Below is information and a list of community resources and services to help job seekers find work and employers find the right staff.
PEI Sector Councils address human resource issues and helps connect job seekers with employers.
Atlantic Canada Aerospace and Defence Association
Atlantic Canada Aerospace and Defence Association represents the interests of nearly 200 firms in the aerospace, defence, marine, and security industries in Atlantic Canada. With four corporate staff based in Halifax, ACADA assists the provincial directors located in Charlottetown, Fredericton, Halifax, and St. John’s.
For more information about the Aerospace and Defence sector on PEI, contact Provincial Director Allan Campbell at 902-314-3946 or email [email protected]
Creative PEI is dedicated to improving outcomes and incomes of creative industry workers on PEI. The website shares information about careers in creative industries, government programs to help people enter a career in creative industries, research projects about careers in creative industries, and news about upcoming training and job opportunities.
For more information, call 902-367-3844.
Funded by the Department of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture through the Canada/PEI Labour Market Agreements
PEI Agriculture Sector Council
PEI Agriculture Sector Council helps support a number of education and employment programs.
The two-year Farm Technician Apprenticeship program combines classroom learning with on-farm experience, earning students a Certificate of Qualification in Farm Technician from the PEI Department of Education and Lifelong Learning.
The sector council office is open year-round. For more information, call 902–892-2591 or email: [email protected]
To check for agriculture job postings, visit www.peiagsc.ca
Funded by the Department of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture through the Canada-PEI Labour Market Agreements.
Agriculture Labour Support Initiative
The Agriculture Labour Support Initiative allows those interested in working on a farm to register with WorkPEI to connect with agricultural businesses who have registered their job openings.
To register to be connected through the Agriculture Labour Support Initiative, job seekers and agricultural employers can visit www.workpei.ca/alsi
PEI Farm Team
The PEI Farm Team program gives students an opportunity to earn a bursary towards their post-secondary education while they earn a wage working on a farm. The program will help farmers and agricultural processing operations fill jobs this summer.
PEI Aquaculture Alliance
Aquaculture is the fastest growing food production system in the world. Island companies are looking for people to:
- Prepare socks, ropes, nets, and cages for finfish and shellfish.
- Tighten, clean, and mend lines, ropes, and nets.
- Operate equipment such as boats, cranes, forklifts, and feed blowers.
- Feed aquaculture stocks and report irregularities.
- Assist farm managers in culling and marking stock according to outlined procedures.
- Clean, maintain, and repair equipment and enclosures.
- Collect and spawn brood fish.
- Harvest and transport fish.
- Implement and adhere to farm safety protocols.
The PEI Aquaculture Alliance is now posting job openings to make it easier for job seekers to connect with employment opportunities in the industry.
Job seekers and employers are asked to register on the website at www.aquaculturepei.com
In addition to job listings, the website and Facebook page are good sources for information about the industry, especially at this time of change in regard to COVID-19 precautions, regulations, and procedures.
The Prince Edward Island Aquaculture Alliance is a non-profit organization representing the PEI Cultured Mussel Growers Association, the Island Oyster Growers Group, and the PEI Finfish Association.
A proactive unified voice on behalf of its 150-plus members, the PEI Aquaculture Alliance advocates on behalf of the industry, enables important research and development and shares relevant information on current issues and opportunities.
For more information, email [email protected]
PEI BioAlliance offers information on bioscience career opportunities and tips for job seekers.
Visit www.peibioalliance.com and click Careers.
To learn more about how to promote yourself to the bioscience industry, click HR Resources, and then Job Seeker Resources.
For more information, call Vivian Beer at 902–367-4407 or e-mail [email protected].com
Funded by the Department of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture through the Canada-PEI Labour Market Agreements.
PEI Trucking Sector Council
PEI Trucking Sector Council has a newly revamped website which includes job listings, labour market information, steps to finding a job in the trucking field, job descriptions, programs to help new candidates enter the field, and information about training in Atlantic Canada.
