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 non-EI eligible to prepare for and find employment.
Programs for job seekers: Training PEI, Career Connect, Employ PEI, Self Employ PEI, Work Experience PEI, Graduate Mentorship program
Programs for older workers: Passport to Employment
Programs for employers: Employ PEI, Workplace Skills Training, Graduate Mentorship program
Visit the SkillsPEI website at www.skillsPEI.com or call SkillsPEI’s General Inquiries Line at 1-877-491-4766 or visit one of the offices below:
Atlantic Technology Centre: Suite 212, Charlottetown | 902-368-6290
Provincial Building: Montague| 902-838-0674
Future Tech West: O’Leary | 902-859-8898
Access PEI: Summerside| 902-438-4151
Access PEI: Wellington Outreach Site
Access PEI: Souris Outreach Site| 15 Green Street, Souris
Funded by the Department of Workforce, Advance Learning and Population through the Canada-PEI labour market agreements.
Scholarships, awards, grants, and bursaries for PEI residents in post-secondary education
The criteria to receive assistance vary, and could include academic achievement, athletic skill, extra-curricular and community involvement, and/or special abilities. Scholarships are typically based on accomplishment and other specific criteria, while grants and bursaries may take financial need into consideration as well.
Click here for a complete list of what is available for PEI students.
Government of Canada – Student Financial Assistance
Canada Learning Bond – An education savings plan which provides up to $2,000 towards post-secondary education. Children must be born in 2004 or later to be eligible for the plan. Click here for more information.
Also learn more about the Canada Learning Bond here
Prosper Canada – its aim is to ensure that all financially vulnerable Canadians have access to the financial policies, programs, products and advice they need to build their financial wellbeing.
Prosper Canada Centre for Financial Literacy – works with business, government and non-profit partners to increase access to high quality, unbiased, and free financial information, education and counselling for Canadian living on low incomes. Click here for details.
Benefits wayfinder online tool that simplifies the search for government benefits for people seeking ways to boost their incomes and/or reduce their expenses. Sponsored by TD Bank Group, the bilingual tool is easy to use, plain language and provides customized benefit recommendations based on the life circumstances of each user. Click here for details.
Indicators for Financial Empowerment This resource offers a set of common indicators that community organizations can use to measure the reach and impact of their financial empowerment (FE) programming. Click here for details.