Academy of Learning College
Academy of Learning College in Charlottetown offers a number of post-secondary programs, including:
- Business Administration
- Customer Service
- Graphic & Web Design
- Information Technology
- Office Administration
Over the years, Academy of Learning College students have completed over one million training courses.
For more information, call 1-888-328-8973.
Institute of Advanced Learning
Institute of Advanced Learning offers GED preparation programs as well as academic credits to complete high school and prepare for post-secondary programs. Classes and courses start each week with small classes and individualized attention. Classes are offered in Summerside and Charlottetown. Classes are offered year-round and do not close for the summer.
The Adventure Group
The Adventure Group offers programs to youth, including ROPES (Rite of Passage Experience). Participants are given problem-solving exercises and tackle tough issues like inclusion, diversity, teamwork, risk, trust, communication, community, and much more.
Parenting and life management programs for youth and team-building for corporate clients are available. Customized sessions are offered throughout the year.
Funding provided in whole or in part through the Canada/PEI Labour Market Development Agreement. Funding provided in part by the Government of Canada’s Skills Link Program.
Apprenticeship is an agreement between government, an apprentice, and an employer that combines on-the-job experience with technical training.
Apprentices who complete all work and technical training requirements, have skills signed off in their logbook by a qualified trades person, and successfully pass the certification exam are awarded a Certificate of Apprenticeship and a Certificate of Qualification with Red Seal Endorsement and become certified journeypersons of a trade.
Apprenticeship Section of the PEI Department of Workforce and Advanced Learning supports apprentices in their path to designated trade certification.
For more information, call 902-368-4460, visit www.apprenticeship.pe.ca.
Canada Business Network – PEI Office
No matter what your business question is, the Canada/PEI Business Service Centre will help you find the answer, free of charge. Whether you’re starting or growing your business, our bilingual staff will help you navigate the worlds of government programs and services, regulations and permits, taxation, importing and exporting, financing options and much more.
They can even help you find some of the information needed to include in your business plan. Drawing from specialized databases, they can put together tailored market research packages to meet your needs.
If you’re part of an organization that supports potential and existing entrepreneurs and business owners, they may be able to help you achieve your goals.
In addition, they provide the following services:
- Business events and information sessions
- Subscribe to the bi-weekly e-Blast
Call toll free at 1-888-576-4444 (TTY 1-800-457-8466). Visit www.canadabusiness.ca.
CAPEI Youth in Trades
CAPEI Youth in Trades is sponsored by the Construction Association of PEI and is funded by Service Canada. The program, which is held in Charlottetown and in Summerside, includes 30 hours per week for eight weeks of employability skills and safety training in the classroom. Participants complete three days of orientation at Holland College and tour construction worksites. They are paid minimum wage (not insurable) for the classroom portion of the program.
They also receive a 14-week paid entry-level work placement in the construction industry. Hours are insurable and the wage is set by the employer.
Participants must be between 16 and 30, out of school, or working less than 20 hours a week.
For more information, call the CAPEI office at 902-368-3303.
The Skills Link Program is part of the Government of Canada Youth Employment Strategy and is funded by Service Canada.
Career Bridges is a 12-week vocational assessment and guidance program for people considering a career change or further training.
For more information, contact:
Funded in whole or in part through the Canada/Prince Edward Island Labour Market Development Agreement.
Collège de l’île
Collège de l’Île is Prince Edward Island’s public French language community college. It offers 10 college-level programs as well as French language training. College programs and language training are delivered in class, online, or with a tutor. There are campuses in Wellington and in Charlottetown, and a training centre in DeBlois.
10 College programs:
- Accounting Clerk
- Bilingual Administrative Assistant
- Early Childhood Assistant
- Early Childhood Educator
- Human Services
- Practical Nursing
- Resident Care Worker Youth Worker
Partnership with Holland College
Collège de l’Île and Holland College offer bilingual pathway programs for students who wish to continue pursuing part of their post-secondary education in either language.
Adult Education programs
- Customized training services for businesses, non-profit organizations, and individuals
- French second language training
- GED preparation
- Grade 12 upgrading for equivalency or academic certificate
For more information, contact Natalie Arsenault at 902-854-3010 ext. 246.
email: [email protected] or call toll free 1-877-854-3010.