Funded by the Department of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture through the Canada-PEI Labour Market Agreements.
Tourism Industry Association of PEI
Tourism Industry Association of PEI (TIAPEI) Tourism HR Department is an arm of TIAPEI.
The role of the Tourism HR Department:
• Define human resource issues;
• Facilitate school-to-work transitions;
• Develop strategies for recruiting and retaining workers;
• Identify current and anticipated skills shortages;
• Develop sector career awareness strategies;
• Support the development of occupational standards;
• Develop strategies to promote the workplace as a learning place; and
• Influence policy development which can have human resource effects
www.choosetourism.ca lists resources for employers, training and education, a job board, and more. For more information, call 902–566–5008.
The following organizations have programs and/or services to help job seekers and resources for employers.
The Adventure Group Inc.
The Adventure Group Inc. is a registered charitable, non-profit, experiential education and training organization incorporated in 1992 to address the needs of young people and their parents. The Adventure Group works with clients using an adventure based “learning by doing” approach, which fully involves participants in the experience. Sessions are held in Charlottetown and in Montague.
The Adventure Group provides customized services with the goal to help clients build a solid foundation that includes stable housing, childcare, employment skills, self-confidence, financial literacy, a strong social network, and a supportive family.
Each summer, prevention programs are offered through a youth leadership delivery model where youth ages 15 to 25 are employed to work together to implement the program for children ages 9 to 14.
Intervention programs are also offered throughout the year. Individuals identified as priority youth gain a multitude of skills that will allow them to set long-term life/career goals. This highly interactive experience will have a life-changing influence on the individuals who participate in this project, and will profoundly impact their children’s futures as well.
Other programming includes one to five-day ROPES (Rite of Passage Experiences) workshops. Participants are given challenges to work through by problem-solving and opening their minds to issues like inclusion, diversity, teamwork, risk, trust, communication, community, and much more.
These workshops are also used for team building for corporate clients. Customized sessions are offered any time of year.
For more information, call 902-628-8668 or e-mail [email protected].aibn.com.
Funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Skills Link program.
Prosper East is delivered by The Adventure Group and connects farmers and other employers in the Queens County and Kings County areas with social assistance and disability support clients, and newcomers looking for jobs and new opportunities in Prince Edward Island.
This program offers a group-based employability skills program (seven-week classroom component) and/or one-on-one on-going employment coaching and mentoring to individuals.
Prosper East is for individuals 18+ who are receiving Income Support and/or disability supports, as well as Employment Development Agency and PEI Association for Newcomers clients. There may be consideration for others employed and not accessing those services.
Prosper East assists clients to secure and maintain employment in Agriculture, Tourism, Fish Processing, and Construction.
For more information, contact Marlene Gotell at 902-213-1648.
Career Bridges is a 12-week vocational assessment and guidance program for people considering a career change or further training.
For more information, call:
O’Leary | 902-726-3016
Summerside | 902-436-5739
Charlottetown and Montague | 902-566-2811
Career Development Services
Career Development Services (CDS) wants you to know that although COVID-19 has made a big mess, CDS is here to help pick up the pieces with you.
Changing careers? Looking for work? We can help! We have professional career counsellors and career practitioners to support you through your journey.
In person, or working remotely, we are ready to help you reach your career goals. Please call, email, or check your local CDS Facebook pages for up to date information.
We continue to update our Job Board & Job Help Centre online at www.cdspei.ca and to provide assistance with applications for funding for wage subsidies and training.
Montague | 902-838-5453
Souris | 902-687-1526
Charlottetown | 902-626-2014
Summerside | 902-436-0706
City of Summerside Data Analysis Centre – demographics, households, development, industries, labour, community facilities, and more
Clubhouse programs - Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) PEI Division
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) PEI Division Clubhouse programs in Charlottetown, Summerside and Alberton provide recovery-focussed rehabilitation supports for individuals who have experienced mental illness. Based on an International Model of recovery, Clubhouse programs use a person-centred holistic approach that offers a variety of services and supports geared to the individual Clubhouse member.
