Rural Jobs Initiative 

Department of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development, Government of Prince Edward Island

Applies only to: Prince Edward Island

If your business is in an eligible area of PEI, you could qualify to receive $12.30 an hour to hire an employee. This wage subsidy lasts for 14 weeks, based on a 40-hour week. Your share of Employment Insurance, Canada Pension Plan, and Workers' Compensation Premiums would also be covered. In order to qualify, your business needs to be involved in:

  • Processing natural products
  • Renewable energy
  • Aerospace
  • Bioscience
  • Information technology
  • Tourism
  • Trades
  • Craft production

For more information and to find out how to apply, please contact the Community Development Bureau near you.