Prince Edward Island

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Apprenticeship Program

As in other provinces, the Apprenticeship Program consists of 80% on-the-job training with a qualified tradesperson and 20% classroom training in pursuit of a professional certification in a designated skilled trade.

If you are eligible for EI, tuition for in-school training is fully subsidized through SkillsPEI.

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Training PEI

“Training PEI program was developed to assist job seekers to gain the skills and education necessary to find and maintain employment. Financial support is provided to enable a job seeker to complete a post-secondary certificate or diploma program.” Training PEI will pay up to 70% of course costs and may provide support towards travel and childcare costs.

To be eligible for the program applicants must be legally allowed to work in Canada, have been out of high school for at least 2 years, and have an active claim for EI with at least 13 weeks remaining. Applicants must meet with a case manager to complete a needs assessment and develop a Return-to-Work Action Plan.

Employ PEI

By providing a temporary wage subsidy to an employer, Employ PEI helps job seekers develop new skills and gain work experience through on-the-job training. Applicants must apply directly with the employer who will subsequently apply to SkillsPEI requesting a temporary wage subsidy.