These supports include for example:
• Social & personal development
Clubhouse programs are committed to supporting individuals and their desire to return to the workforce. Clubhouse programs offer supports for members to access transitional, supported, and independent employment.
In addition, Clubhouse provides a variety of employment supports and services such as career decision making, skills enhancement, resumè and cover letter development, job search, marketing, job coaching, post-employment supports, and employer education.
Clubhouse programs are offered at three locations on PEI:
Fitzroy Centre, Charlottetown | 902-566-5111 or [email protected]
Hope Centre Clubhouse, Alberton| 902-853-3871 or [email protected].ca
Notre Dame Place, Summerside | 902-888-2237 or [email protected].ca
For more information, visit www.pei.cmha.ca.
Community Connections Inc.
Community Connections Inc. provides a range of employment, residential, and support services to adults with intellectual disabilities in East Prince. They assist individuals to develop to their full potential, provide support to access and use community resources, and offer empowerment to contribute and participate in a meaningful way within their community.
Community Inclusions Ltd.
Community Inclusions Ltd. provides employment, residential, recreational, and training services to adults with intellectual challenges in western PEI. Some clients work for local businesses supported through the organization’s Employment Unit, while others attend day services at the Maple House Centre in O’Leary and the Tignish Training Centre.
They also operate the Maple House Bakery & Café, the organization’s social enterprise. This unique operation provides skills training and employment for the organization’s clients, and offers healthy food choices (the majority made from scratch) to the community of O’Leary and surrounding area. It is also a vehicle to advocate for inclusion. Some dollars raised are reinvested into the organization’s various programs and services.
Community Inclusions operates residences in Tignish, Alberton, and O’Leary. They also coordinate various community-based residential placements throughout the region.
For more information, contact Kevin Porter at 902-726-3144.
Visit www.communityinclusions.com or search Community Inclusions Ltd. on Facebook.
Employment Unit is funded by the Department of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture through the Canada-PEI Labour Market Agreements.
Construction Association of PEI
Construction Association of PEI (CAPEI) continues to update their website www.IslandBuilder.ca which features a job board and a list of programs for employers and job seekers. The HR Manager will meet with construction businesses, post open positions for them, and meet with job seekers.
Island Builder-Team Construction is a program that helps unemployed Islanders who fall within the parameters of the program receive skills training and potentially find employment in the construction industry.
CAPEI Youth in Trades is sponsored by the Construction Association of PEI and is funded in part by the Government of 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.
Participant must be 16 to 30 years old, out of school, or working 20 hours or less a week. Certifications provided for Safety Training.
For more information, call the CAPEI office at 902-368-3303.
This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment and Skills Strategy.
East Prince Women’s Information Centre
East Prince Youth Information Centre is a resource, referral and training centre for women of Prince County and Western Queens. The centre provides a safe and professional office space and promotes equality and gender diversity.
East Prince Youth Development Centre
East Prince Youth Development Centre (EPYDC) provides services to youth ages 15 to 30, including youth employability programs, case management, applications for post-secondary studies, SkillsPEI funding applications, assistance with resumés and cover letters, daily updated Job Board, and computer/Internet access.
Due to their COVID-19 operational plan, EPYDC is now open by appointment only.
Their Customer Assistance Service Training (CAST) program has recently started. This program is for anyone ages 19+ who would like to pursue employment in PEI’s tourism sector. The two five-week intakes include life/employability skills, tours, and guest speakers related to the tourism industry (retail, restaurants, housekeeping, tour guides, golf courses, attractions, etc.). Contact info: Cathy Gallant 902-436-2815
Location: 98 Water Street, Summerside For more information, call 902-436-2815 or email [email protected]. Visit www.epydc.org or www.facebook.com/East-Prince–Youth–Development–Centre–Inc
Prosper West is delivered by East Prince Youth Development Centre, Summerside. This program offers a group-based employability skills program (seven-
week classroom component) and/or one-on-one on-going employment coaching and mentoring to individuals in the Prince County area.