Construction Association of PEI
The Construction Association of PEI offers the following courses:
- Fall Protection Training
- Confined Space Entry Training
- Elevating Work Platform (EWP) Training (e.g. scissor lifts, zoom boom, cherry pickers)
- CPR and Emergency First Aid Training
- WHMIS training
CAPEI Youth in Trades
CAPEI Youth in Trades is sponsored by the Construction Association of PEI and is funded by Service Canada. The program is for youth ages 16 to 30 who are out of school and would like to explore a trade such as electrician, carpenter, plumber, HVAC, and welder. The program consists of eight weeks of classroom/life/employability skills and safety training, and 12 weeks of work experience to explore the trade of their choice.
The 2016 program starts June 13, 2016. For youth who are interested and are between 16 and 30, out of school, and unemployed, call the CAPEI office at 902-368-3303.
The Skills Link program is part of the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy and is funded by Service Canada.
eForcePEI provides job seekers, current employees, small to medium size businesses and non-profit organizations with a way to build skills. “All you need to complete courses is an Internet connection and some time set aside,” says Brodie O’Keefe, Customized Training Coordinator with Holland College.
How do you get started?
“It’s simple and it’s all online.” says Brodie. “Visit www.eforcepei.ca and sign up in the job seeker and employee account or the business and non-profit account. Once the account is created, learning can begin right away and at
“Each course session takes roughly 25 minutes to complete and consists of slides, demonstration videos, and a short test on the course material. eForcePEI is a great way to learn handy tricks that you may not have known in a program you use every day.”
What courses are offered?
There are over 180 courses offered in the following training categories:
- Adobe Illustrator 2015
- Adobe Photoshop 2015
- Cross-Cultural Communications
- Customer Service
- Day to Day Performance Management
- Engaging GEN-Y
- Financial Literacy
- Google Analytics
- Google Apps Fundamentals
- Leading Teams
- Leading & Implementing Sustainable Green Business Strategies
- Microsoft Excel 2010 (also available in French)
- Microsoft Office 2013: Advanced Outlook
- Microsoft Office 2013: PowerPoint
- Microsoft Office 2016: Beginning Visio
- Microsoft OneNote 2013
- Microsoft Word 2010 – Basics
- Non-Profit Essentials
- Operations Management
- Personal Productivity Improvement
- Project Management (for non-project managers)
- Public Speaking & Presentation Skills
- Small Business Management
Is there a fee for signing up?
“There is no fee for any of the courses, whether you are an individual looking to gain additional skills or a business looking to provide professional development opportunities for staff,” says Brodie.
What are the benefits of taking eForcePEI courses?
“All courses are completed online and on the individual’s own schedule,” says Brodie. “There is no need to take staff off-site for training or to hire a facilitator. The training strengthens your skills by discovering new ways to use technology.
“As a non-profit or business owner, manager, or HR team member, you can create an account for your organization and assign specific courses to your team members with due dates, track their progress through the courses, and manage your own message board for your team members.”
“There are over 5,300 registered members,” says Brodie. “Every day, we hear success stories about individuals who complete courses and develop new skills.
“Many PEI organizations love eForcePEI, because they can assign specific courses to their team members and track their progress, ensuring the courses are completed in a timely fashion. Daily, we are seeing new organizations on PEI signing up to be part of eForcePEI.”
For more information, contact Brodie O’Keefe at 902-566-9653 or 902-566-9372.
Funded in whole or in part through the Canada/PEI labour market agreements.
Holland College Adult Education
Holland College Adult Education is for those who wish to upgrade academic marks or obtain a credit to get into a program of choice.
- Learn in a supportive and friendly environment, and get closer to accomplishing your goals!
- Complete and upgrade high school credits.
- Prepare to write the GED exam.
- Attend during the day or evening.
- Applicants must be graduated from high school or 18 years of age
- There is no tuition cost if you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, thanks to our funding partners
GED Preparation – The GED Preparation class helps you prepare for the GED exam by providing a general review of basic academic skills. Subjects include writing, social studies, science, literature and mathematics. The GED exam gives adults who have not graduated from high school the opportunity to earn a high school equivalency certificate.
