About: Workforce and Advanced Learning

The Department of Workforce and Advanced Learning works with all ministries towards greater prosperity and enhanced employment opportunities for Islanders. The department is focused on the continued development of a skilled workforce, a culture of entrepreneurship, and the recruitment and retention of a talented and productive population. It also works to grow the population through the recruitment of newcomers, the resettlement of former Islanders, and the retention of young Islanders as long-term residents and citizens of Prince Edward Island. 

Some of the priorities in this mandate are to: 

  • Drive the overall plan for economic prosperity, including: growth in knowledge-based industries, fostering a culture of entrepreneurship, contributing to the PEl sales effort, and recruiting and retaining the population needed to meet these goals
  • Build a population and workforce strategy with an objective of growth in key economic sectors and GDP growth above the national average
  • Develop policies and improved efforts on migration, especially the repatriation of Islanders,  immigration and increased retention
  • Establish more detailed labour market projections for PEl 
  • Develop long-term plans for higher education to increase opportunities for young Islanders

Structure and Employees

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
Population Development and Strategic Initiatives
Post Secondary and Continuing Education
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Apprenticeship Training
GED, Literacy and Essential Skills
Private Training Schools
Student Financial Services
SYnC Youth Initiative
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Forum of Labour Market Ministers (FLMM) Secretariat
Kings and Queens County
Passport to Employment Program
Prince County
Workforce and Advanced Learning
Deputy Minister
Administrative Assistant
Administrative Assistant
Chief Financial Officer
HR Manager - Communities, Land & Environment and Workforce & Advanced Learning
Senior Communications Officer

General Inquiries

Department of Workforce and Advanced Learning
3rd Floor, Shaw Building
105 Rochford Street
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

Phone: 902-368-6290
Fax: 902-368-6340