Full Student Guide
Things To do First when you arrive at PEI
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.
Where to get my Social Insurance Number?
Get you Social insurance Niumber(SIN number) from Service Canada Centre
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?
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
- Bell Canada
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.
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
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 ?
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 902-894-2850
If you’re looking for accommodation with UPEI Residence Services, visit the Residence Services website.
PEI Apartment Rentals Facebook Group
Mitula PEI Apartments
Roger Birt properties
Bevan Enterprises properties
Zoeken.ca PEI properties
PEI Pet Friendly Home Rentals (Facebook)
Looking for a JOB ?
- Work PEI – Register
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.
- Work PEI – Job Board
o Search for jobs across PEI. Use the filter options on the left side of the page to filter or search for specific jobs.
- ndeed is the #1 job site in the world with over 250 million unique visitors every month. Indeed strives to put job seekers first, giving them free access to search for jobs, post resumes, and research companies. Every day, we connect millions of people to new opportunities.
- Find Jobs on Indeed
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
Current Employment Opportunities
- Customer Service/Retail Sector Jobs
- As the Christmas season approaches, many stores will be hiring for more customer service positions.
- Grocery stores
- Atlantic Superstore – must complete online application .
- Sobeys – complete paper application & take your resume & go in person to Sobeys locations / ask to speak with the Store Manager or Front End Manager
- Department/retail stores
- Value Village – must complete online application .
- Walmart – complete online application & personality assessment / you can then take your printed resume and go in to the store. Ask to speak with the Hiring Manager. Likely the person will tell you that you need to apply online. You can confirm you already have and that you want to meet in person to offer that you’re interested in a job with them.
- Canadian Tire – go in person
- Home Depot
- Winners / Home Sense (TJX Companies) – must complete online application
- Old Navy / GAP
- Dollar stores (Great Canadian Dollar Store, Dollarama, etc.) – go in person
- Shoppers Drug Mart
- 3 locations in Charlottetown
- Complete online application (similar to Atlantic Superstore)
- SDM also has Canada Post outlets. SDM does the hiring for these (not Canada Post)
- Independent stores
- And so many other stores
- For smaller stores (not part of larger corporations) you can apply directly in store. Ask to speak with the hiring manager/owner and present him/her with your resume and share that you’re interested in applying.
- Food Service/Customer Service
- Note: typically you can drop your resume off in person at a restaurant. However, never drop off your resume during busy times (ie: Lunch, Dinner hour)
- Tim Hortons/Wendy’s
- Any other fast-food restaurant: you can typically apply in-person, but many also have online applications
- McDonalds, A&W, Subway, etc…
- Any other restaurant
- PEIPSC has a variety of student SUMMER positions. Online applications will likely open sometime in the New Year.
- The Federal Government has student SUMMER positions. These can be applied through via FSWEP (Federal Student Work Experience Program). Online applications will likely open sometime in the New Year.