Prosper West is for individuals 18+ who are receiving Income Support and/or disability supports, as well as Employment Development Agency and PEI Association for Newcomers clients. There may be consideration for others employed and not accessing those services.
Prosper West assists clients to secure and maintain employment in Agriculture, Tourism, Fish Processing, and Construction.
For more information, contact Barb Broome at 902-436-2815 or Joyce Newcombe at 902-330-6246.
Funded by the Department of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture through the Canada-PEI Labour Market Agreement
Harbourview Training Center Inc.
Harbourview Training Center Inc. in Souris provides a broad range of support services to clients with an intellectual disability. The center offers woodworking, bakery, and skills enhancement day programs, and assists and support clients to gain meaningful employment in the community.
For more information, contact Judy Hennessey, Executive Director, at 902-687-3032.
Harbourview is a non-governmental agency operated by a board of directors who receive a funding grant from the Department of Social Development and Housing.
Holland College Office of Retention, Part-time Study and Career Service: Career services assistance for Holland College students
Inclusions East Inc.
Inclusions East Inc. offers employment services such as needs assessment, case management, employment readiness, and job coaching to individuals with an intellectual disability in Kings County, among other services.
Montague Office: Blair Johnston 902–838-2516 ext. 6 Email: [email protected]
Souris Office: Taylor MacDougall 902-687-3032. Email: [email protected]
For other Inclusions East services, contact the Executive Director at 902-838-2516 ext. 4 or email [email protected]nseast.com
Job Bank is Canada’s one-stop job listing website. Each year, it helps hundreds of thousands of Canadian workers, job seekers, and employers connect on-line, and it is free of charge.
John Howard Society
John Howard Society of PEI is a non-profit organization that works with people at risk and/or those who have come into conflict with the law to help find stable housing, employment, and develop life skills.
Through regular meetings with clients, staff can identify barriers and develop a plan to help clients learn the skills with the ultimate goal of returning to work. Staff also assist clients in tax preparation and pardon applications for their criminal records.
The John Howard Society office is located at 155 Queen St. and is open for regular office hours from 8 am to noon. Services offered include employment assistance, case management, and career counselling. We are accepting referrals from other organizations including corrections and shelters.
Those looking for employment assistance, tax preparation or other outreach services can reach a staff member at 902-626-6743. For more information, call 902-566-5425 or visit www.pei.johnhoward.ca.
Funded by the Department of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture through the Canada-PEI Labour Market Agreements and the Department of Justice and Public Safety.
Mi'kmaq Confederacy of PEI Employment Services
Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI Employment Services operates three employment centres across the province:
- Prince County: contact Sabrina Milligan at 902-856-1631 or email [email protected]
- Queens County: contact Cindy Midgley at 902-626-2882 or email [email protected]
- Kings County: contact Linda Fraser at 902–676-2353 ext. 102 or email [email protected]
Funded by the Government of Canada’s Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy.
Native Council of Prince Edward Island
Native Council of Prince Edward Island offers a wide variety of programs/supports for addictions, families, justice, youth, elders, etc.
The Employment & Training Program offers:
- educational assistance
- career decision making
- skill enhancement
- employment maintenance
- job search
- assistance with resumé writing
- job referral
- individual assessment of training needs and referrals
The Council offers many other services, including resources for people dealing with addictions, health, family or financial issues. For more information, call 902-892-5314 or email [email protected] Visit www.ncpei.com.
