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Employment Standards Board accepting feedback on minimum wage annual review
Island residents are invited to provide their input on minimum wage. Residents can send their feedback by email or by fax (902-368-5476) by June 15, 2023. Written submissions can also be mailed to: Hazel Walsh-Scott Employment Standards Board PO Box 2000, 161 St Peters Road Charlottetown, PE C1A...
New free respite care training program available
Canadian citizens and permanent residents in PEI can receive training to become a respite care professional at no cost through a new program. In partnership with Holland College, Your Life Design Inc. will be delivering the Respite Care Professional (RCP) program. The 10-week hybrid program is...
More employment opportunities available in rural PEI
Businesses and not-for-profit organizations can increase economic development in rural areas of Prince Edward Island with support from a program offered by the Employment Development Agency. The Rural Enhancement Employment Program , previously known as the Rural Jobs Initiative, will continue to...
Funding for businesses helps extend tourism season
A new funding program is available for tourism businesses to invest in ways that will help extend the tourism season on Prince Edward Island. The Tourism Seasonal Extension Program will provide a grant for tourism operators that meet the eligibility requirements. Funding will be given to operators...
Regulation changes to support workers
Changes have been made to the, Emergency Leave Regulations, under the, Employment Standards Act, to ensure workers have job protection when they are sick. Emergency Leave under the, Employment Standards Act, was originally introduced during the pandemic to provide job-protected leave to employees...
Feedback wanted on the Employment Standards Act
Island residents are invited to have their say on the, Employment Standards Ac, t. The Employment Standards Act Comprehensive Review Panel began reviewing the act in October 2021 and is now seeking feedback from the public. The panel has prepared an interim report to help guide public consultations...
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...
Minimum wage to increase twice in 2023
Prince Edward Island’s minimum wage will reach $15 per hour by the end of next year. The first increase will be by 80 cents on January 1, 2023 to $14.50 per hour. The second increase will be 50 cents on October 1, 2023 to $15.00 per hour. The Employment Standards Board reviews minimum wage annually...
Meet Teresa Tu, Employer Outreach Officer with the Office of Immigration
Teresa Tu provides support to Island business owners by connecting them with global talent when they are having trouble filling job vacancies locally. “We help businesses grow and succeed by connecting employers with international recruits who have unique skills to help Island businesses thrive...