The PEI Advantage
Add your name to the growing list of companies that have established their most profitable operations in Prince Edward Island, Canada.
As the most responsive and client focused business attraction unit in Canada, we work as a team with other levels of government through InvestPEI to provide you timely "one stop" investment services.
For complete investment information, visit InvestPEI or contact us directly at 1-866-822-5500 and begin learning more about the benefits of growing your company in Prince Edward Island, Canada. Prince Edward Island has developed a reputation as a prime location to do business. A forward thinking government is supporting innovation and business development activities within a strong and diversified economy.Top 5 Reasons to Invest in PEI
1. A cost effective and business friendly environment
2. A highly skilled and educated labour pool
3. Strategic infrastructure
4. Access to major markets
5. Quality of Life that is second to none
Our businesses enjoy high participation and single digit turnover rates. We are constantly in collaboration with Labour Market Development and our Post-Secondary Institutions to continue to expand educational programs and ensure they meet the requirements of our local economy.
A few statistics:
- An unemployment rate of 11.4% (Dec. 2011)
- A labour participation rate of 69.1% (Dec. 2011)
- An employment rate of 61.3% (Dec. 2011)
World renowned for its lobster, potatoes, and as a popular tourism destination, Prince Edward Island offers a lifestyle that is a rarity to find in this day and age. With its natural beauty, Prince Edward Island has miles of sandy white beaches and championship golf courses all within a few minutes drive from cities such as historic Charlottetown - the Birthplace of Canada! Prince Edward Island is a place where everything is within your grasp. A place of beauty. A place of opportunity. A place where your family can grow in a safe and welcoming environment, where the air and the water are fresh and clean. Where major markets are a short flight away, but where you live and work minutes from world class recreation: salt-water beaches, spectacular golf, scenic hiking and challenging nordic ski trails.
Prince Edward Island is located in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, off the Atlantic Coast of the Canadian mainland. One of the four Atlantic Provinces, this crescent shaped Island is separated from the mainland by the Northumberland Strait.
Prince Edward Island is the smallest of the Canadian provinces but it represents the best of all that Canada can be. Prince Edward Island ... it could be your home!
Among such natural beauty and good-natured people, the career and business opportunities here will surprise you. Think aerospace, check out our growing cluster of world-class companies. Think bioscience, Prince Edward Island has a strong base of companies and institutions in research and development, with close connections with the innovative University of Prince Edward Island and Holland College. Think information and communication technologies, the growing television, data services and gaming sectors.
Why? Access to North American Free Trade Agreement; less than two hours flight to New York, Boston and Toronto, an educated workforce, responsive government, affordable costs. World class technologies and globe-spanning time zones. And most important of all, great people with good values. Prince Edward Island is a product that sells itself to special people. Join them. Step out of the clutter; find your vision; see your way. Spend quality time with your family instead of wasted hours commuting. Find success-in all your activities. Steeped in heritage and history - Prince Edward Island is where the idea of Canada was born - the Province boasts vibrant culture, lifelong learning, a relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy exceptional cultural life: main stage and community theatres, museums, art galleries, good restaurants, regular festivals and events. Plus fabulous beaches and swimming, great golf, scenic walking trails - spectacular, affordable and nearby. A lifestyle that offers a healthy balance between work, family and fun is reality in Prince Edward Island. It's all within your reach.
Prince Edward Island is located on Canada's east coast, nestled between Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland. This prime location offers excellent access to North American and European markets through the use of year-round ports, major air cargo routes and high-bulk land transportation. Situated in the Atlantic Time Zone, PEI is four hours behind London, four hours ahead of Los Angeles and one hour ahead of the Eastern United States.
Atlantic Technology Centre: This five storey, 130,000 square foot facility is an ideal setting for IT and Media companies to expand, foster new partnerships and thrive in an atmosphere that promotes and sustains business success.
BIO|FOOD|TECH: This 20,000 square foot facility is located within a scientific community that includes the University of Prince Edward Island, NRC-Institute for Nutrisciences and Health, Canadian Food Inspection Agency Laboratory, and the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Crops and Livestock Research Station. The BioFoodTech provides services in the areas of food product and process development, laboratory services and bioresource upgrading.
Holman Centre: This impressive structure has been renovated to provide a state-of-the-art facility for knowledge based business. This centre is envisioned to become an E-Health Centre of Excellence for Prince Edward Island which includes clients such as RMDDx and Enable Healthcare.
Biocommons: This Research Park is a $30 million campus style facility with 65 acres that provides essential commercialization support to the maturing bioscience sector, with technology and infrastructure to accelerate products through the development cycle and into the marketplace.
Island Wide Broadband Network: The Provincial government and Bell Aliant partnered in 2007 to provide high-speed internet access to the entire province. This network has now been completed and is accessible to all islanders and businesses.