Anyone interested in GED must first write the Official Practice Test, free of charge. To sign up for a practice test in Charlottetown and East, contact Sharon Campbell at 902-566-9628 [email protected].
In Summerside and West, contact Diana Garnhum at 902-888-6495 or email [email protected].
High School Credits – You can acquire high school credits or upgrade existing marks to meet the admission requirements of post-secondary institutions, or to complete requirements for the PEI High School Graduation Certificate for Mature Students.
Attend classes during the day or evening at one of eight centres across the province. The day program is offered in three intakes of 8 week semesters per year.
The night program is offered in two intakes of 17 week semesters per year.
There is no tuition cost if you are a Canadian Citizen or a Permanent Resident thanks to our funding partners.
For more information, call Academic Advisor Karen Ford-Doyle at 902-566-9362 or email [email protected]. Or call the central office at 902-566-9628 or toll-free 1-800-446-5265, option 3. Visit www.hollandcollege.com/adult-education.
Holland College Adult Education locations:
Prince of Wales Campus – Charlottetown, Montgomery Hall, 305 Kent Street
Contact Karen Ford-Doyle at 902-566-9362 or email [email protected]
Montague Centre – 500 Main Street, Montague
West Prince Campus – 509 Church Street, Alberton
Waterfront Campus – 98 Water Street, Summerside
Office Admin: Diane Garnhum, [email protected],
8:30 to noon: Tel: 902-888-6495 Fax: 902-888-6402
Souris Centre – Main Street Plaza, Souris
Morell Centre – 25 Sunset Cr., Morell
Scotchfort Centre – Mawiomi Building, Mount Stewart
Holland College Language Training
Holland College offers evening classes in English as a Second Language (EAL) and day classes for Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC).
For more information, call 902-566-9636 or visit www.hollandcollege.com/language-training.
Holland College Prince of Wales Campus
It includes the Charlottetown Centre, The Centre for Applied Science and Technology, the Centre for Community Engagement, and the School of Performing Arts.
For more information on programs, visit www.hollandcollege.com/programs.
Culinary Institute of Canada
- Certified Culinary Scientist Preparatory Courses
- Culinary Arts
- International Hospitality Management
- Pastry Arts
For more information on programs, visit www.hollandcollege.com/culinary-institute-of-canada.
JVI Provincial Transportation & Safety Academy
Courses offered include (but are not limited to):
- D.D.C. – Defensive Driving Course (Canada Safety Council)
- P.D.I.C. – Professional Driver Improvement Course (Canada Safety Council)
- First Aid & CPR (Red Cross certified)
- TDG (Transportation of Dangerous Goods)
- WHMIS (Workplace Hazard Materials)
- Forklift, Airbrakes
- Confined Space Entry
- Fall Protection Awareness (Fall Arrest)
- OSSA Confined Spaces course (Alberta BC Safety course – an OSSA Licensed Provider)
- OSSA Fall Protection course (Alberta BC Safety course – an OSSA Licensed Provider)
- Global Ground Disturbance Level 2
- OSSA Elevated Work Platform course (Alberta BC Safety course – an OSSA Licensed Provider)
- Enform H2S Alive
- Professional Driver Training and Driver Education for new drivers.
Learning Disabilities Association of PEI
For parents of children with a learning disability, LDAPEI offers advice and support, as well as math and reading programs.
The Island Reader Program: Tutors work one-on-one to deliver a reading and spelling program to students with reading disabilities or difficulties. Students learn foundational skills with an Orton-Gillingham influenced program.
The JUMP Math Program: Tutors deliver a math program in support of current curriculum to small groups of up to four students. The tutor makes the learning process fun while developing the confidence of each student.
Each Island Reader program session costs $25 per hour, and Math is $10 per hour each in 10-week blocks. Parents who are not able to pay for their child to be in a program should contact and register to be put on a waiting list to bring to the attention of funders.
For adults with a learning disability, the association offers advice about ways to access resources in the community. If funding is found, literacy and math programs will be offered.
