Free training programs and workshops for tourism industry

Together, the Government of PEI and Government of Canada are working with the Tourism Industry Association of Prince Edward Island to provide free training programs and workshops to support Island tourism operators impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“The past year has devastated tourism and has changed how businesses operate and communicate. We’ve worked with industry to understand the challenges and find opportunities to grow and adapt,” said Corryn Clemence, CEO of TIAPEI. “These training programs will offer industry across the Island, the opportunity to enhance their skills and learn new techniques for rebuilding their business into the future. We are thrilled to be partnering with both the Government of Canada and Government of Prince Edward Island to offer these programs to our industry.”

In the course of this year, a variety of free training programs and workshops will be available to operators, such as:

  • Social Media – How to Make the Most of your Online Presence
  • How to Adapt your Business
  • Product Development
  • Growing Revenues 
  • Digitizing your Operations
  • Diversity and Inclusion Training

“Our tourism operators here on the Island have been through a lot this year, and I know just how excited they will be to welcome back out-of-province visitors once it’s safe to do so,” said the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Member of Parliament for Cardigan. “It’s going to take everyone pulling in the same direction to make sure they can come through this as best they can, and I’m proud that we’re able to support TIAPEI in providing these opportunities for tourism operators.”

“Throughout the pandemic, we’ve continued to listen and respond to the needs of the tourism industry in any way we can. These training programs were created with direct input from the industry. They shared with us what skills they wanted to learn and build upon, and together with support from ACOA and TIAPEI, we are here to make it happen.”

-  Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture Minister Matthew MacKay

Minister MacAulay spoke on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA). The Government of Canada is supporting the project with a non-repayable contribution of $95,000 through ACOA's Business Development Program, with an additional $95,000 from the Government of Prince Edward Island.

Registration for the free training programs and workshops will be available for each session and will be as posted on the TIAPEI website.

Media contact:
Hillary MacDonald
Department of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture

Jana Parker Smith
Communications Manager, Prince Edward Island
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

General Inquiries

Department of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture
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PO Box 2000
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Phone: 902-368-5540
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