Typically, the industry provides 15,000 to 17,000 full-time, part-time, seasonal, and year-round jobs.
According to Tourism HR Canada, in May 2023 PEI had 7,900 full-time and part-time employees working in Tourism.
Prince Edward Island tourism employment accounted for 8.5 percent of all employment in the province. Food and beverage services was the largest employer in the sector, and recreation and entertainment had the highest unemployment rate.
According to the TIAPEI Workforce Action Plan from May 2022, looking over the horizon, tourism employment projections are very healthy, pointing to enormous gains in job opportunities by 2026, led by restaurants, conferences, and other hospitality businesses.
Categories of work include:
- Accommodations: Housekeeping, front desk, general managers, and supervisors.
- Food & Beverage Services: Servers, bartenders, line cooks, chefs, kitchen staff, front end workers, supervisors and managers
- Travel Services: Visitor information counsellors and tour guides
- Transportation: Ferry boat captains, airport, taxi drivers, and motor coach drivers
- Recreation & Entertainment: Golf courses, bike rentals, outdoor adventures, and cultural events.
PEI Tourism news you can use:
For more information about jobs on PEI, training options, and more, visit:
Choose Tourism: www.choosetourism.ca
Work PEI: www.workpei.ca
Tourism Industry Association of PEI: www.tiapei.pe.ca
Training and certification programs for most tourism jobs: www.emerit.ca
More information about training, jobs, and videos: www.discovertourism.ca