PEI Connectors offer support services to businesses owned and operated by immigrant entrepreneurs and connects job-seekers, new Islanders and new graduates to business and community leaders in order to grow professional networks and expand career opportunities on the Island.
Our mission is to help our clients overcome challenges that they may face due to unfamiliarity with the local business environment and a lack of professional connections. To achieve this, we connect them with our network of Volunteer Connectors, which includes mentors, business leaders, community partners, and other supporters.
Our services are available throughout Prince Edward Island (PEI) at no cost in English, Mandarin, Spanish, and Persian to encourage connections and provide necessary resources to entrepreneurs and job-seekers.
Personalized One-on-One support: Our dedicated Program Officers meet with clients to understand their goals and provide tailored guidance to support them every step of the way in their entrepreneurial and/or job-seeking journey!
Networking Assistance: Our well-connected Program Officers help connect clients with our Volunteer Connectors, who're established business and community leaders. We also offer clients free small-group networking sessions and speed networking sessions!
Free Educational Programming: We offer clients the opportunity to attend a diverse range of free information sessions. These sessions cover topics essential to both entrepreneurial and job-seeking endeavours, equipping clients with valuable knowledge!
The PEI Connectors program provided wings that helped my company get off the ground. PEI Connectors meant networking was much easier: They organized lots of events, lectures, and meetings – I asked if I could meet specialists in the construction business, and they made it happen. I want to thank them for all their help.Entrepreneur Client
The Connectors program had mixers and trips to successful businesses on the island. I did a lot of networking there and put my resume out to the positions I found. This led to my first role on the Island.Job-seeker Client
They’ve all [PEI Connectors team] been very, very helpful. They organized meetings so newcomers working on business plans could connect with members of different business sectors about opportunities and learn from their experiences. We learned everything we needed to know.Entrepreneur Client
My Program Officer encouraged me to try and try and try, and coached me through job applications and interviews. Now, I got my right position. I am really happy!Job-seeker Client
The program officers were very, very helpful; they told us who to contact and arranged seminars to help us learn about how to start and buy a business.Entrepreneur Client
International Students should take advantage of services like PEI Connectors. Not only do they help students gain experience, they help them get more familiar with the Canadian working culture and help them settle more than before.Job-seeker Client