Graduate Mentorship Program

OVERVIEW
The Graduate Mentorship Program is an employment program to help unemployed recent post secondary graduates develop new skills and gain work experience in their field of study through on the job training. A temporary wage subsidy is provided to an employer to create long term employment opportunities and assist 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, a recent post secondary graduate within the last five years 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);
  • 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 assess your application we will need:

  • Completed Graduate Mentorship Program Individual Eligibility form;
  • Return-To-Work Action Plan prepared by 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.

This information is a general guide for applicants. Applications received by SkillsPEI will be assessed against additional program criteria to determine eligibility.

WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?
Call SkillsPEI's general inquiries line at 1-877-491-4766 or visit one of the following SkillsPEI offices:

Charlottetown
Atlantic Technology Centre
176 Great George Street, Suite #212
Charlottetown, PEI

Summerside
Access PEI
120 Heather Moyse Drive
Summerside, PEI

Montague
548 Main Street
Montague, PEI

O'Leary
Future Tech West
454 Main Street
O'Leary, PEI

APPLICATION FORMS & INFORMATION SHEETS

Graduate Mentorship Program Individual Eligibility Form

Graduate Mentorship Information Sheet

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

Program information updated May 2018