Start Growing Your Professional Network!

Need help finding a job in PEI? This highly effective networking program will put you directly in touch with Connectors — business owners and operators, managers, civil servants and community leaders in PEI who work in the same field as you.

Through one-on-one scheduled meetings with several Connectors you will have the opportunity to enhance your networking skills, build a professional network and improve your job search in PEI.

Can You Be A Connectee?

LINKEDIN PROFILE — All Connectees must have an active LinkedIn profile
WORK PEI — All Connectees must be registered with WORKPEI

Connectees can be any new Islanders and new graduates in the following categories:

Local & International Students

  • Have recently completed a post-secondary degree or diploma and/or are in the final year of a post-secondary program
  • Hold a valid work permit to be able to work in PEI
  • Currently live in PEI with the intent to work and stay in PEI
  • Have sufficient English or French language capability to be employable in PEI
  • Currently unemployed or under-employed

skilled workers/Immigrants

  • Have completed a minimum of a 1-year post-secondary education or training program and/or received a diploma, certificate or degree
  • Hold a valid work permit and have immigrated to Canada within the last five years
  • Currently live in PEI with the intent to work and stay in PEI
  • Have sufficient English or French language capability to be employable and functional in PEI
  • Currently unemployed or under-employed

Local Graduates

  • Have completed a post-secondary education or training program (college or university)
  • Have less than 3-5 years of work experience in their field and are actively job searching or have recently acquired a new trade/career
  • Currently live in PEI with the intent to work and stay in PEI
  • Currently unemployed or under-employed

As a Connectee, what benefits will you enjoy?

  • Direct contact with business owners and operators, managers, civil servants and community leaders with interests in the same field as yourself
  • Faster and more efficient job search
  • A professional network on which you can build and advance your career

How does it work for Connectees?

  • You meet with Connectors in one-on-one scheduled meetings
  • You ask questions and make note of current market demands and skills required in your field
  • After the meeting, you receive 3 more contacts in your field.
    Each of these contacts will in turn be asked to give you 3 more!!!
  • You receive honest feedback from Connectors through a PEI Network Manager
  • You can follow-up with Connectors and begin to develop your own personal network
Build a professional network
CONNECT TODAY

The success stories

Riley Aiello (Client & Connector)

Riley Aiello’s journey to post-secondary employment began during his time as a summer intern with PEI Network under the Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce. Holland College’s Learning Manager, Brenda Compton, connected Riley to the program manager of PEI Network, Alana Walsh. As part of his duties, Riley worked at the PEI Network booth during a job fair put on by Skills PEI. That was where he got talking with Gloria Welton of the Employment Journey of PEI, a magazine created to highlight job opportunities found throughout Prince Edward Island, and provide resources for both employers and potential employees.

Gloria learnt of his interest in human resources and informed him of an opening at the Construction Association of PEI. At that same fair, he got introduced to Sam Sanderson, who oversaw the hiring. A few months later, Riley accepted a position as the human resources advisor of the Construction Association of PEI (CAPEI).