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*NEW* Agricultural Scholarships

Check out the Agriculture related Scholarships provide to PEI and national wide students, farmers and scholars. There also a list for future Dalhousie University students.

Academy Diploma Program in Agri-Science & Animal Science for High School Students

The ADP is a provincially authorized program that allows students to customize their high school experiences by focusing their learning on a specific economic sector while meeting the requirements for obtaining a PEI High School Graduation Certificate.
Dates/Locations: Currently offered in three high schools: Kensington Intermediate Senior High School, Kinkora Regional High School, Westisle Senior High School
Time/Duration: During grade 10, 11, and 12

Academy of Learning College

Contact: Contact: Katherine McQuaid, Director of Training Number: 902-894-8973
well as individual short courses .Business, Accounting, Healthcare, I.T, Windows, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, Sage 50 and Quickbooks are just a few of our courses. With flexible schedules, individualized programs, and courses starting weekly, we have something for everyone
Dates/Locations: Charlottetown and Summerside
Time/Duration: Flexible schedules

Agricultural Program Desctiptions

Information on Degree, Diploma, and Certificate

Atlantic Agricultural Leadership Program

Learn more about agriculture regionally and internationally and improve your leadership skills. Established in 1994, the Atlantic Agricultural Leadership Program (formerly the New Brunswick Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program) develops emerging agricultural leaders to confidently and courageously shape the future of the Atlantic and Canadian rural and agricultural sectors.

Through workshops, seminars and study tours over an 18-month period, approximately 20 men and women working in Atlantic Canada's agricultural and associated sectors meet to:
- develop solid leadership skills
-learn how political, cultural, social, economic and physical forces impact the agri-food industry
- establish networks with leaders from Atlantic Canada and beyond.

Visit for further information or to apply.

Holland College Business and Computer Courses

A variety of computer and business courses to meet your needs. Contact Holland College for more information 902-629-4214 or visit their website at

Where to Study Agriculture and Agri-Science in Canada

Information on Degree, Diploma,Certificates and Apprenticeship Programs

Industry Training

Farm Health and Safety Workshops

Contact: PEI Federation of Agriculture
Farm Health and Safety Workshops have been designed for all students who are looking to work on farms, new agricultural workers and any one else interested in receiving farm health and safety training. Workshops will promote safety standards of farm workers through the Farm Safety Code of Practice.

Farm Technician Apprenticeship Program

Contact: PEI Agriculture Sector Council 902-892-1091
The PEI Farm Technician Apprenticeship Program is a Blue Seal apprenticeship program for farm workers that combines classroom and hands-on learning with on-farm experience. The revised program includes five weeks of classroom training per year over two years. For the remainder of the year, the apprentice works full time with a farm employer.

The program provides an opportunity for Island farm workers to learn new skills and receive recognition for existing skills. Participants will have access to training for licensing in key areas including: Farm equipment use/ maintenance, On Farm Food Safety, Farm Management, Pesticide use, Soil and Nutrient management and more.

Tuition for the Farm Technician Apprenticeship Program is 100% subsidized by Skills PEI. Apprentices must be EI eligible and have 1000 hours work experience in the agriculture industry. Applications are still being accepted. There are a limited number of seats available for the block training in January.

Forklift Training

Contact: Training registration is now closed. If you are still interested in individual/farm training, please contact Alvin Smith at ASTA (902) 206-0122

Participants are made familiar with all terminology, equipment, and standard industry practices which relate to the topic, and are given applicable reference material to assist them in their duties.

When you complete our Forklift Training you should be familiar with the safety principles of Forklift, have an increased knowledge of how to inspect them and safely operate them and be able to recognize and avoid the most common hazards associated with their use

Classroom portion: Approx: 3 hrs

Equipment anatomy & inspections:

Importance of pre-shift inspection

Stability of a Forklift:

Principles of Forklift stability

Stability Triangle

Importance of machine’s capacity plate

Safe operation:

Safe operation

Load handling principles.


Re-fueling and battery care:

Refueling combustible engines

Battery Powered

The classroom portion of the above mentioned topics is supported by videos and workbooks with group discussions encouraged.

Practical portion will include:

Hands on operation of the Forklift

• Performance by the participant on the following:

1. Daily inspection procedure

2. Operating Forklift through obstacle course

3. Performing driving scenarios in controlled environment

4. Demonstration of overall Safe Operation of the Forklift


Completion of a quiz on all aspects of operation.

Pass all required practical scenarios.

Course Duration:

• Approx. 6hrs

Employers will be issued a Record of Training and any additional information or assistance as may be required to integrate the training into

their Occupational Health and Safety plan and all successful participants will receive a wallet card.

Speaker: ASTA Safety

Growing Forward 2

Contact: For more information on federal GF2 programs, please call 1-877-246-4682 or contact PEI Department of Agriculture 902-368-4145
The Prince Edward Island Department of Agriculture and Forestry and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada have entered into a new five-year agreement for agriculture called Growing Forward 2. Growing Forward represents a commitment from Canada's Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Agriculture for a new policy framework that will support a more profitable and competitive sector. This new framework is built on three priority outcomes: Innovation,Competitiveness and Market Development,Adaptability and Industry Capacity.Backgrounders for Growing Forward 2: Innovation, Competitiveness and Market Development,Business Risk Management Programs Sector Engagement
Dates: 2013-2018

Milk House Safety Video

Contact: Charlotte Crooks PEI Federation of Agriculture 902-368-7289
Email: Charlotte Crooks
Milk House Safety Video

PEI Farm Technician Apprenticeship

Contact: PEIAGSC at 902-892-2591
he PEIAGSC is proud to announce the PEI Farm Technician Apprenticeship Program is turning 10! If you are someone that has graduated or participated in the program there maybe a prize in your future. All you need to do is recruit students for the program. If they complete the five-week block release, you will receive a $50-dollar gas card for each student you recruited!
Dates: January 2025
Location: Charlottetown
Time/Duration: 5 weeks

Job Profile

2019 National LMI video


Please check out the National LMI report: Agriculture Forecast to 2029

Dairy Herdsman (click here)


Farmers manage the various functions of farm operations. They manage day-to-day task planning, as well as long-term operational planning. Farmers evaluate and determine the variety and quantity of crops and livestock to produce each year. They establish long-term production, marketing, sales, purchasing, and financing plans. Farmers train and supervise general farm workers, livestock specialists, crop specialists, and farm supervisors.

Nursery-Greenhouse Worker

Nursery and greenhouse workers plant, pot, prune, cultivate, fertilize, spray, water and harvest flowers, plants, trees and shrubs. They work directly with the public providing advice and recommendations on plant selection, placement and care. Nursery and greenhouse workers may operate tractors, trucks and other equipment such as irrigation systems and sprayers. They work indoors and outdoors.

The plant science industry is helping Canada grow

A short video designed to inspire passion and pride in students who plan to work in the plant science industry or employees who already work in the industry.

Veterinary Technician Profile (click here)