Prince County site visits organized for immigrant-investors

CHARLOTTETOWN – Aug. 30, 2013 French-speaking newcomers to PEI and resident immigrants are being invited to participate in a guided tour of several businesses in Prince County (the Western third of the Island) Thursday, Sept. 19, to discover economic investment opportunities within the province.

This free tour, which includes a lunch, is being organized by RDÉE Prince Edward Island’s LIENS Project (whose French acronym stands for Linking Economic Immigration to our Successes) in collaboration with the City of Summerside’s Economic Development Department.

“The tour, which will explore five or six specific sites in Prince County, is being offered mainly to immigrants who understand French since LIENS is a project designed to help integrate francophone immigrants,” explains LIENS coordinator Catherine Rioux. “If we have any leftover spots on the bus, we’ll open them up to English-speaking immigrants.”

Those who are interested in participating will be asked to meet in front of Charlottetown Mall, in front of the new Target store, at 680 University Ave., to take the bus. It will head out at 8:30 a.m. and return by 3:30 p.m.

Those wishing to participate must register no later than Sept. 16 by calling Catherine Rioux at (902) 370-7333, Ext. 404, or emailing her at She’ll send them a registration form.

If this first series of visits is successful, other similar guided tours will be organized in coming months to explore investment opportunities in other counties of the province.

The LIENS project is made possible thanks to a contribution from Citizenship and Immigration Canada.


CUTLINE: Catherine Rioux, coordinator of the LIENS project, and Nancy Quinn, economic development officer with the City of Summerside, examine the schedule for the Sept. 19 tour of Prince County businesses for French-speaking newcomers and resident immigrants.

For more information:

Catherine Rioux
LIENS project coordinator
RDÉE Prince Edward Island
(902) 370-7333, Ext. 404