WHAT'S NEW

COVID-19 Support for Essential Workers - Earning $3,000/month or less

This program is intended to provide a temporary wage top-up to essential workers employed during the PEI Public Health State of Emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Eligible employees earning $3,000 per month or less will receive a one-time payment of $1,000, administered through their employer.  Please click here to submit an application.

Team Food Island

Team Food Island is a is a summer employment bursary program funded by the Government of Prince Edward Island and administered by the Department of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture. The program is designed to provide either a $1000 or $2000 bursary to students working in seafood, aquaculture and agriculture industries over the summer and who will be returning to secondary and post-secondary school in the fall. 

Employers and students can visit Team Seafood at https://teamseafood.ca/ and Farm Team at https://peifarmteam.ca/ for more information and to complete application forms.

Post Secondary Student Program

The Post-Secondary Student Program is a summer employment program funded by the Government of Prince Edward Island and administered by the Department of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture. The program is designed to create jobs for post-secondary students by providing a financial incentive to Island employers to provide students with a valuable work experience, preferably related to the student’s field of study.

Once employer applications are approved, available positions will be posted for your review on WorkPEI.ca. In the interim, employers and job seekers are encouraged to create a WorkPEI account to assist in the recruitment, application and hiring processes.

Visit the Post-Secondary Student Program page for more information or to complete an employer application.

Digital Skills 4 Youth PEI (DS4Y PEI)

'Digital Skills 4 Youth PEI' (DS4Y PEl) is a new internship opportunity for Island youth delivered by the Department of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture with funding support from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED). The DS4Y PEl program will focus on connecting recent graduates to meaningful employment and giving them the skills to succeed in the digital economy.

To find out more information on Digital Skills 4 Youth, click here or download our brochure.

Workplace Skills Training

Workplace Skills Training is a program developed for employers to train new or existing employees to develop their skills and align with needs of the business. The employer determines the type of training and who will participate. SkillsPEI can contribute up to 50% of the direct training costs. You will be required to contribute the remaining 50%. At the end of the training, the employee should have developed skills to meet the demands of today's economy.

To find out more information on Workplace Skills Training, click here or download our brochure.

Information Sessions

SkillsPEI will be holding information sessions in its Charlottetown office throughout 2020. These sessions are designed to provide Islanders with information on our programs and services. Space is limited for each session so please call in advance to register. Location and schedule information can be found by clicking here.

Find a Job on WorkPEI.ca

Visit www.workpei.ca to find hundreds of jobs advertised in PEI. Become a member, create an online resume to apply to jobs, and have your resume placed in front of over 1,700 PEI employers searching for talent.

Federal/Provincial/Territorial Consultations on Labour Market Transfer Agreements

Following the 2016 federal budget announcement of funding increases for Labour Market Transfer Agreements (LMTAs), the Forum of Labour Market Ministers in consultation with provinces and territories launched broad-based stakeholder consultations.  The objective of the consultations was to hear from Canadians to ensure the existing Agreements are responding effectively to local labour market priorities.

View the Federal/Provincial/Territorial Consultations on Labour Market Transfer Agreements - Summary Report.