Essential Skills for Atlantic Fisheries – PEI






The Goals of ESAF are to:

  • Increase workplace essential skills of people entering and employed the fisheries sector.
  • Address local labour market and workforce challenges.
  • Help Islanders who are unemployed/underemployed find and maintain employment.
  • Create a training model that is innovative, sustainable, customizable and transferable to other communities across Prince Edward Island and Canada.


What We Have To Offer Employers:

  • Free training for your new and returning employees.
  • Free training for your supervisors and managers.
  • Increased productivity and reduced errors.
  • Wages subsidies for work placement terms.
  • To apply to be an employer please email or call 902-218-8484.


What We Have To Offer Participants:

  • Upgrade your skills and capabilities for the workplace.
  • Add a new certificate to your resume.
  • An opportunity for a paid work placement.
  • A new Chromebook Computer to keep upon completion of your training.
  • To apply to be a participant please email or call 902-218-8484.


The ESAF classroom training will cover the following topics:

Essential Skills for the Workplace

  • Working with others
  • Writing
  • Reading
  • Numeracy
  • Thinking
  • Oral communication
  • Computer use
  • Document use
  • Continuous Learning

Employability Skills

  • Attitude
  • Confidence
  • Accountability
  • Motivation
  • Time Management
  • Teamwork
  • Stress Management
  • Personal presentation
  • Adaptability

Mentoring in the Workplace and Leadership – these are training courses that will be provided for a team of your employees who you identify as your leaders/managers/mentors.

Chromebook Computer Training – we provide to all 5 week course participants.


Program Details:

  • The training curriculum for ESAF participants and mentors has been developed by the College of North Atlantic, Newfoundland.
  • Course facilitation for Prince Edward Island will be delivered by Workplace Learning PEI.
  • ESAF PEI Project Coordinator is Lily Reaman of PEI Literacy Alliance.
  • ESAF is funded by Canada’s National Essential Skills Initiatives.



ESAF Project Coordinator PEI
Office: 902-368-3620
Cell: 902-218-8484
Charlottetown, PEI
PEI Literacy Alliance