PEI Farm Team was created to help Island farmers fill seasonal labour needs by connecting farmers in need or workers with students in need of summer jobs.
This year, due to the additional labour challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the provincial government has doubled the bursary incentive to $1000 for students returning to grades 11 or 12 in the fall of 2020, and $2000 for students starting or returning to post-secondary education in the fall.
The provincial government pays for 87.5% of this bursary, with the employer covering just 12.5%.
The provincial government is in the process of creating a website to help match farmers with willing workers, but in the meantime please feel free to get in touch with us below if you are looking to hire students.
We recommend that farmers interested in taking advantage of this program complete the Employer Application Form and return it to Skills PEI.
When you find a student you wish to hire under the bursary program, they will need to complete the Student Participant application form.
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