For more information, call 902-894-5032. Email [email protected].
PEI Business Women’s Association
Mission: To empower and inspire women to succeed in their business endeavours by providing advisory services, opportunities for development, and connections with other women in business.
PEI Business Women’s Association exists to support and promote women in business located across the Island through:
ADVISE: Business advisory services including referrals and resources
DEVELOP: professional and business skills development; and
CONNECT: expanded professional and business networks and referrals.
For more information, call 902-892-6040. Visit www.peibwa.org.
Marguerite Connolly Training and Consulting
Maritime Christian College
Located on University Avenue in Charlottetown, Maritime Christian College equips students for Christian ministries such as pulpit ministries, Christian education, and youth ministry.
- Master of Arts (Religion) Degree in Pastoral Leadership – intensive week courses over 3-4 years
- Bachelor of Arts (Bible) Degree – four year program
- Bachelor of Arts (Child & Youth) Degree – four year program in conjunction with a community college
- Bachelor of Arts (General Studies) – a three-year program to complement studies from a recognized university
- Bachelor of Bible & Ministry Degree – two year program for mature students with a university degree
- Ministerial Diploma – three year program for mature students
- Associate of Arts Diploma – two year program
- Biblical Studies Certificate – one year program
- Ministry Certificate – for the part-time student
Maritime Yoga College
Maritime Yoga College offers individual courses and a number of Yoga Alliance Certified yoga teacher training programs. For more information, call 902-314-7775. Visit www.maritimeyoga.com.
PEI Council of People with Disabilities
The PEI Council for People with Disabilities offers assistance with career decision making, career counseling, skills enhancement, and job search techniques, including résumé preparation, cover letter writing, and interview preparation. Job maintenance and pre-employment training are also available. They also do direct marketing, applications for wage subsidies, and job coaching. Career assessments and career exploration, along with job matching, is also provided.
They offer a Job Club to assist with job search techniques and support. They also offer an Employer Speaker Series four times a year, where employers give information about their businesses, their hiring process, how to approach employers, and tips on interview skills.
Brudnell Mini-Mall, 2 Crescent Lane, Unit C, Montague.
Canda MacNeil | 902-838-5878
5 Lower Malpeque Road, Unit #2, Landmark Plaza, Charlottetown
Mark Cameron | 902-892-9149 ext. 225
Darryl Gauthier | 902-892-9149 ext. 226
11 Water St., Unit 3, Summerside
Devon Broome | 902-436-9258
Funded in whole or in part through the Canada/PEI Labour Market Development Agreement.
Private Institute of Hair Design and Aesthetics
The Private Institute of Hair Design and Aesthetics offers two programs:
- Hair Design is a 1,250 hour training course. Intake is September and January.
- Aesthetics is a 1,400 hour training course. Intake is in September.
Location: 40 Enman Cr., Charlottetown.
Seniors College of PEI
With an annual membership fee of $160, Seniors College of PEI allows those 50 years of age and over to enroll in as many courses as they wish during the fall (October/November), winter (January/February) and spring (April/May) semesters.
Most courses are offered during the day, although some are now being offered in the evenings. The instructors or facilitators are often seniors who have either retired from the fields covered by the courses or have a long-term personal or professional interest in their subject.
There are no pre-requisites or academic requirements, no homework, no term papers or tests. The emphasis is on personal growth in a casual, friendly atmosphere that encourages social interaction and peer-to-peer learning.
More than 100 courses are offered, including topics such as computers, drawing, painting, literature, creative writing, music, religion, cooking, astronomy, languages, local history, and many more. Members are also offered free wellness sessions, reduced membership rates at UPEI Sports Centre, and many other benefits.
SkillsPEI offers programs and services for job seekers, employers and organizations. SkillsPEI provides assistance to unemployed individuals who are eligible for Employment Insurance (EI) and individuals who are not eligible for EI to prepare for and find employment.
