Grant Name: Career Connect





Prior to the start day of your training program


This program provides individuals who qualify for regular Employment Insurance benefits an opportunity to continue to receive those benefits while attending full-time postsecondary studies within Canada for the duration of their claim.


If you are unemployed, attending full-time, post-secondary studies and meet all of the following criteria you are eligible to apply for the program. You must:

  • be legally authorized to work in Canada (Canadian citizen or permanent resident);
  • be a Prince Edward Island resident;
  • be in receipt of or eligible for a regular EI claim;
  • be out of secondary school (high school) for a minimum of 12 months;
  • have developed a plan with a case manager to return to full-time studies to increase your skills;
  • be accepted to a full-time training program within Canada;
  • have the financial resources to pay for all training costs including tuition, books, etc.

How to Apply?

You must meet with a case manager and develop a Return-to-Work Action Plan. Your case manager will assist you through the application process. To be approved, we will need:

  • Completed Career Connect application form:
  • Return-To-Work Action Plan prepared by your case manager (Employment Assistance Services);
  • Enrolment letter from the post-secondary institution

Funding Amount


Processing Fee



Prince Edward Island, Canada
Student Aid

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