• Funded by the P.E.I. Department of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture
Team Food Island

Are you ready to play on Team Food Island and earn a bonus ranging from $1000-$2000?

High school and post-secondary students working seasonal jobs in Seafood Processing, Agriculture or Aquaculture can earn a $1000-$2000 bonus by working a minimum of 250 hours (high school student and recent grade 12 grads) or 500 hours (post-secondary students).

Students returning to high school in the fall are eligible for a $1000 bonus payment, while those starting or returning to full-time post-secondary studies can qualify for a $2000 bonus.

Step 1: Register for the Student Work Bonus Program

Step 2: Apply for a job on our website.

Step 3: Work the minimum number of hours
(250 for high school students, 500 for post-secondary students).

Step 4: At the end of your work term, your employer pays you your bonus directly.

Team Food Island

Connecting Employers and Student Workers since 2015

The Team Food Island Student Job Bonus is designed to help employers in the seafood processing, agriculture and aquaculture sectors attract, motivate and retain student workers during the peak spring and summer production months. Every year, hundreds of students across PEI sign up to work in these important food-producing industries!

Employers participating in the program can offer eligible high school and post-secondary students who complete a summer work term a job completion bonus of $1000 (for those returning high school) or $2000 (for those starting or returning to post-secondary studies or agricultural apprenticeships in the fall). To qualify for the bonus, post-secondary students must work a minimum of 500 hours, while high school students and grade 12 grads must work at least 250 hours. Please see the Program Requirements for more details.

Through our easy-to-use online portal, employers recruit and keep track of student hires, then submit a claim at the end of the season for a 50% reimbursement of bonuses paid to qualifying student employees.

Get started with these simple steps:

Step 1: Complete the Employer Application Form and get approved by our team.

Step 2: Recruit students through our online student-employer matching system or by spreading the word that you are offering the Team Food Island Student Bonus.

Step 3: Identify your student hires through our website (all participating students must register there, too).

Step 4: Employers pay the bonus directly to each qualifying student at the end of their work term.


About Our Sectors

Team Food Island is comprised of The PEI Agriculture Sector Council, PEI Aqauculture Alliance, PEI Seafood Processors Association and is sponserd by the PEI Department of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture.