There have been some interesting discussions on the moving to PEI post regarding PEI jobs… Are jobs hard to find on Prince Edward Island? What’s the PEI job market like? Etc, etc.
Some of you who are considering moving to PEI and getting PEI jobs might find this list of top PEI employers useful. I have compiled this list briefly so feel free to add any additional PEI jobs in the comments.
Canada Revenue Agency
City of Charlottetown
City of Summerside
Government of Canada
Government of PEI
National Resource Council Canada
University of PEI
In addition to the above employers here are some great local job listing websites, which aggregate other ads:
As Johanna mentioned, PEI jobs are not difficult to find if you are diligent about your job search. That being said, bear in mind that the current unemployment rate on PEI is 12%, which is currently the highest unemployment rate in the country. Also note that this is a small province, which has fewer people than a large city would–thus you just aren’t going to find as many opportunities here as you would in a larger city.
The tourism and agricultural industries are two of the largest sources of jobs of PEI, and, of course, both of those are super seasonal, so there is a lot of unemployment in the winters.
When looking for PEI jobs many people look for work in Charlottetown and Summerside. There are, of course, other employers across the island, but the bulk of PEI jobs are in those two cities. A lot of people commute from the more rural areas into Charlottetown and Summerside for work.