Workforce, Advanced Learning and Population

About us

The Department of Workforce, Advanced Learning and Population focuses on expanding the workforce through local training, international recruitment, and support for various sectors, while also enhancing healthcare, education and community support programs to ensure sustainable growth across Prince Edward Island.

Some of the priorities in the mandate are:

  • Create local training opportunities for healthcare related programs in communities across the province;
  • Continue to fund open-source educational resources to reduce the cost of education for post-secondary students;
  • Create an Upskilling and Re-Skilling Fund to work with employers to create unique opportunities to get more people into the workforce through mentorship and training opportunities by working with sector champions;
  • Establish the necessary regulations to proclaim the Temporary Foreign Worker Protection Act and add a Temporary Foreign Worker Protection Officer position to ensure temporary foreign workers are treated with respect and fairness;
  • Expand programming with the Construction Association of PEI to provide more pathways for Islanders to enter the construction workforce and make investments to support international recruitment efforts to support the industry in accessing foreign talent to help with creating more housing units across the province.

Learn more about our department

Workforce, Advanced Learning and Population
Minister's Office
Deputy Minister
Executive Assistant to the Minister and Deputy Minister
Senior Communications Officer

General Inquiries

Department of Workforce, Advanced Learning and Population
5th Floor North, Shaw Building
105 Rochford Street
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

Phone: 902-368-4250
Fax: 902-368-4242