Key Employment Resources
The provincial and federal governments offer resources to help you find meaningful employment. The following government resources are a great place to start your job search. The resources provided here can help you search for jobs, prepare for interviews, improve your resume, and more. If you are unsure where to start your job search, please contact the Career Development Services (https://cdspei.ca/) office nearest you.
For more resources and services for job seekers and employers, visit The Employment Journey on PEI (https://employmentjourney.com/resources-services-for-job-seekers/).
Rural Community Learning Inc.
Rural Community Learning Inc. manages two Employment Resource Centres in West Prince. The centres provide employment assisted services to unemployed or under employed individuals in Western PEI.
PEI Public Service Commission
The PEI Public Service Commission offers information on a diverse selection of rewarding careers in the Prince Edward Island provincial government, health sector, and other areas of the public service.
ResourceAbilities is dedicated to promoting the full participation and inclusion of people with disabilities in Island society. ResourceAbilities can help with education, employment, and other services.
WorkPEI makes it easier to find jobs that meet your education and experience. Use this site to filter your job search by source, keyword, location, and category. Employers can use WorkPEI to post available job listings.
Government of Canada Job Resources
The Government of Canada has several different resources for finding job opportunities in the federal government and with employers across the country.
Immigrant & Refugee Services Association Prince Edward Island
Immigrant & Refugee Services Association Prince Edward Island (IRSA) provides Employment Assistance Service (EAS) for newcomers. EAS works collaboratively with other IRSA departments (Community Connections Program, Newcomer Settlement Services, Cultural Inclusion Training, Youth Settlement Services, and the Community Engagement Team) to provide an integrated, wrap-around employment service tailored to meet the specific barriers faced by newcomers to Canada.
Employment Assistance Services
SkillsPEI works closely with a number of External Service Providers who assist unemployed individuals to prepare for, obtain and maintain employment. SkillsPEI maintains a directory of External Service Providers throughout PEI.
SkillsPEI is a Division of the Department of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture. It was established in 2009 to manage the design and delivery of employment and skills development programming funded by the Canada-Prince Edward Island Labour Market Development Agreement and Canada-PEI Workforce Development Agreement.
Provincial Government Employment Resources
The provincial government provides jobs site provides information on seeking jobs within government, learning trades, earning certifications, self-employment, employment standards, and much more.
The Employment Journey on PEI
The Employment Journey on PEI provides resources and services for job seekers and employers, including job postings, industry information, information on self-employment, and resources specifically tailored for new residents.
Career Development Services Inc.
Career Development Services (CDS) has offices in Charlottetown, Three Rivers, O’Leary, Souris, and Summerside. CDS staff can help you search for jobs, prepare for interviews, help improve your resume, teach you about different careers and the local labour market, explore training and funding opportunities, and assess your skills and abilities. Visit the CDS website to learn more and find a location near you.