Work Experience PEI


Work Experience PEI is an employment program developed to provide financial support to non-profit community organizations for projects that provide the job seeker with a valuable work experience and potential for long term employment. As the employee works on various aspects of the project activities, they will develop skills required in the workforce.

Who is eligible to participate?

If you are a hiring a new employee who lacks work experience for a short term project, we can provide financial assistance to subsidize a portion of the wages up to a maximum of 52 weeks.

Eligible employers include:
• Non-profit organizations

How do I apply?

You must complete the Work Experience PEI organization application form and submit it to your local SkillsPEI office. A Program Officer will contact you within a few days to discuss your needs.

To be approved we will need:
• Completed Work Experience organization application form
• Detailed job description including job duties, education requirement and timeline of training activities for the new employee
• The contact information for the new employee

When is my application due?

There is no deadline for applications under the Work Experience PEI program as we accept applications on a year round basis.

How does the program work?

Once you submit your completed application package, SkillsPEI will review your application. Once you receive confirmation that your application has been approved for the Work Experience PEI program, your new employee can start work.

Where can I get more information?

You can visit our website at, call SkillsPEI’s General Inquiries Line at 1-877-491-4766 or visit one of the SkillsPEI offices.

Funded by the Department of Workforce and Advanced Learning through the Canada-PEI labour market agreements.