WERC For Employers

Save Money, Increase Productivity, and Set Your Employees Up for Long-Term Success

The Workforce Employability Readiness Certificate (WERC) is an eight-week training program that matches job seekers with employers and prepares them for successful employment through workplace skills development. WERC focuses on developing key competencies that PEI employers identified as essential to workplace success in 2021, such as motivation, time management, communications and teamwork. The program also provides Coaching and Mentoring training for supervisors selected by the employer, to help support retention of new employees.

Workplace Learning PEI will pay participants a stipend for their classroom training. If employers are eligible, we may be able to identify wage subsidy programs to help fund the remaining weeks of on-the job training.

How does the program work?

The first step is to call Workplace Learning PEI for a 15-minute phone consultation. From there, our staff can work with you to develop a training plan tailored to your unique business needs.

Once you are satisfied with your training plan, you will begin hiring your WERC participants. Employers are responsible for recruitment but we may be able to assist you by matching you with job seekers who have registered for WERC training.

Shortly after hiring, WERC training begins. With assistance from a personal learning coach, participants undergo eight weeks of training delivered both in class and on-the-job, while supervisors selected by the employer receive Coaching and Mentoring training.


What are the benefits of this program?

Here are just a few of the benefits you can expect from the WERC program:


  • Hiring job-ready employees will save you time, money and stress. WERC employees have improved motivation and accountability skills, so they are more likely to show up for work and less likely to make costly mistakes.
  • You’ll struggle less with labour shortages. Our new training approach can help you retain quality employees and mitigate losses from high rates of turnover.
  • Your business will be more productive. By hiring capable, confident employees – and selecting supervisors for coaching and mentoring training – you should experience higher productivity and improved teamwork capabilities.

Who is eligible for WERC training?

Any registered business looking to hire or train employees on Prince Edward Island is eligible to apply for WERC training. We typically require a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 16 employees but we will work with employers on a case-by-case basis.

How do I apply?

Applying for WERC is simple. Either fill out the contact form below, give us a call at 902-368-5734, or email Jacob Robar at jhrobar@edu.pe.ca and we can get you started.

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For additional information please call or email:

Jacob Robar
Workplace Learning PEI
Email: jhrobar@edu.pe.ca
Phone: 902-368-5734

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