Visit www.skillspei.com, call SkillsPEI’s General Inquiries Line at 1-877-491-4766 or visit one of the following SkillsPEI offices:
Atlantic Technology Centre, 176 Great George Street, Charlottetown | 902-368-6290
Access PEI, 120 Harbour St., Summerside | 902-438-4151
Future Tech West, 454 Main St., O’Leary | 902-859-8898
Provincial Building, 548 Main Street, Montague | 902-838-0674
Delivered by the Department of Workforce and Advanced Learning and funded in whole or in part through the Canada-PEI Labour Market Agreements.
Spotlight School of Arts Inc.
Study Abroad Canada Language Institute
Tourism Industry Association of PEI (TIAPEI)
Trade HERizons is a 12-week project designed to increase the number of women entering careers in trades or technology.
For more information, contact Women’s Network PEI at 902-368-5040 or toll-free 1-888-362-7373.
Funded in whole or in part through the Canada/PEI Labour Market Development Agreement and the Canada-PEI Job Fund.
University of Prince Edward Island
The university’s four faculties (Arts, Education, Science, and Veterinary Medicine) and schools of Nursing, Business Administration, Sustainable Design Engineering and Mathematical & Computational Science offer a wide range of programs and degrees to more than 4,300 undergrad, graduate, and doctoral students.
All faculties offer courses at the undergraduate level. Graduate degrees are offered in the faculties of Arts, Business, Education, Nursing, Science, and Veterinary Medicine. The courses offered by the University lead to degrees in Arts, Science, Business Administration, Education, Music, Veterinary Medicine, Nursing, and Radiography.
UPEI Professional Education and Career Development
UPEI offers a wide range of intensive professional development courses and Certificate Programs specifically designed to address the needs of working professionals at all stages of their careers. The programs are constantly reviewed and updated to ensure that the content remains pertinent to today’s workplace.
Université Sainte-Anne offers a variety of full-time or part-time options for French as second language training at the campus location in Charlottetown. The university has years of proven success in working with students of all levels, and is noted for its ability to match its teaching to the specific needs of the language learner. This customized approach is easily adaptable for those wishing to learn French for business, government work, school, travel or personal reasons.
Customized training options
- One-on-one private tutoring.
- Customized group training.
- Part-time evening courses
- Semi-intensive program – level B
- Intensive full-time group training
Programs can be taken part-time or full-time in private or group training formats. The programs are designed to improve and develop French language proficiency with a communicative approach.
Levels offered: B and C oral, comprehension, writing and maintenance.
Location: 111 Grafton Street, Charlottetown. Tutoring & group training can also be provided at the workplace. Online training is also offered.
Wireless Internet & Public Access Computers
Breadalbane Public Library, 4023 Dixon Rd. | 902-964-2520
Confederation Centre Public Library, Queen St. | 902-368-4642
Bibliothèque publique Dr.-J.-Edmond-Arsenault, 5 Acadian Dr. | 902-368-6092
Cornwall Public Library, 39 Lowther Dr. | 902-629-8415
Hunter River Memorial Library, 19816 Rte. 2 | 902-964-2800
Stratford Public Library, 25 Hopeton Rd. | 902-569-7441
For a complete list of public libraries on PEI, visit www.library.pe.ca/libraries.
Workplace Learning PEI Inc.
Workplace Learning PEI Inc. provides Workplace Essentials Skills programs and services on PEI for employers and job seekers.
Employers: Having difficulty finding people with the right skills? Is training is not sticking? Are employees making too many mistakes? It may be an issue that can be solved with Essential Skills training. The good news is that Essential Skills training is eligible for funding through the Canada-PEI Job Grant. For eligible applicants, the fund covers two-thirds of the direct training cost per person.
Job Seekers: If obtaining certification (Red Seal, GED, passing a TOWES test, or other) is keeping you from getting a job, you can call us. The Workplace Essential Skills (WES) Program will help by building a plan that works for you and your schedule.
For more information, contact:
Executive Director: Lori Johnston | 902-368-6498
Company Training Programs: Mark Douglas | 902-620-3618
Company Training Programs: Jeremy MacEachern | 902-620-3623
WES Program: Suzi Deblois | 902-620-3636
Workplace Learning PEI Inc. is a non-governmental organization, governed by a board of directors, and funded in part by a grant from the Department of Workforce and Advanced Learning.