Resident Care Worker Support Program

The Resident Care Worker support program was developed as one of the initiatives to address the shortages within the public, private and non-profit sector of resident care workers. The program will provide financial assistance, including free tuition for the school year to eligible individuals to help them complete a post-secondary certificate or diploma and transition to sustainable employment.

Who is Eligible to Participate?

If you live in Prince Edward Island and are unemployed, underemployed or self-employed and lack the necessary skills to secure sustainable employment you may be eligible to participate in this program.

You are eligible to apply if you are:

  • legally authorized to work in Canada (Canadian citizen or permanent resident); or
  • a protected person within the meaning of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act;
  • other criteria may apply

How Do I Apply?

  1. To determine suitability and to apply for financial assistance, 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. For resources on obtaining a case manager, please visit Employment Assistance Services 
  2. Apply for one of the upcoming courses at the three institutions in our province - Holland College, Collège de l'Île, or Marguerite Connolly Training and Consulting.

When is my Application Due?

You must submit your application package and receive confirmation from SkillsPEI that you have been approved for the program before your course starts.

How Does the Program Work?

Effective April 1, 2022, for individuals interested in Resident Care Workers programs, SkillsPEI will pay 100% of your tuition costs. You may also be eligible to receive financial supports while participating in training.

This information is a general guide for applicants. Applications received by SkillsPEI will be assessed against additional program criteria to determine eligibility.

Where Can I Get More Information?

Call SkillsPEI's general inquiries line at 1-877-491-4766 or visit one of the SkillsPEI offices.

Application Forms

Training PEI - Healthcare Priorities Pilot Application

Funding Agreement

Funded by the Department of Workforce, Advanced Learning and Population through the Canada-PEI labour market agreements.

Published date: 
May 19, 2023
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