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

Minister's Office
Labour Market Research
Finance and Administration
Office of Recruitment and Settlement
Population Development
Post Secondary and Continuing Education
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Apprenticeship Training
GED, Literacy and Essential Skills
Private Training Schools
SYnC Youth Initiative
Student Financial Services
Deputy Minister's Office
SkillsPEI
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Prince County
Forum of Labour Market Ministers (FLMM) Secretariat
Passport to Employment Program
Kings and Queens County
Workforce and Advanced Learning
Minister's Office
Tel:
(902) 368-4801
Fax:
(902) 368-5277
Deputy Minister
Administrative Assistant
Administrative Assistant
Senior Communications Officer
Human Resources Manager - Communities, Land & Environment and Workforce & Advanced Learning
Strategic and Special Projects Senior Advisor
Chief Financial Officer
Finance and Administrative Support

General Inquiries

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

Phone: (902) 368-4240
Fax: (902) 368-4242

wal@gov.pe.ca