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PEI Farm Team Bursary
PEI Farm Team Student Bursary 
PEI Farm Team is an initiative aimed at helping farms find student to work during the Summer months of 2022. The program consists of a bursary of either $1000 or $2000. The program has been amended to allow for immediate family members to qualify for the bursary.

Are you ready to play on Team Food Island and earn a bonus ranging from $1000-$2000?

High school and post-secondary students working seasonal jobs in Seafood Processing, Agriculture or Aquaculture can earn a $1000-$2000 bonus by working a minimum of 250 hours (high school student and recent grade 12 grads) or 500 hours (post-secondary students).

Students returning to high school in the fall are eligible for a $1000 bonus payment, while those starting or returning to full-time post-secondary studies can qualify for a $2000 bonus.

Step 1: Register for the Student Work Bonus Program

Step 2: Apply for a job on our website.

Step 3: Work the minimum number of hours
(250 for high school students, 500 for post-secondary students).

Step 4: At the end of your work term, your employer pays you your bonus directly.


PEI Agriculture Sector Council
Sarah Jay
Tel: (902) 892-1091

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Digital Skills 4 Youth

Digital Skills 4 Youth

'Digital Skills 4 Youth PEI' (DS4Y PEl) is an internship opportunity for Island youth delivered by the Department of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture with funding support from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED). The DS4Y PEl program will focus on connecting recent graduates to meaningful employment and giving them the skills to succeed in the digital economy.

Employee Eligibility and Selection

Once approved to hire an intern under DS4Y PEI an employer will commence the hiring process. The employer is free to hire the intern they feel will best serve their needs, but they must meet the following criteria:

  • Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the internship
  • Have recently completed post-secondary studies, meaning a degree or diploma program from a recognized institution.
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person who has been granted refugee status.
  • Not in receipt of Employment Insurance during their internship and
  • Self-assess as unemployed or underemployed, meaning they are employed below their level of education and/or hold part-time employment
  • Not be an immediate family member of the employer

Application Process

To be considered for a DS4Y PEI intern opportunity the employer must provide SkillsPEI with;

  • A completed DS4Y PEI Application Form
  • A detailed job description - outlining the duties the intern can expect, the proposed wage and terms of employment, and how your company will be providing an experience which will contribute to intern's skill set


Through the DS4Y PEI funding, Skills PEI will provide the IHO with a maximum of $21,500 per intern in salary funds, understood to be 75% of the intern’s total salary.

SkillsPEI will also provide 'Digital Workplace Skills Training' to be completed during the internship. This will be supported at no cost to the IHO, although the IHO must agree to allow the intern to particpate.

Application Deadline

Skills PEI will now support applications on a first come, first served basis until program funds are committed.

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Atlantic Agriculture Hall of Fame

Atlantic Agriculture Hall of Fame 

Inductee Nomination and Selection

Induction into the Atlantic Agricultural Hall of Fame is a way of recognizing the contribution of an individual to the development of a specific commodity, a farm organization, the farm community, or to the enhancement of the agricultural industry in Atlantic Canada.


Farmers, those people involved in farm and rural organizations, business persons, Agrologists and scientists are all eligible for induction.

To be considered, an individual must be nominated by a member rural or agricultural organization.


Nominations will be accepted until June 1 of each year. A selection committee, established in each province, reviews the nominations and selects an individual to be honoured in that province each year. The remaining nominations will be carried forward for consideration in each of the subsequent five years pending approval of the nominating organization.


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Show your support

Help raise awareness about the National Workforce Strategic Plan

Our National Workforce Strategic Plan aims to address some of the most pressing labour issues in Canadian agriculture and agri-food. Want to support this work and raise awareness about the plan? Download our supporter badge – you can display it on your website or promote it over social media. 

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Open Farm Day 2022 Registration

The PEI Agriculture Awareness Committee invites you to become a PEI Agricultural Ambassador and participate in this year’s Open Farm Day being celebrated across Atlantic Canada on Sunday, September 18th. This is your opportunity to showcase your farm to islanders, your products, your contribution to a vibrant culture and economy, and, most importantly, the pride you take in your profession. Let’s make it our responsibility as agriculture producers to make sure that every Islander understands the work, knowledge, skills, and investment (personal and financial) in building a strong farming business that provides consumers with the highest quality PEI grown agricultural products.

Building on the success of the 2021 Open Farm Day, the Agriculture Awareness Committee is excited to offer a HYBRID delivery of this year’s event. You can choose to host an in-person open farm day taking place September 18, 2022 and/or participate in our virtual option.

Farms participating in a virtual Open Farm Day this year will partake in pre-filmed videos of your farm and will be contacted for a filming date in July. You will take the virtual audience on a tour of your farm while explaining and showing them a snapshot of your daily operations. Our staff will offer support by visiting your farm and looking after the filming/editing of the videos. We will be posting the pre-filmed videos on a joint Atlantic YouTube channel and our Facebook page on September 18th.

We are also looking for farms interested in hosting tours for Grade 3 classes the Friday before Open Farm Day (September 16, 2022). This will entail hosting one or multiple grade 3 classes for a 30-45 minute tour.

Any questions about this year’s Open Farm Day can be sent to

If you are interested in participating in Open Farm Day please fill out the following registration form and return it no later than July 8, 2022

Mail: Farm Centre, 420 University Avenue, Suite 113, Charlottetown, PE C1A 7Z5 


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Youth Employment and Skills Program
The Government of Canada is continuing to support Canadian agriculture and Canadian Youth by investing $13 million in the Youth Employment and Skills Program:
 The Program is now open and accepting applications.

Youth employment skills program.


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