

Work PEI

o   Please complete your profile on Work PEI before our next meeting.  An additional benefit to registering on this website is that employers can search for candidates based on specific skill so you may gain access to jobs that have not been advertised.

o   Search for jobs across PEI. Use the filter options on the left side of the page to filter or search for specific jobs.


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Job Bank

    •   Job Bank – Job Board

      o   The above link shows job listings across PEI.

      o   To search for specific jobs, type in the job title in the search bar, then press Advanced and make sure you select Prince Edward Island to ensure you’re searching for jobs of this type only in PEI.

    • Job Bank – Explore Careers

      o   This search tool allows you to search look at different occupations across Canada, including details on wage/salary and job openings in the

Employment Journey