Welcome to Charlottetown

Charlottetown is described as a postcard city. The quaint town has a beautiful coastline of 1100km and spectacular garden routes. The small city is a 'everyone knows everyone' kind of place and you will be greeted with a warm welcome by residents and shopkeepers alike. The walkable and classic downtown draws tourists, residents and cultural events. It is very simply a great place to be with other people for cultural events and to spend time.

If you successfully completed your Canadian immigration and are new to Charlottetown, this is where you will find all the information to make your move an easy transition.

boats in harbor PEI, Canada

Demographics

Charlottetown has an ageing population. About half of Charlottetown's population is 40 years old or older. For this reason, international immigration to the province of Prince Edward Island is in high demand. International immigration increased for the second consecutive year, rising by 12.4 per cent in 2016-17 following a 50.5 percent increase in 2015-16. The predominant languages in the city are English and French, but the main immigrant language spoken in the city is Mandarin.

Geography and Climate

Most Charlottetown residents will tell you that summer is their favourite season as temperatures range between 20 and 34 degrees Celsius. It is definitely the season of perfect beach weather; and the city have the warmest waters north of the Carolinas. During the winter, the city receives an average total yearly snowfall of 290 centimetres. Temperatures range between -3 to -11 degrees Celsius, but cold winds can make it feel more like it is -25 degrees Celsius.

The landform region of Charlottetown is Appalachian. Appalachian are worn down mountains that were created during the early Paleozoic era. The landforms that can be found are forestry, large abundance of plants, harbor, flat plains, white sand beaches, and rolling hills.

Healthcare

Health Prince Edward Island (PEI) is responsible for the delivery of publicly funded health services in Prince Edward Island. The organization operates hospitals, health centres, public long-term care nursing facilities and community-based programs and services.

Travelling and Transportation

Shops along Victoria Row in Charlottetown, Canada

City of Charlottetown transit system covers the whole city providing convenient transportation service to commuters with close attention to the University of PEI. Transit maps are available at City Hall and at Murphy’s Pharmacies. The Charlottetown Transit operates regular schedules:

  • Monday-Saturday 6:30 a.m. - 6:45 p.m.
  • Fare: Cash - $2.00

Major Industries

Prince Edward Island (PEI) has rewarding career and work opportunities in a variety of industries including its primary industries of agriculture, fisheries and tourism and the strategic industries of aerospace, bioscience, information technology and renewable energy.