OTHER P.E.I. CHAMBERS
Greater Charlottetown Chamber of Commerce 2021 Business Funding Directory
Covid-19 Support Information
Business Relief Programs & Grants:
Expanded Federal Programs for businesses and workers: (Dec 2021)
Provincial Programs for workers and self-employed Islanders: (Dec 2021)
Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) (CEBA loans to qualify for partial loan forgiveness is being extended from December 31, 2022, to December 31, 2023, for all eligible borrowers in good standing.)
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Co-Op Program at Kensington Intermediate Senior High
The Co-op program is for grade 11 and 12 students, and there is usually 12-25 students enrolled every semester. Co-op students must complete 60 hours of unpaid job experience, usually between 1:15 and 2:30pm each day. Call Todd at the school for more information, 902-836-8901.
SkillsPEI is a Division of the Department of Workforce and Advanced Learning. It offers programming for delivery of training and skills development programming funded by the Canada-Prince Edward Island Labour Market Development Agreement and Canada-PEI Job Fund Agreement. Skills PEI has programs for Job Seekers, Older Workers, Employers and Organisations.
Work PEI is a website for employers and employees to connect with one another. Employers can post job openings, or seek out potential employees based on skills and qualifications.
Holland College On-the-Job Training
Various Holland College programs require students to complete an OJT component. Local businesses can agree to take students on as paid or unpaid interns/employees for a period of time to help students earn school credit.
Opportunities PEI connects people who want to live in PEI with the resources to help build a career and a life in PEI.
Special Projects Program
All non-profit organizations in PEI and municipal and provincial government departments and agencies in PEI can apply for Special Projects wage funding to create employment opportunities for unemployed Islanders who have difficulty securing employment.
Jobs for Youth Program
The Jobs for Youth Program is designed to create jobs for Island students by assisting local organizations, businesses, and government departments to carry out projects which will benefit Island communities. The Program is funded by the Government of Prince Edward Island and administered by the PEI Employment Development Agency.
Canada Summer Jobs
Federal Government Funding Programs.
PEI HR ToolKit
Are you looking for information and tools to help you: Find and keep the workers you need? Work with younger generations? Create diverse and inclusive workplaces? Understand the basics of human resource management? Develop a succession plan? Learn about employment laws, benefits and compensation plans? Access financial and other supports for hiring workers?
Trade HERizons program is designed to increase women’s access to employment in non-traditional trades and technology. This is done by building positive relationships between employers, mentors and women interested in various trades and technology sectors.
Canada Business Network
The Canada Business Network’s mandate is to encourage business success through sound business planning, market research and the use of strategic business information. Some of the business research they have access to include industry profiles, economic and consumer trends, demographics, consumer and household spending, and in-market analysis on industries and products. Call 1-888-576-4444 to speak to a business officer.
Permits and Licenses
Do you know what licenses and permits are required to start or grow your business? Will you require a building permit? A site plan? An industrial waste registration? Do you have your sign approval, your septic tank permit?
BizPal is designed to answer these and many other questions in order to save you time, money and effort and help you focus on what is important in building your business.
Atlantic Chamber of Commerce
The Europe Market Development Program (EMDP) is a powerful advisory and consultation program that is helping Atlantic Canada exporters expand their presence and grow sales in new industry sectors and countries in Europe.
EMDP leverages new opportunities offered under Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), which provides preferential access to export opportunities and economic growth. https://www.atlanticchamber.ca/export-ready
The Asia Market Development Program (AMDP) is a powerful advisory and consultation program that is helping Atlantic Canada exporters expand their presence and grow sales in new industry sectors and countries in Asia.
The AMDP provides exporters with the in-market expertise and network to quickly identify opportunity and connect with qualified customers. Your company will work with a professional trade development consultant, based in Asia, to design a market-entry or market expansion strategy specifically for you.
In a matter of months, you can go from wondering where to begin developing sales in Asia, to meeting with potential customers or sales agents. If you have considered exploring new sales to Japan, South Korea, or any of the 10 ASEAN nations, the AMDP will leverage your resources with market information and strategies for establishing new business relationships in the identified Asian countries. https://www.atlanticchamber.ca/asia-export-ready