Funding Available

Apply for professional development grants from the following groups:

Skills PEI

Workplace Skills Training Program

Workplace Skills Training is a program developed for private sector employers to train new or existing employees to develop their skills and align with the needs of the business. SkillsPEI can contribute up to 50% of the direct training costs. You and or your employer will be required to contribute the remaining 50%. At the end of the training, the employee should have developed skills to meet the demands of today's economy. There is no deadline for applications under the Workplace Skills Training program. Applications are accepted and processed on an ongoing basis.   

Apply and read more about the program by visiting the Skills PEI website

Innovation PEI

  • Business or marketing planning, not to exceed $1,000; or
  • Management skills training, not to exceed $500, in business areas such as accounting and finance, HR, marketing and production.

Visit the Innovation PEI website


CBDC has an Entrepreneur Training fund which can cover up to 90% of the training costs to a maximum of $2,000.

Visit the CBDC website  


If you are UPEI staff or faculty, find out what funding is available to you by visiting these links: 

Contract employees

CUPE employees

Faculty members

  • For information on submitting a Professional Development and Travel Reimbursement (PDTR) claim, please email

Canada Training Grant

  • People who take training for the purpose of upskilling or job training are eligible for the Canada Training Grant, a $250 refundable tax grant. 

Atlantic Immigrant Career Loan Fund (AICLF)

  • AICLF provides micro-loans to immigrants in Atlantic Canada to help fund professional development and training. Visit the AICLF website for more information.