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More supports for workers impacted by Hurricane Fiona
The province is launching a new emergency payment program for workers impacted by power outages caused by Hurricane Fiona who have not been eligible for other income support programs. The Emergency Income Payment for Remote and Impacted Workers is a one-time $500 payment for Islanders who work...
Program helps groups with clean up and displaced workers
Today, Government is launching the Emergency Jobs Initiative Program to support businesses, non-profit organizations, and municipalities through the recovery and clean up from Hurricane Fiona. The program will provide wage subsidy funding of 100 per cent for up to 4 weeks, at a maximum of $15 per...
Seeking graduates for internship program
Recent graduates can apply to a new internship program with the Department of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture that offers an engaging and valuable work experience. Starting in May, the Internship Development Program, is a one-year, full-time position for recent graduates who have completed a...
Minimum wage to increase
Prince Edward Island’s minimum wage will increase by 70 cents to $13.70 per hour on April 1, 2022. The Employment Standards Board reviews minimum wage annually and provides their recommendation to Government after the review is complete. To read the board’s report, visit www.princeedwardisland.ca/...
New business navigator is here to help
Government’s business navigator is ready to help guide business owners and entrepreneurs through the various provincial regulations associated with starting, owning, operating, and growing a business. The role of the business navigator is to ensure business owners and entrepreneurs are connected...
Government launches COVID-19 Workforce Integration Fund
Government is seeking proposals from organizations on how they can help Islanders impacted by COVID-19 transition into or return to the workforce. The COVID-19 Workforce Integration Fund will support innovative projects from organizations that help Islanders gain skills and knowledge so they can...
Construction industry launches next phase of Worker Recruitment Campaign
Industry growth and retirements to require 1200 workers over next four years, In the face of record levels of construction activity, recruitment and retention of skilled workers remains our top priority, says Terry Jeffery, incoming President of the Construction Association of Prince Edward Island...
Changes to Employment Standards Act take effect
Family-friendly amendments to the Employment Standards Act passed during the 2018 fall legislative session will come into effect on Saturday, December 29, 2018. Changes to the act include: • Extended parental leave from 12 months to 18 months to align with the federal employment insurance...
Province to Islanders living away: ‘Maybe you should come home’
The provincial government is asking Islanders living elsewhere to consider coming home. The month long campaign “Maybe You Should Come Home” https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/maybeyoushouldcomehome – after a lyric from Kinley Dowling’s song Golden Days – encourages Islanders living away to share...
Provincial government investing in Island’s future leaders
More Prince Edward Island students than ever before participated in a nationwide young leaders program supported by the provincial government. SHAD – named for the Aurora, Ontario creek where the program began – is a summer enrichment program hosted by 16 different universities each July that...