PEI launches Covid-19 Workforce Integration Fund
By Anthony Capkun
November 11, 2020 – The government of Prince Edward Island is seeking proposals from organizations on how they can help Islanders impacted by Covid-19 transition into—or return to—the workforce.
“We know this is an Island-wide issue and we must come together to create supports and solutions,” said Matthew MacKay, minister, Economic Growth, Tourism & Culture. “I encourage all organizations to submit their project ideas so that, together, we can help Islanders get work and keep our province moving forward.”
The Covid-19 Workforce Integration Fund will support innovative projects from organizations that help Islanders gain skills and knowledge so they can find long-lasting jobs, advance their careers and access entrepreneurship opportunities.
“This fund will provide support to projects and programs aimed at helping women, youth, and under-represented groups get back into the workforce,” said Hon. Natalie Jameson.
Each approved project will receive up to 100% funding for eligible costs to a maximum of $500,000.
The deadline for proposals is December 4, 2020, 2 pm Atlantic.