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Agriculture Industry Training

We were recently approved by The Department of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture to hold 3A training and Ag Train the Trainer (more info below) with 100% of the costs covered. Training registration will be handled on a first come, first served basis with available funding open to the Agriculture Industry. The training will be begin January 17th and be running until the end of March. If you would like to register please have your employer contact Erin McCardle at the PEI Agriculture Sector office at 902-892-1091 or jobseast@peiagsc.ca

 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 (written on site), Preform a pre-use inspection

Day 3- Driving and Testing for Class 3A (time scheduled test on site)

Day 4- Driving and Testing for Class 3A (time scheduled test on site)

Requirements- must have valid truck driving experience, but not licensed & Medical completed and returned

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


Ag Train the Trainer

PEIAGSC received a National Award from the Canadian Society of Safety Engineers for their “Agriculture Train the Trainer Project”

Overview of Agriculture Train the Trainer Training Program:

  • Training the Trainer, for all identified instructors
  • General Farm Safety Awareness
  • Joint OHS Committee Effectiveness
  • Working Alone
  • Confined Spaces
  • Safety Management
  • Emergency Situations

Train the Trainer training for ag workers on PEI will result in participating farms having staff fully trained and Certified in Safety, Code of Conduct, OHS, Farm Safety, their farms requirements for Joint Occupational Health & Safety Committees and to promote a safe workplace.

Training- 5 days with instructor Alvin Smith, ASTA or Stewart Franck, Workplace Performance Management

 Please have your farm/employer contact us directly for registration.

Other training opportunities that may become available pending interest and funding are:

  • Food Safety
  • Tractor Safety
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Standard First Aid
  • Defensive Driving
  • Forklift
  • Pesticides 
  • Supervisor Training
  • Mental Health in Agriculture
  • Perennia’s Food Safety Division


2021 Class 3A, Forklift, and Ag Train the Trainer!!
Are you interested in Class 3A, Forklift Training or Ag Train the Trainer programs?  

We are now taking names for 2021 training sessions!!

Please send us your name, farm name, phone number, email and prefer date and we will contact you as soon as we have Training dates confirmed. 

PEI Agriculture Sector Council:  902-892-1091

Email:  jobs@peiagsc.ca
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Forklift Training
Are you interested in Forklift Training for your workers?

If so, please contact us and put your name on our list. There is a minimum of 10 people required for a course to proceed, so as soon as we have that number of people signed up we will book a date and location for the Forklift Training. 

50% of the cost of the training is covered through Canada Job Grants, and the remaining 50% would be covered by you, the employer.

The theory portion is approx 3 hours and the practical portion is approximately 3 hours. All participants will receive a wallet card upon successfully completing the course and employers will receive a record of training for their records. Those who are between the ages of 14-16 will require written parental/guardian approval. 

If you are interested, please call Bryan at 902-892-1091 or email jobs@peiagsc.ca

2021 Award Winner

Congraulations to all award winners!!! 

The 2020 PEI Agriculture Sector Employee of the year was awarded to Eugene McInnis of Anglo, P.E.I.  
Eugene was nominated by his current employer; Peter Handrahan, West Prince Berry Co-op. Award is sponsored by Kool Breeze Farms.

 The 2020 PEI Agriculture Sector Employer of the year was awarded to G. W Vissers and Sons of Orwell. 
G.W Visser was nominated by Allan Glover. Award is sponsored by T&K Fire and Safety.

 The 2020 PEI Department of Agriculture and Land Minister’s Dedication to Agriculture Award was presented to Erland Millar.
Erlanhas been nominated by his employer Josh Dillman, Port Hill Milking Company of Tyne Valley.  Award is sponsored by P.E.I Dept. of Agriculture and Land

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 2019. The program consists of a bursary of either $500 or $1000. The program has been amended to allow for immediate family members to qualify for the bursary.
PEI Farm Team is a joint project involving the PEI Federation of Agriculture, the PEI Agriculture Sector Council and Skills PEI.

Funding for the Initiative is being provided by the PEI Department of Workforce and Advanced Learning in partnership of the PEI Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) and participating employers. 
PEI Farm Team Initiative will provide assistance in the form of a bursary or bonus that will be paid by the producer upon completion of the student work term. The assistance will be based upon a work term of approximately 250 hours for Grade 10 and 11 students and 500 hours for university or college students. Grade 12 students entering university or college must work between 250 and 500 hours over the summer period to be eligible for a bursary. 
Participating farms are responsible for finding, interviewing, and employing the participating students.
If you are interested in accessing the PEI Farm Team Student Bursary(s) for students working on your farm this summer, please see the attached PEI Farm Team Bursary application information sheet for more details, or contact one of the following:
Skills PEI
Tricia Martell
Tel: (902) 838-0675
PEI Farm Team
Chris LeClair
Tel: (902) 314-0623
PEI Agriculture Sector Council
Laurie Loane
Tel: (902) 892-1091

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