International post-secondary graduates invited to celebration on June 13

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Marie-Antoinette Pangan speaks at convocation 2019.
Marie-Antoinette Pangan, valedictorian at UPEI’s Convocation ceremony on May 10, is one of the speakers at the event. Pangan came from the Phillipines ten years ago and graduated this year with her Bachelor of Science in nursing.

International graduates from post-secondary institutions on PEI who wish to settle in the province are invited to a celebration and information meeting on Thursday, June 13, 5:30–7:30 pm, in the Florence Simmons Performance Hall, Holland College, 140 Weymouth St., Charlottetown.

The event is open to international graduates and international students from the University of Prince Edward Island, Holland College, and College de I'Île, who are in their final year of study. It will feature stories told by recent graduates who are established on PEI, networking opportunities with professionals and employers, and food provided by international vendors.

“It is a great opportunity to learn about the available services and pathways to permanent residency in PEI," said Nouhad Mourad, an advisor with UPEI’s International Student Office.

Other organizations involved include the Government of PEI, ACOA, La Coopérative d’intégration francophone de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard, PEI Network, PEI Association for Newcomers, and approximately 10 employers who will share their experiences of hiring and working with international students from their point of view.

The event is free, but pre-registration is required. To register, go to


Anna MacDonald
Communications Officer
UPEI Marketing and Communications