The Way Forward pre-employment program is for youth ages 15 to 30 and offers:
- Paid training of 12 weeks of classroom and 12 weeks of work experience
- Employability skills: resumé and cover letter creation, interview skills, Microsoft Office
- Life skills training: conflict resolution and time management
- Essential skills training and cultural sharing/training
A complete list of the programs and services offered at NCPEI can be found at www.ncpei.com.
For more information, call Nancy K. MacLean, Employment & Training, at 902-892-5314 or email [email protected]
Office to Advance Women Apprentices
Passport to Employment
Passport to Employment is a provincial government strategy sponsored by Tremploy, Inc. (Career Bridges). It is designed for Island workers ages 55 to 64 who wish to re-enter the workforce. Sessions are provided across the province throughout the year.
Training involves five weeks of classroom time. Participants enhance their job search skills, increase their computer skills, receive personal awareness training and increase their opportunities for full or part-time work.
Training dates to be determined. For more information, contact Bruce Cluney at 902-566-2811 or [email protected].pe.ca or call the Career Bridges centres:
O’Leary | 902-726-3016
Summerside | 902-436-5739
Charlottetown & Montague | 902-566-2811
PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada (PEI ANC)
PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada (PEI ANC) Employment Services program helps newcomers overcome employment barriers in their search for work.
Suitable employment or volunteer opportunities are identified, and one-on-one career counselling is offered. Assistance with resumé and cover-letter preparation, job search and interview techniques, education and training options, and foreign credential recognition information is offered.
The Atlantic Immigrant Career Loan fund is a new program the Employment program offers to assist clients looking to pursue foreign credential recognition with funding options.
PEI ANC also offers pre-employment workshops for immigrants with various English levels, and ongoing support and guidance to get newcomers to Canada working.
Charlottetown: 49 Water Street, Charlottetown.
Summerside: Summerside City Hall, 275 Fitzroy Street
Montague -Town of Three Rivers Office: 902-393-1764 (Thursdays) drop in office hours: Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 – noon
Contact Amy MacLean, Manager, Employment Services program, at 902-628-6009 ext. 222 or [email protected]
PEI Connectors helps newcomer entrepreneurs succeed in business in PEI and helps job seekers (professionally trained interprovincial and international newcomers, and recent domestic and international post-secondary graduates) develop professional networks that connect them to the local labour market.
The program offers one-on-one support services, educational programming, and networking assistance. Services are available free of charge throughout the province.
For more information, visit www.peiconnectors.ca
PEI Council of People with Disabilities
PEI Council of People with Disabilities offers assistance with career decision making, career counseling, skills enhancement, and job search techniques, including resumé 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, are 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.
PEI COD is also the administrator of the Opportunities Fund Community Coordinator program.
Employment Services Manager (all locations)
Devon Broome 902-892-9149 ext. 225 or 902-598-8382
Employment Specialist Prince County Darryl Gauthier 902-436-9259 [email protected]
Employment Specialist Queens County
Mark Cameron 902-892-9149 ext. 226 [email protected]
Employment Specialist Kings County
Canda MacNeill 902-838-5878 [email protected]
PEI Department of Education and Lifelong Learning
PEI Department of Education and Lifelong Learning develops and delivers high quality programs and curriculum in English and French to Island children from birth to Grade 12. The department provides corporate services, including general and financial administration, staff certification, research, planning and evaluation, human resources and school athletics.
Some of the priorities in this mandate are to:
- Lead the implementation of changes to advance educational excellence in the province
- Provide leadership in creating opportunities for student success in the education system
- Build technology capacity and engagement in schools
- Work with other social policy departments on a renewed Poverty Reduction Strategy and Mental Health and Addictions Strategy
To learn more about the department, click here.
PEI Employment Standards
PEI Employment Standards enforces the rights and obligations of employers and employees concerning pay and wages, time off, sexual harassment policy, termination without cause, breaks and rest periods established under the Employment Standards Act, as well as the rules for youth employees under the Youth Employment Act.
For more information, call 902-368-5550 or toll-free 1-800-333-4362.
