LIENS (Linking Economic Immigration to our Successes) is a project initiated by RDÉE Prince Edward Island (Canada). The project’s goals are to:
• Prepare newcomers for the workforce and help them with their job search;
• Raise awareness among PEI employers about the importance and value of hiring francophone immigrants;
• Offer newcomers a first Canadian work experience and facilitate their integration into the workforce;
• Establish professional relationships between francophone immigrant entrepreneurs and experienced PEI entrepreneurs and offer one-on-one business coaching.
CENTRE D’AIDE AUX NOUVEAUX ARRIVANTS
(Francophone newcomers’ assistance centre)
The LIENS project, the Coopérative d’intégration francophone de l’Î.-P.-É.(CIF) and RDÉE PEI are partners of this new centre, which offers a host of services to francophone immigrants, whether they are temporary residents, permanent residents or international students.
The CANA offers office space (computers, Internet access, telephone) and various employment search tools.
At the CANA, you may also access:
- Settlement assistance services (general information and orientation, housing search, school registration, registration for government services, social integration activities, matchings, community connections, etc.)
- Employment and entrepreneurship services (preparation and job search, training, information workshops, internships, mentoring, integration into the workplace).
RDÉE Prince Edward Island (PEI) Inc. is the provincial francophone economic development council for the province of Prince Edward Island, Canada. Its mission is to contribute actively to entrepreneurial and community economic development within the Acadian and francophone community of Prince Edward Island, while collaborating with various partners toward the economic development of the province.
Established in 2011, the LIENS Project was created by RDÉE PEI and spans over several years in order to ensure that francophone economic immigration remains a top priority to grow the Acadian and francophone population in PEI over both the short and longer term. Given the success of the project to date, its mission was expanded until 2020 to continue its efforts in supporting francophone economic immigration as a fundamental economic development strategy in PEI.
LIENS is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and the PEI Office of Immigration.