Training PEI

OVERVIEW
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 assess your application 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.

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

Training PEI Application for Individuals 

Training PEI Application for Individuals - 2nd Year 

Training PEI Application for an Apprentice

Training PEI 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