PEI Public Service Commission
PEI Public Service Commission There are many careers in the PEI provincial government, the health sector, public schools branch, student opportunities, and temporary work, and other areas of the public service.
Apply online for all jobs with the provincial government. You can also choose to receive email notifications of current jobs opportunities.
For more information, visit www.gov.pe.ca/jobs.
For listings of student summer positions, visit www.princeedwardisland.ca/student-government–job-opportunities.
PEI Reach Foundation
PEI Reach Foundation provides a safe, secure environment for youth with mental health and addiction challenges who have completed a treatment program as they transition through recovery to the workforce or back to school.
For more information, call 902-620-0000 or email [email protected]
PERCÉ ÎPÉ is a program that enables PEI youth under 30 years of age who are enrolled in a post-secondary program (university or college) to take a paid eight to 12-week internship with a PEI employer working in a field related to their studies and interests. Bilingualism is considered an asset.
For more information, call 902-370-7333 ext. 402 or email [email protected].
View the video below on the benefits of applying to PERCÉ ÎPÉ as a student and as an employer:
The Public Service of Canada
The Public Service of Canada offers programs for university, college and high school students and graduates. Managers know that students who work under these and other programs can become invaluable members of their team.
Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP) is a temporary job program geared to secondary school, CEGEP, college, technical institute and university students.
Coop/Internship program is a four-month work term program for post-secondary students.
Research Affiliate Program (RAP) matches a student’s specific research interests with ongoing projects being conducted by federal organizations.
Post-Secondary Recruitment (PSR)The recruitment program is for launching or furthering the careers of talented post-secondary graduates within the Government of Canada.
Recruitment of Policy Leaders (RPL) The program is designed to attract and recruit post-graduates who want to contribute to Canadian and international policy-making. The program recruits exceptional leaders who have various backgrounds, experience, skills and competencies to help tackle Canada’s public policy challenges in mid to senior-level policy jobs.
For more information, visit www.canada.ca/gcjobs
All hiring is done online. Visit www.jobs.gc.ca and set up a profile and upload your resumé. Subscribe to job updates to receive email notifications when new positions come up.
To find out about federal government programs for students, visit the Federal Government Work Experience program.
When you apply for a position, submit your resumé and clearly demonstrate that you have the skills and experience listed in the job posting by giving examples of each essential skill and experience factor listed.
Use the same wording as in the job posting and give a few examples of your experience. The next stage of the hiring process may be a test and/or an interview.
For more about how to apply to the federal government, click here.
The Financial Officer Recruitment Development (FORD) program helps university graduates start a career in finance with the federal government. The FORD program is essentially a Chartered Public Accounting (CPA) designation training program.
Another opportunity to work in the financial area with the federal government is the Internal Audit Recruitment Development (IARD) program. Support is given towards obtaining a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) certification.
Both opportunities offer relevant work experience, paid training costs and study leave, and an opportunity for employment with the federal government.
Applicants for the FORD program are chosen through an application process largely based on their education, their Grade Point Average (GPA), and their previous work experience.
The FORD program offers 30 months of training, on-the-job experience, and support to obtain the CPA designation, which is done all at the same time. Once the 30 months is complete, participants are hired in entry-level finance positions.
Intake for the FORD program and the IARD program is open once a year, usually in October. Applications must be submitted through www.jobs.gc.ca during the campaign.
For more information about careers in finance and internal audit within Canada’s federal public service, click here or email [email protected]–sct.gc.ca.
Graduates can also apply for other jobs through www.jobs.gc.ca.
RISE program – Free legal resources and support to people who have experienced sexual violence, including workplace sexual harassment
Rural Community Learning Inc.
Rural Community Learning Inc. (RCLI) manages two employment resource centres in West Prince. The centres offer unemployed individuals assistance with preparing a resumé, cover letter, and filling out work application forms.
There is access to computers, photocopier, and fax machine for employment purposes. Workshops are provided as needed.
