Workforce Development Fund

Workforce Development FundThe Workforce Development Fund provides Island businesses with assistance to train their employees in the workplace in order to increase their skills.

The program includes three distinct modules for potential support, including Workforce Learning, Workforce Exposure and the Canada-PEI Job Grant.

Download more information on these programs.

Eligibility Information
To be eligible for participation in the Workforce Development Fund organizations must:

  • be a business, industry association or sector council operating in Prince Edward Island;
  • propose activities that support the objectives of the Workforce Development Fund and have defined start and finish dates;
  • other criteria and restrictions may apply.

Priority will be given to proposals that invest in new skills, improved productivity and competitiveness, as well as introduce new business practices required in a knowledge-based economy.

How Do I Apply?
Interested parties must obtain a copy of the appropriate application form below, manually complete the form, and submit it to a local SkillsPEI office. All applications received by SkillsPEI will be assessed based on evaluation criteria outlined in the application. 

How to Apply for Workplace Learning / Workplace Exposure
Please download and complete both of the forms below to make application to the Workplace Learning or Workplace Exposure components of the Workforce Development Fund. Please note that both files are required for your application to be processed.

Workforce Development Fund Application Form 

Workforce Development Fund Attachment 

How to Apply for Canada-PEI Job Grant
Please download and complete the form below to make application to the Canada-PEI Job Grant component of the Workforce Development Fund or click here for more information about the program.

Canada-PEI Job Grant Application Form 

More Information
Contact one of the SkillsPEI office locations below for more details:

Montague Charlottetown Summerside O'Leary
541 Main Street Atlantic Technology Centre Access PEI Future Tech West
902-838-0674 176 Great George Street 120 Heather Moyse Drive 454 Main Street
  902-368-6290 902-438-4151 902-859-8898