Training PEI


Training PEI program was developed to assist job seekers to gain the skills and education necessary to find and maintain employment. Financial support is provided to enable a job seeker to complete a post secondary certificate or diploma program.

Who is eligible to participate?

If you are unemployed and lack the skills or education to find work, 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;
• You must have an active claim for EI with at least 13 weeks remaining as of the course start date;
• Other criteria may apply.

How do I apply?

You must meet with a case manager to complete a needs assessment and develop a Return to Work Action Plan. Your case manager will assist you through the application process.

To be approved we will need:
• Completed Training PEI Individual application form
• Return to Work Action Plan prepared by your case manager
• Resume
• SkillsPEI Consent Form
• Acceptance letter from the post secondary institution
• Proof of education

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 your course starts.

How does the program work?

We will pay up to 70% of your course costs and you will be responsible for the remainder of the course costs. You may also be eligible to receive financial support towards travel and childcare costs.

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.

Application Forms & Information Sheets

Training PEI Application for Individuals 

Training PEI Application for Individuals - 2nd Year 

Training PEI Application for an Apprentice 

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