Rural Community Learning Inc. coordinates the Class 2A Bus Driver program and other training programs as need be, for example, Short Order Cook.
Sharon Horne, Executive Director | 902-853-3715
Tignish: Ruby Arsenault | 902-882-2498
Alberton: Becky Wedge | 902-853-2646
Pending funding, RCLI will offer a Stepping Stones to Success (SSTS) program. SSTS is a 12-week program designed to provide youth between the ages of 17 and 29 with opportunities for personal growth and assistance in overcoming educational and employment barriers. The program focuses on life skills and employability skills.
Participants take business and college tours, and professionals from various fields are invited to speak to the groups. Upon completion of the program, participants have either found employment, made a decision to continue to seek employment opportunities, return to school to further their education, or register for a training program.
For more information, contact Sharon Horne at 902-853-3715 or [email protected]
Visit Rural Community Learning at www.facebook.com/ruralcommunitylearninginc
Funding provided by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada-Skills Link Program.
Skills Canada PEI
Skills Canada PEI is a non-profit organization to promote training and careers in trades and technology to Island youth. Skills Canada PEI, the provincial branch of Skills Canada, is a registered charity created in partnership with government, industry, educational and labour institutions. Its mandate is to encourage youth to consider skills and technology-based career options.
For more information, visit:
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 employers: Employ PEI, Workplace Skills Training, Graduate Mentorship program, Digital Skills 4 Youth PEI
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
Self employment: PEI resources to help start a business on PEI
Have you considered turning your skills, abilities and passion into self employment?
The Employment Journey on PEI has profiled many individuals who followed their passion and became business owners/operators.
Take a look at resources and services available to pursue self employment:
Stars for Life Foundation for Autism
Stars for Life Foundation for Autism provides services and support in the community for individuals over 18 years of age with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.
The goal is to provide young adults with daily living skills, continued education, supported housing, independent living skills, employment skills, and workplace opportunities.
They provide one-on-one support with resumé building, job seeking, mock interviews, and visiting workplaces to determine work placements.
With the clients’ unique challenges, it is important to find employers who can identify and make small changes needed to make the clients’ work experience successful. Education will help co-workers better understand this disorder. It will help them to go beyond the physical aspects to see the real person underneath.
For more information, call 902-894-9286 or e-mail [email protected].
Student Work Placements/ Venture Canada
Student Work Placements – Work-integrated learning combines classroom learning and hands-on learning in a workplace.
The Student Work-Integrated Learning program helps post-secondary students in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and business programs get work experience to prepare for jobs in these high-demand fields
Employment and Social Development Canada will support partnerships between employers and post-secondary education (PSE) institutions to create more work placements for students enrolled in post-secondary studies across Canada.
The program focuses on occupations in STEM and business that require a high degree of technical skill for which there are not enough qualified workers.
Employer delivery partners that represent the interests of employers in industries related to STEM and business deliver the program, working with PSE institutions.
These employer delivery partners will provide wage subsidies to employers who offer quality student work placements and will also help establish partnerships with PSE institutions to recruit students for these placements.
Employers, including small and medium-sized enterprises, are encouraged to partner with local PSE institutions delivering programs in the fields of STEM and business to provide work placements for these students. Employers can receive wage subsidies of up to 50 percent of the wage cost for the placement (up to a maximum of $5,000 per placement) and up to 70 percent (up to a maximum of $7,000 per placement) for under-represented students including first-year students, women in STEM, Indigenous students, persons with disabilities and newcomers. Employer groups referenced above will provide wage subsidies.
Post-secondary education (PSE) institutions delivering programs in the fields of STEM and business are encouraged to reach out to local STEM and business employers to provide more student work placements, as well as employer groups referenced above to increase partnerships.
Students studying in the fields of STEM and business are encouraged to check with their PSE institution to see if placements are available to apply for.
