A special initiative to address seasonal workers’ employment gap will run until March 31, 2019. The Government of Canada is working with the Government of PEI to ensure that workers in seasonal industries have access to skills training and employment supports when they need them most.
Seasonal Workers: The PEI Seasonal Worker Skills Initiative will be delivered through Workplace Learning PEI and Skills PEI. Essentials skills training will be client driven and will consider the specific needs and workplace duties of the participants. The training is considered professional development. Workshops will be conducted in a welcoming room with hot coffee and refreshments.
Seasonal Workers interested in accessing the project or wanting more information can call 902‑368‑6280.
Employers: The Seasonal Worker Skills Initiative is looking for placement opportunities for those whose EI has ended and are looking for short term employment before they return to their seasonal employment.
Employers could also be eligible to receive a wage subsidy to extend a seasonal employee’s weeks of employment.
Employer enquiries can be referred to Skills PEI at 902-438-4114