Prince Edward Island Resources

These resources apply ONLY to Prince Edward Island.

For more resources that apply to ALL of Canada, including Prince Edward Island, see: Canada Resources

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Prince Edward Island ISET agreement holders

Prince Edward Island ISET program scope

Indigenous Skills Employment Training (ISET), previously known as ASETS, funding typically pays for tuition, books, fees, equipment & supplies for:

  1. up to six month job trade skill courses, e.g. construction, plumbing, electrician, welding
  2. two year college diploma, e.g. practical nursing
  3. the last year of a university program, bachelor, masters, doctorate
  4. possibly high school upgrade GED

Skills training programs that give certificates or diplomas and are specifically recognized and accepted by the industry are usually
eligible for ISET funding.

Some ISET groups also cover:

  1. wage subsidy to specific employer to help qualified person obtain employment in their chosen field
  2. apprenticeships
  3. summer student
  4. self employment
  5. applicants that can demonstrate great financial need may submit documentation requesting funding for travel / living expenses

For specific lists of which affiliations are served in Prince Edward Island, see:

List of Prince Edward Island ISET agreement holders

CityGroupContactPhoneEmail
Charlottetown Mi'kmaq Confederacy of PEI Sherri Barrett902-626-3209sbarrett@mcpei.ca
Charlottetown Native Council of PEI (NCPEI) Nancy MacLean902-892-5314humanresources@ncpei.com

Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC)

The Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) has ISET funding to pay for skills training, similar to CAP.

The key difference is that NWAC is FOR WOMEN ONLY, all affiliations, Status, Non-Status, Métis & Inuit.

NWAC ISET (previously known as ASETS) program scope

NWAC ISET funding typically pays for:

  1. six month job trade skill courses, e.g. construction, plumbing, electrician, welding
  2. two year college diploma, e.g. practical nursing
  3. the last year of a university program, bachelor, masters, doctorate
  4. possibly high school upgrade GED

Skills training programs that give certificates or diplomas and are specifically recognized and accepted by the industry are usually
eligible for ISET funding.

NWAC Prince Edward Island affiliate: Aboriginal Women's Association of PEI (website)

Lennox Island contact is: Samantha Lewis, 902-831-3059, asetsl@awapei.org

Prince Edward Island Non-Status First Nation Resources

These ISET funded groups are available to Prince Edward Island Non-Status First Nation.

See additional resources in Quick Start Guide

Prince Edward Island Métis Resources

NB: There does not appear to be a Métis Association in Prince Edward Island.

Other Métis Resources

See additional resources in Quick Start Guide

Prince Edward Island Inuit Resources

These ISET funded groups are available to Prince Edward Island Inuit.

ITK has an education training program for all Inuit, see: ITK Amaujaq

See additional resources in Quick Start Guide

PEI refers students to the Canada Student Loan & Grant Program (website)

You must live in Prince Edward Island for 1 year to be eligible.

Benefits:

The nearest Friendship Centers are: NB NS

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Updated: 2020/03/09