Human Resources Planning Assistance

Recruiting and retaining employees is a key component to running a successful business.

The Human Resources Planning Assistance is designed to help your company to develop long-term human resource policies for the recruitment and retention of employees.

To support our Island businesses that are facing significant financial challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, Innovation PEI is increasing funding through this program for activities from November 1, 2020, to March 31, 2021.   We want to support investments that will help businesses adapt to a new normal and position them to capitalize on future economic recovery. 

Am I eligible for the Human Resources Planning Assistance?

This support is available to new and existing Island-based companies that:

  • Do not have a formal human resource policy
  • Have current policies that no longer meet the needs of the business or its employees
  • Are a sole proprietorship, partnership, cooperative, or a limited liability company

New project submissions from an applicant in default on any reporting, project completion or financial obligation to Innovation PEI will not be reviewed until a resolution to the default is reached.

What Activities are supported?

Eligible consultant costs for hiring outside human resource expertise to:

  • Assess your company’s existing human resource policies
  • Develop a human resource action plan

What level of assistance is available?

The assistance provides up to 50 per cent of eligible human resource consultant costs, to maximum assistance of $1,000 per business.  

For eligible activities from November 1, 2020, to March 31, 2021, Human Resource Planning Assistance provides up to 75% of the eligible costs to a maximum of $2,500 per business.   

Application must be submitted before any financial or legal commitment is made on the project. 

Human Resources Planning Application Form

*This information is provided for information purposes and is not comprehensive and reflective of all Innovation PEI policies.  Not all projects meeting the minimum assistance criteria outlined will receive funding.  Please consult with an Innovation PEI staff member for guidance specific to your company's situation. 
Published date: 
October 26, 2023
Innovation PEI

General Inquiries

Innovation PEI
94 Euston Street
PO Box 910
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7L9

Phone: 902-368-6300
Toll-free (North America): 1-800-563-3734
Fax: 902-368-6301

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