Employment Assistance Service

Provided by: Immigrant and Refugee Services Association Prince Edward Island - AKA: IRSA; IRSAPEI; Formerly PEIANC; Formerly PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada; Immigrant & Refugee Services Association

Service Description

Employment counsellors help newcomers to Canada prepare for job searching in PEI by sharing information about the Canadian job market and opportunities, identifying educational options, and explaining how to become licensed in a specific profession. Includes:
  • Providing information on employment and job search topics
  • Help developing a Canadian-style resume and cover letter
  • Teaching clients how to job search or find volunteer opportunities
  • Locating career skills building opportunities
  • Assistance applying for available wage subsidy programs
Services are offered out of Charlottetown and Summerside offices * Staff are available to visit clients living in rural locations as needed


Registered clients of IRSA who are living in PEI and are legally entitled to work in Canada
No fees
How to Access:
People who are not registered clients can book an appointment with an Intake Worker to become clients for free * Existing clients can drop in, call or contact through website to make an appointment
Documents Required:
Permanent Resident card or Working Permit
English * French * Interpreters available
Coverage Area:
Prince Edward Island

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