Passport to Employment

OVERVIEW
The Passport to Employment program is a 5-week program developed to help unemployed mature workers develop job search and employment skills that assist them to re-enter the workforce. At the end of the program, job seekers should have new skills to help them find work and continue to make a valuable contribution to the workforce in Prince Edward Island. SkillsPEI works with community organizations to deliver this program across the province.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE?
If you are an unemployed mature worker and need new job skills you are eligible to apply.

  • You must be legally authorized to work in Canada (Canadian citizen or permanent resident);
  • You must be between the ages of 55-64 (flexible).

HOW DO I APPLY?
The Passport to Employment Program application form is available at information sessions that are held regularly across PEI. Please contact SkillsPEI and we will advise you of the next information session that will be held in your area.

WHEN IS MY APPLICATION DUE?
You must complete the application form and provide it to our staff at the end of the information session. You will receive confirmation from SkillsPEI when you have been approved to start the program.

HOW DOES THE PROGRAM WORK?
During the program, you will receive a weekly allowance or your EI benefits.

This information is a general guide for applicants. Applications received by SkillsPEI will be assessed against additional program criteria to determine eligibility.

WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?
Call SkillsPEI's general inquiries line at 1-877-491-4766 or visit one of the following SkillsPEI offices:

Charlottetown
Atlantic Technology Centre
176 Great George Street, Suite #212
Charlottetown, PEI

Summerside
Access PEI
120 Heather Moyse Drive
Summerside, PEI

Montague
548 Main Street
Montague, PEI

O'Leary
Future Tech West
454 Main Street
O'Leary, PEI

FUNDING AGREEMENT
Funded by the Department of Workforce and Advanced Learning through the Canada-PEI labour market agreements.

Program information updated May 2018