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Agriculture Industry Training Class 3 & Class 1
Available Training... registration happening now for February 2024! Next available training date will be July 2024

 Class 3A

From field to road…do you have employees that drive your trucks, but don’t have their licenses? We are looking for experienced drivers that would like to obtain their Airbrakes and Class 3A license. 

Draft Schedule:
Day 1- Airbrake theory
Day 2- Review of Airbrakes and Airbrake test, Preform a pre-use inspection (dependant on Dept. of Hwy testing availability)/ Driving 
Day 3- Driving
Day 4- Driving/test day (dependant on Dept. of Hwy testing availabiltity and readiness)
Day 5- Driving/test day (dependant on Dept. of Hwy testing availabiltity and readiness)

Requirements- must have valid truck driving experience

Registration is now open, limited seating available. To sign up, contact the PEI Agriculture Sector Council at 902-892-1091 or e-mail: jobseast@peiagsc.ca

Please note these requirements must be completed before you will be given a training date:

  • Medicals must be completed and submitted to Access PEI
  • Invoice must be paid to PEIAgSC
  • Name, copy of license and date of birth must be submitted to PEIAgSC to be able to book your testing time
You will not be permitted into training until all of the above requirements have been met. 
Thanks for your understanding,
Laurie Loane
Executive Director
Prince Edward Island Agriculture Sector Council
Farm Centre, 420 University Avenue, Suite 113
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7Z5
Phone: (902) 892-1091
Fax: (902) 892-1891
E-mail: laurie@peiagsc.ca
Web: www.peiagsc.ca

PEI Farm Technician Apprenticeship Program
The PEI Farm Technician Apprenticeship Program is a Blue Seal Trade that provides Farm Employees an opportunity to gain important skills and experience to use in the Agriculture Industry!

In order to enter the program a person must ....
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Have Grade 12 of Equivalent Education (or willing to obtain during the program)
  • Be working on a farm with an employer will to Mentor
  • Have at least 1000 hours work in the Agrcilture Industry

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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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Free PEI HR Toolkit


What You Need To Know

The following employment related legislation is the legal foundation for provincially regulated employers:

  • Employment Standards Act
  • Human Rights Act
  • Youth Employment Act
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Workers Compensation Act
  • Privacy Act

Depending on the nature of your business, other pieces of legislation may also apply to your workplace. At a minimum, employers need to comply with all legislation.  Many employers will have internal policies and procedures to communicate rights, roles, and responsibilities on a number of different matters, including those required by legislation.

Policies identify the broad principles/standards for expected workplace action, behaviour, and/or compliance.  The procedure may outline step-by-step instructions, such as templates, forms, or simple visual aids.

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P.E.I. AGRICULTURE EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR AWARD 2023 Sponsored by: T&K Fire & Safety Ltd.
Sponsored by: T&K Fire & Safety Ltd.

The ideal candidate for this award is an agricultural employer that goes above and beyond to ensure that their employees have a positive work experience. The candidate will have demonstrated a tremendous level of support and dedication to employees working on their farm operation.
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P.E.I. AGRICULTURE EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR AWARD 2023 Sponsored by: Kool Breeze Farms
Sponsored by: Kool Breeze Farms

The ideal candidate for this award is an agricultural employee that makes an invaluable contribution to any farm operation. The candidate will have demonstrated a strong work ethic and shown dedication and commitment to the agricultural industry.
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P.E.I. Department of Agriculture
 Minister’s Dedication to Agriculture Award 2023

Deadline Fast Approaching!
December 15, 2023

The ideal candidate for this award is an agricultural employee that through long serving dedication, devotion, involvement and thoughtfulness has contributed to the success and long term profitability of the agriculture enterprise.


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CAHRC - Agri Talent
 CAHRC’s AgriTalent program supports the development of connections between post-secondary students, employers in agriculture and post-secondary institutions and contributes towards preparing a job-ready workforce for the Canadian agriculture industry. As part of this program, subsidized Work Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunities connect employers with post-secondary students to ensure higher participation by post-secondary students within the industry with special focus on including under-represented and equity-seeking groups.


Work Integrated Learning is an important component in attracting youth to the Canadian agriculture industry. CAHRC’s Growing Opportunities Student Wage Subsidy Program empowers employers to hire post-secondary students as part of the work-integrated learning components of their academic courses. The Program also presents activities such as webinars, networking sessions, business case competitions to engage students and post-secondary institutions with the industry and improve their job readiness.

The Government of Canada, through CAHRC’s Growing Opportunities project, is offering up to $7500 or 75% in subsidies when employers hire an eligible student for a Work Integrated Learning opportunity through the Outcome Campus Connect platform.

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Student Summer Employment Programs

Student Summer Employment Programs

PEI employers who hire students during summer may qualify for the employee wage subsidy offered through two separate student employment programs:

  1. Jobs for Youth Program 
    Through the Employment Development Agency (EDA), this program supports students aged 15-29 working 8-12 weeks during summer and. Students must be returning to school in the Fall. 
  2. Post-Secondary Student Program 
    Through SkillsPEI, supports full-time post-secondary students working a minimum of 12 to a maximum of 18 weeks during the summer. The exact number of weeks designated per placement will be based on factors such as but not limited to: position, wage, and the likelihood of opportunity for experiential learning. Students must be entering or returning to full-time post-secondary studies in the Fall.  
    • Priority will be given to employers able to demonstrate they will provide post-secondary students with a valuable experiential learning opportunity related to the student's field of study (e.g. Pathways to Apprenticeship, Health-related occupations).
    • Experiential Learning opportunities are presented by employers who meaningfully contribute to and advance a student’s education through summer employment. Experiential learning could include: practical field-related skills; insight and knowledge that would benefit the student in their academic pursuits; and/or interactions with environments related to their field of study.

Deadline for applications for both programs is April 15, 2023.

Jobs for Youth 
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Jobs for Post Secondary 

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