About: Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture

The Department of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture is committed to expanding Prince Edward Island's exports, creating jobs, and promoting overall economic growth and prosperity by encouraging business investment, development and sales in key economic sectors. The department strives for innovation by creating more opportunities for business, trade, jobs, and continuing to promote PEI as one of the world's best tourist destinations.

Some of the priorities in this mandate are to:

  • lead the Sales PEI initiative to create greater success for PEI companies in export markets;
  • review major physical assets that can translate into potential business development opportunities;
  • lead the recruitment and retention of immigrant investors to PEI;
  • ensure that business conditions on PEI, including red tape reduction, regulatory alignment and investment support help successful start up and acceleration;
  • reach into key tourism markets in the USA, Europe and Asia; and
  • Build our worldwide reputation as "Canada's Food Island."

Structure and Employees

Culture and Heritage
Economic and Population Growth
Finance and Administration
Labour and Industrial Relations

The mandate of the section is to assist in providing a stable and fair workplace environment for industry and labour thus maintaining uninterrupted production of goods and services. This section includes the Labour Relations Board, the Employment Standards Board, the Office of the Employer Advisor, the Office of the Worker Advisor and the Workers Compensation Appeal Tribunal.

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Employment Standards Board
Employment Standards Branch
Office of the Employer Advisor
Office of the Worker Advisor
Workers Compensation Appeal Tribunal
Minister's Office
Museum and Heritage Foundation
Project ART
Workforce Development
Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture
Minister's Office
Deputy Minister
CEO, Tourism PEI
Executive Assistant to the Minister
Senior Communications Officer

General Inquiries

Department of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture
3rd Floor North, Shaw Building
105 Rochford Street
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

Phone: 902-368-5540
Fax: 902-894-0342