Employ PEI


Employ PEI is an employment program to help job seekers develop new skills and gain work experience through on the job training. By providing a temporary wage subsidy to an employer, it helps create long term employment opportunities and assists the employer with the cost of hiring and training a new employee. At the end of the wage subsidy, the employee should be fully productive and contributing to the success of the business.

Who is eligible to participate?

If you are unemployed and looking for full time employment you are eligible to apply.

• You must be legally authorized to work in Canada (Canadian citizen or permanent resident)
• You must be out of high school for at least 2 years
• Other criteria may apply

How do I apply?

You must apply directly with the employer. The employer will interview and select a candidate for the position. If you are selected, the employer will submit an application to SkillsPEI requesting a temporary wage subsidy to hire you. We will contact you to discuss the next steps which will include meeting with a case manager to complete a needs assessment and develop a Return-To-Work-Action-Plan.

To be approved we will need:
• Completed Employ PEI Individual application form
• Return to Work Action Plan prepared your case manager
• Resume
• SkillsPEI Consent Form

When is my application due?

You must submit your application package and receive confirmation from SkillsPEI that you have been approved for the program before you start your new job.

How does the program work?

We will reimburse your new employer for a portion of your wages during the on-the-job training period. You will be paid by your employer and you will have the same rights and responsibilities as any other employee.

Where can I get more information?

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

Application Forms & Information Sheets

Employ PEI Individual Application Form

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