Frequently Asked Questions
1) What changes are in place due to COVID-19?
Your local CDS office will provide current information on any service delivery changes.
CDS follows the guidelines of the Prince Edward Island Public Health Office.
2) How much do your services cost?
Our services are free! Contact us for details.
CDS is funded by the Department of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture through the Canada-PEI Labour Market Agreements.
2) Do I have to be on Employment Insurance (EI) to use your services?
Anyone can use our resource centre services. Regardless of your employment situation, contact us to see if we can help.
3) When are you open?
Winter Hours: Monday – Friday; 8:30am - 4:30pm
Summer Hours: Monday – Friday; 8:00am - 4:00pm
We are closed on Saturdays, Sundays and statutory holidays.
4) Will someone at CDS type my resume for me?
We do not provide a typing service, but you can use our Resource Centre computers to type and print your resume. Staff at each CDS location are happy to assist you in the basic use of our computers, printer and scanner.
Visit our online Job Help-Centre for tips and suggestions on how to create a resume, write a cover letter, prepare for your interview and more.
5) Do I need to know how to use a computer to use your services?
Our staff will help you with the basics. We completely understand that each person has a different level of knowledge and comfort with computer and internet use. In addition, some locations offer computer training workshops.
6) Does CDS provide money for training?
Career Development Services can help you explore funding opportunities. We encourage you to book an appointment to talk about your needs.
7) Can you help me with my job search?
Yes. The staff at CDS are up to date on job search strategies and the local labour market. They will provide you with information & strategies tailored to your specific situation. These may include:
- How to find job openings
- Networking effectively
- Creating a resume and cover letter that will stand out
- Interview preparation
- Practice (mock) interviews
CDS staff also offer group workshops. Please visit our Workshops/Events page for details.
8) Do I have to book computer time in advance?
We have a number of computer workstations available for job search purposes only. People use our computers on a first come, first served basis.