Summerside

PEI PNP applicants with a community endorsement from this community can get an additional 35 points in the Express of Interest (EOI) system.

A Message from Summerside

The Summerside Economy is diverse and strong with a new breed of young Entrepreneurs poised to shape our future.  Be it the hospitality Industry, our New Micro Brewery, Manufacturing, Aerospace, Information Technology or the support organizations dedicated to supporting these new entrepreneurs. Summerside’s Economy is on a positive path forward.  Summerside is a story of possibilities, it’s a story of our people and it’s a story of our spirit.  Now is the time to join the energy and be part of the possibilities in Summerside. – Michael Thususka, Director of Economic Development, City of Summerside

Summerside is a small city with the rural community feeling.  Summerside has a population of 16,587 and is increasing rapidly due to the influx of newcomers.  Summerside serves a threshold population of over 45,000 with its goods and services.  As a welcoming and diverse community, Summerside offers new residents many lifestyle and recreation options.

With a range of programs and incentives to offer businesses, Summerside has become known as the “city to watch” in Atlantic Canada in terms of growth and investment.  The Office of Economic Development acts as a trusted partner for businesses, investors and entrepreneurs looking to succeed in Summerside.

Summerside has developed one of the lowest cost operating environments in Canada in rental expenses.  The municipal government provides support to new businesses through a variety of rebate and financial assistance programs.

Highlights

  • Summerside houses the Prince Edward Island Tax Centre of the federal Canadian Revenue Agency
  • Prince County Hospital is one of the best hospitals on PEI
  • The first and only 5-star hotel is currently under construction in Summerside
  • Seven public schools in Summerside are open to students

Specific Programs

  • Businesses for sale
  • Franchise opportunities
  • Major development projects
  • Support for entrepreneurs and small business owners
  • Customized incentive and tax abatement programs
  • Online tools to assist in property selection with employee recruitment
  • Customer demographic information and market analysis

Greater Summerside Chamber of Commerce
Greater Summerside Chamber of Commerce is a great platform for businesses in Greater Summerside to mingle.  As a member of the Chamber, we encourage our business applicants and PEI business owners to join at www.summersidechamber.com.


Useful Links

City of Summerside (www.summerside.ca)

The Office of Economic Development (www.bigpossibilities.ca)

Explore Summerside (www.exploresummerside.com)

Summerside Regional Development Corporation Ltd. (SRDC) (www.summersidewaterfront.com/)