Collège de l’île

Collège de l’Île is the only French-​language post-secondary school on Prince Edward Island, and its graduates are in high demand. French speakers are needed in the education and health-care sectors across the province, and bilingual nurses and resident care workers are particularly sought after. The school’s small size allows the college to offer its students a more personal approach.

Collège de l’Île has one campus in Wellington and one in Charlottetown, where two of the island’s biggest francophone populations live. The college’s campus in Charlottetown is right next to Holland College’s Prince of Wales campus. The schools’ students share facilities like the gym and cafeteria and can also mix and match certain courses that are offered in both official languages.

Strategic partnerships exist with other off-island community colleges, too: Collège de l’Île’s practical nursing program was developed with Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick, and graduates receive diplomas from both institutions. Programming is also offered at the campus in Wellington and through a training centre in DeBlois; language training is offered at satellite locations across the island.

In addition to certificate and diploma programs, the school offers an online French-as-a-second-language program, conversational French courses through night school and tutoring. Customized courses and workshops are available in French for businesses, community organizations and individuals.

Popular Programs

• Business Administration

• Assistant Nursing

• Accounting Clerk

• Personal Support Worker

• Youth Worker

School Size



• Diploma $3,582-$7,149

• Certificate $5,419-$6,717 (2023 figures)

Residence Offerings


Cool Options

• Administrative Assistant: Offered as either as a French-speaking course or as a bilingual course, this one-year program prepares students to perform administrative tasks such as administrative writing, basic accounting, presentations and office coordination.

• Early Childhood Educator: This accelerated one-year diploma program prepares students to work with children up to 12 years old. Students learn to design and implement educational activities that inspire young children and help their intellectual, physical, emotional, social and creative development. More than a third of the program is devoted to hands-on learning, discussion, interactive projects and practice in the internship environment.

• Human Services: This program prepares students to work as a frontline worker with children, adolescents and adults with learning challenges or non-pedagogical needs. These professionals work in primary and secondary schools, special schools and care centres.