Registration Form


Youth participating in the program get to benefit from an orientation week, during which they have the opportunity to explore the following themes:

  • Exploration of various Island communities
  • Profiles and career choices
  • Networking
  • Employability
  • Self knowledge
  • And more

During this exploration week, participants have the opportunity to undergo a number of personal development experiences. By listening to various speakers, hearing a number of testimonials by former participants and visiting a number of work sites, the participants get to meet key players from the Anglophone and Francophone communities. They are also informed about various organizations that can help them to set up a business and to provide them with information on the steps they need to take to settle in Prince Edward Island.

Work placements

The search for an appropriate work placement is carried out in collaboration with the PERCÉ coordinator. After their orientation week, the participants are placed in a business, organization or governmental department that does business in the students' fields of study.

Objective: To give youth an opportunity to acquire new knowledge and skills pertinent to their career. They also have the chance to establish a network of contacts in their field of studies.

Duration: 8 to 12 weeks, usually starting at the beginning of June and ending in late August.

Salary: The program usually pays a portion of the trainee's salary and the employer pays the remaining portion.

Who can participate?

Participants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be 30 years old or younger;
  • Have acquired or are in the process of acquiring a college or university diploma;
  • Are originally from Prince Edward Island or at least have graduated from high school on PEI;
  • *Priority will be given to those who are able to speak French (If selected, the candidate will have to demonstrate his/her ability to do so with the coordinator).

How do I apply to participate?

If you are interested in participating in the PERCE PEI program, you must fill in the Registration Form, either directly on line or print it and send it by the following means by March 31st:

By mail:

C.P. 7
48, chemin Mill
Wellington, PE C0B 2E0

By phone: 902-854-3439
By fax: 902-854-3099

Selection process

The selection committee, made up of community people, employers and staff of the PERCÉ PEI Program, review the requests and choose participants according to the above-mentioned criteria. Afterwards, we take the necessary steps to find an appropriate job placement in an Island business or organization. This process is carried out in collaboration with those who have been chosen to participate in the program.

Description of PERCÉ program

Testimonal by former PERCÉ participant