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.
Who is eligible to participate?
If you are unemployed and lack the skills or education to find work, you are eligible to apply.
- You must be legally authorized to work in Canada (Canadian citizen or permanent resident);
- You must be out of high school for at least 2 years;
- You must have an active claim for EI with at least 13 weeks remaining as of the course start date;
- Other criteria may apply.
How do I apply?
You must meet with a case manager to complete a needs assessment and develop a Return to Work Action Plan. Your case manager will assist you through the application process. To be approved we will need:
- Completed Training PEI Individual application form;
- Return to Work Action Plan prepared by your case manager;
- SkillsPEI Consent Form;
- Acceptance letter from the post-secondary institution;
- Proof of education.
How does the program work?
We will pay up to 70% of your course costs and you will be responsible for the remainder of the course costs. You may also be eligible to receive financial support towards travel and childcare costs.
Delivered by the Department of Workforce and Advanced Learning and funded in whole or part through the Canada-PEI Labour Market Agreements.