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Jan 23, 2019
PEIANC's employment staff take the time to understand each Island employer's unique staffing needs, to identify the best newcomer employee candidate to meet those needs, and to recommend wage subsidy programs if you and the employee qualify for them.
Jan 18, 2019
For over two decades it has been well known that effective recruitment strategies are beneficial for organizational success. Evidence tells us that effective recruitment strategies lead to employees that are more satisfied with their job and committed to their organization (Latham & Leddy, 1987). In addition, effective recruitment strategies significantly reduces employee turnover (Buckley, Fedor, Veres, Wiese, & Caraher, 1998). How often these strategies are being used, however, is still to be seen. Although evidence has demonstrated that recruitment techniques can be tailored to a specific organization (Tanova, 2003), position (Mathews & Redman 2001), or labour market (Avery, 2003), a review of organizations’ recruitment practices shows a pattern of similarity, not differentiation.
Nov 23, 2018
For the most part, an employer or employee can end employment as long as written notice is given in advance
Sep 27, 2018
Whether an allowance for travel expenses is reasonable is a question of fact. You should compare the reasonable costs for travel expenses that you would expect your employee to incur against the allowance you pay to the employee for the trip.
Aug 10, 2018

In response to the federal government’s decision to legalize cannabis, the Government of Prince Edward Island has created policies to reduce the illegal market for cannabis, to help Islanders make an informed choice, and to protect the public health and safety of our citizens.


Jul 18, 2018

The Government of Canada has announced that effective October 17, 2018, Canadians will be able to consume cannabis recreationally without criminal penalties.  

Mar 13, 2018
In the unfortunate circumstance whereby an employee passes away, it can be difficult to know what to do next.  Here is what you should know.
Mar 9, 2018

Are you struggling to determine whether or not to deduct Canada Pension Plan (CPP) contributions, employment insurance (EI) premiums, and income tax on the special payments you make to your employees or recipients?  

Dec 22, 2017

Canadians are witnessing a growing interest among government and private-sector organizations in adopting systems that use biometric characteristics to automatically identify people or verify their identity. But whether a fingertip, a face or an iris is being scanned, what’s being collected is personal information about an identifiable individual.

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has prepared this primer on biometrics and the systems that use them. It also describes some of the privacy implications raised by this emerging field, as well as measures to mitigate the risks. 

Oct 20, 2017

Employers are allowed to make certain deductions from an employees pay according to legislative requirement such as Income Tax, Employment Insurance (EI) premiums, and the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) contributions.  Did you know that other deductions may also be allowed? 

Sep 28, 2017

Still Looking for Workers? Consider Reaching Out to the Passport to Employment Program.

Passport to Employment program is an employment program developed to help unemployed mature workers develop job search and employment skills that assist them to re-enter the workforce. 

Mar 16, 2017
Canada Job Grant is a training program developed for employers.  The Canada Job Grant provides employers with financial assistance to train new or existing employees to develop their skills that align with needs of the business.
Jan 16, 2017

Employers and employees should be aware of their rights and responsibilities as it relates to Sunday Shopping and work schedules. Read more for details.

Sep 23, 2016

The PEI Human Rights Act states that an employer shall not discriminate between employees by paying one employee less than another for substantially the same work requiring the same level of education, skill, experience, effort and responsibility, and is performed under similar working conditions. When the jobs are “substantially the same,” the employer must pay the same rate of pay without regard to age, sex, or any other prohibited ground of discrimination.

May 31, 2016
Effective June 1,  2016, a new Minimum Wage Order has come into effect with the minimum wage being set at $10.70 per hour.
Mar 7, 2016
Raising the minimum wage will do little to reduce poverty mainly because most minimum-wage earners don’t live in low-income households, suggests a new study by the Fraser Institute.
Feb 18, 2016

You are Invited!

Please see the below information on the upcoming Skills PEI Job/Career Fairs. We hope you can join us to set up a booth at one or all of our locations!

There is no cost to attend, and there will be 40-50 employers and organizations from all different sectors at the Charlottetown location.

Feb 1, 2016


The deadline for employers to file their registration renewal with the Workers Compensation Board is February 28, 2016. Employers should submit their 2015-2016 registration renewal by the deadline in order to avoid being assessed a penalty for late filing.
Registration can be renewed electronically using the Workers Compensation Online Services:

Nov 23, 2015

By: Paul E. Broad and Pamela M. Hillen

It is that time of year again when thoughts are turning to seasonal and holiday celebrations. Whether these celebrations are large or small, it is important that employers take proactive steps to ensure the health and safety of their employees who attend office parties or other celebrations. In this FTR Now, we provide employers with a checklist of measures to consider implementing to help plan a safe holiday celebration for all.

Oct 28, 2015
The Workers Compensation Board (WCB) of Prince Edward Island is taking steps to provide more support to injured workers by eliminating a 2 day waiting period before benefits begin.

"Eliminating the wait period will provide wage loss benefits to all workers from the day following an accident," said Stuart Affleck, Chair of the Workers Compensation Board. "This measure will have a direct impact on our most vulnerable injured workers who might not have access to sick leave benefits during this timeframe."

Sep 29, 2015
A federal election has been called for October 19, 2015. Under the Canada Elections Act ("Act") all employees who are electors – Canadian citizens who are 18 years of age or older – are entitled to three (3) consecutive hours on election day during voting hours to cast their vote. In this FTR Now, we provide employers with guidance on their obligations under the Act.
Sep 16, 2015

Introducing the “Ask the Panel” HR Series for Small Business
Mental Health and Wellness in the Workplace

Aug 12, 2015
The CSA identified thirteen factors that help determine whether an employer is providing a safe environment.  Review the thirteen criteria and see how you rank....
Jul 8, 2015
Effective July 1,  2015, a new Minimum Wage Order has come into effect with the minimum wage being set at $10.50 per hour.
Sep 14, 2012

The PEI Employment Standards Act covers the basic requirements for employees and employers, but as an employer do you understand them?

Although there have been no changes made to the legislation since October 2010, there are many misconceptions or unknown facts regarding the Employment Standards Act. Learn more about three of the more common items.

Aug 15, 2012

PRPP, if you haven’t heard the new acronym already, stands for Pooled Registered Pension Plan.  These new investment vehicles were announced in December 2010 to much initial fanfare from the Finance Minister’s office, with the approval of the Canadian business sector generally, as a major step forward in the evolution of pension administration in Canada. 

Jul 10, 2012
By now we all seem to know that social media can represent an opportunity to make innovative and cost-conscious contributions to an organization. I sense, however, that my counterparts would also agree that social media extends well beyond the marketing and sales function of a business.