Improving Newcomer Retention

Following a series of collective impact sessions, consultations, and focus groups, a strategy for improved newcomer integration and retention was released. Recommendations found within the strategy were refined through consultations, a survey, and several sessions with a newcomer advisory group.

Retention Strategy

While remaining in PEI is an individual’s decision, just as it is for any PEI resident, there is still much work to do to increase the likelihood of improved newcomer retention in PEI.

Similar work completed through a previous pilot project did lead to improved retention within a target population, meaning improved retention is possible. Establishing strategy, setting focus, and taking action on identified priorities, can have and has had the desired outcome – improved integration and retention. Improved retention is a significant contributor to population growth.

Retention Strategy


Topic Title Type Download
Strategy Newcomer Retention Strategy, 2017-2019 Document Download
Newcomer Retention: Data Collected to Build Strategy Document Download
Newcomer Retention Background 2016-2017 Document Download
PEI Government: PEI Population Strategy Document Download
Toolkit: Retention through Welcoming Communities Document Download
Documentation Advice from Newcomers to Community Leaders (2017) Document Download
Retention Success Story, Manitoba Document Download
17 Characteristics of a Welcoming Community Document Download
Stats & Data PEIANC Newcomer Registration Stats by Community Stats Download
Stats/ Awareness Newcomer to PEI- Infographic numbers registered Infographic Download
Newcomer to PEI – Infographic countries Infographic Download
Immigration Rationale for PEI Communities Stats & Analysis Download
Immigration Rationale, Stats Data Download
Newcomer Retention, StatsCan Stats Download
Immigration Stats, IRCC, Canada Data Download
The People Imperative, Public Policy Forum Report Download