The overall target that would see the province's population increase by more than 3,500 people was set out today in the government's throne speech read by Lt.-Gov. Frank Lewis.
Prince Edward Island Premier Wade MacLauchlan speaks at a press conference in Charlottetown on Thursday, March 31, 2016. (Photo: John Morris/CP)
Faced with too many young people leaving the province in search of work, the government says it will put in place a long-term strategy to repatriate, recruit and retain a skilled workforce over the next year.
The government says it plans new marketing initiatives to entice Islanders to return home and it will launch a new website to match job seekers with local employers.
A pilot project will also look to connect more than 900 post-secondary international students with Island employers.
To help prepare students for technological change in the workplace the government says it will introduce a new pilot project that provides instruction on coding in Island schools.
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