Trade HERizons: Are you a woman on EI, working 20 hours a week or less, on social assistance, or have no income? Are you interested in exploring career options in trade and industrial technology sectors?
Trade HERizons is a career exploration and college prep program.
For more information, contact Women’s Network PEI at 902-368-5040 or 1-888-362-7373.
Tremploy, Inc. is a non-profit community-based organization that provides vocational training and support services to adults who have an intellectual disability. The Employment Assistance Program assists clients who are interested in finding a job. Services include skill assessments, skills training, individual job placements, employment counselling, job training and support to both clients and employers in the workplace. Assessments will be performed to assist in determining readiness for job placement.
For job seekers:
• Obtain skills
• Overcome employment barriers
• Prepare for employment
• Prepare for interviews
• Secure and maintain employment
For employers, our professional, experienced staff will:
• Visit your work site to explore and determine employment opportunities
• Screen and match potential employees for employment suitability
• Provide on-the-job training to ensure high quality work is performed
• Provide ongoing support to both employee and employer throughout the duration of employment
For more information about the Employment Assistance program, call 902-892-5338.
UPEI Career Studio
Students can get help with:
- Resume and cover letter reviews
- Interview preparation
- Social media check-ups
- Job search strategies
The Career Studio is currently closed to students due to COVID-19 restrictions. However, students are still able to access these services online during virtual drop-in hours on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 1 – 4 pm
You can connect with someone on Facebook Messenger (ExperientialEdUPEI) Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:00–4:00 pm or via email at [email protected].
The Department of Work Integrated Learning at UPEI is dedicated to helping with student and alumni career development, skill-building, and experiential education.
The Experiential Education department will continue to offer workshops and virtual events throughout the summer. All events will be posted on our social media pages and updates will be made on the UPEI website. Sign up for online workshops
Both Krissi Ewing (Student Advisor) and Kylah Hennessey (Career Counsellor) are still meeting with students and alumni. Visit their online calendars to book a phone or virtual meeting.
This online platform matches you with other UPEI students or alumni to help develop networking skills and learn from one another. We are also hosting regular “Office Hours” through the platform where invited guests engage with students and alumni in small group conversations; you can RSVP through the platform after signing up.
Email [email protected]
For more information, click here
WorkPEI.ca is dedicated to bringing together job seekers and employers on PEI under one convenient online destination.
WorkPEI provides Islanders with information on government programs and services, including: access to training programs, financial assistance, employer supports, labour market information, and other related products and services.
WorkPEI is a production of the Department of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture and the Province of Prince Edward Island.
Workplace Learning PEI Inc.
Workplace Learning PEI Inc. provides Workplace Essentials Skills programs and services for employers and job seekers on PEI.
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 [email protected]
Executive Director: Lori Johnston 902-368-6498
Company Training Programs: Mark Douglas 902-620-3618 and Jeremy MacEachern 902-620-3623
Workplace Learning PEI also administers the WES Lennox program to adult learners from Lennox Island. For more information, call Catherine Ronahan at 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 Education and Lifelong Learning.
Where to find names of PEI employers
- Eastern Prince Edward Island Chamber of Commerce directory
- Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce members directory
- PEI Business Women’s Association
- Greater Summerside Chamber of Commerce
- Kensington & Area Chamber of Commerce
- South Shore Chamber of Commerce
- RDÉE Île-du-Prince-Édouard Inc.
- West Prince Chamber of Commerce
- PEI BioAlliance with all PEI companies profiled
- Construction Association of PEI members listed
- PEI Roadbuilders and Heavy Construction Association
- Engineers PEI listing
- PEI Aerospace company profiles
- Over 400 tourism members of TIAPEI listed
- PEI Seafood Processors Association members
- Architects Association of PEI members
- PEI Visitor’s Guide
- Souris Business Directory
- Amherst Tanti Enterprise (five businesses in aerospace & manufacturing)
- Town of Montague Business Directory
- Ordinary Islanders with extraordinary ideas