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Are you looking for a career with Innovation PEI?  Innovation PEI is committed to an inclusive workplace that reflects the diversity of our community.

Please see our current opportunities:
Open to the public: Business Development Officer – Queens County/Central


Innovation PEI

Location: Charlottetown
Full-Time Permanent Position
Commencing Immediately


The Business Development Officer is the main access point for the delivery of Innovation PEI (IPEI) business programs and services across Prince Edward Island and is a part of a team responsible for the development of new business opportunities in the Province. The Business Development Officer works directly with entrepreneurs in new and existing PEI based businesses to identify opportunities and propose solutions to strengthen both start-up and expansion operations.

Duties will include and are not limited to:

    • Providing business counselling and coaching to entrepreneurs and businesses in the development of the business from the idea stage through to implementation;
    • Providing guidance in the process of making business management decisions, offering advice with business plan development, identification of financing options, application processes for financial assistance and services with other organizations, and referrals to other specialists as may be appropriate;
    • Assessing applications for financial assistance which will include a comprehensive analysis of the business plan and recommendation on the appropriate level of support;
    • Preparing contracts and letters of offer and providing client monitoring and evaluation;
    • Advising existing businesses and potential entrepreneurs of opportunities and programs including the development, promotion and delivery of entrepreneurial information, education and training;
    • Representing IPEI at trade shows and other business functions/organizations;
    • Other related duties.

Minimum Qualifications:

    • Applicants must have a university degree in business administration, commerce, or a related field.
    • Applicants must have a university degree in business administration, commerce, or a related field.
    • Experience in banking, accounting, business development or business consulting in areas of general business management, data collection and report preparation.
    • Demonstrated equivalences will be considered.
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills, and sound logistics and facilitation capabilities.
    • Superior organizational and time management skills are also required.
    • Strong computer skills including advanced spreadsheet, database, presentation and word processing software.
    • Knowledge of standard lending practices/procedures, research techniques, accounting practices and basic auditing techniques, as well as techniques to effectively evaluate business plans/proposals.
    • Knowledge of techniques for interviewing and counselling clients on all aspects of business operations.
    • General knowledge of the provincial, national and global economy and how they relate to PEI businesses.

Other Qualifications

  • Completion of a small business counselling course would be considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of business support programs and policies of IPEI and other departments/agencies would be considered an asset.

Please ensure the application clearly demonstrates how you meet the noted qualifications as applicants will be screened based on the information provided. We would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Innovation PEI is committed to an inclusive workplace that reflects the diversity of our community. We welcome applications from qualified international students currently studying/enrolled in post-secondary institutions. Please note you must be attending and returning to school on a full-time basis. Proof of student status (student work visa) may be requested.

Salary Range:              $31.19 – $38.99 per hour (IPEI Level 17)
Bi-Weekly Hours:     75 hours bi-weekly
Posting ID:                    2022-06 IPEI
Closing Date:               Monday, July 18, 2022 @ 4:00 pm AST

To apply, please submit a resume and a cover letter to:

Margo Thistle, HR Officer, Department of Economic Growth, Tourism & Culture
5th Floor Shaw Building, 105 Rochford Street, Charlottetown, PE
Email address: mmthistle@gov.pe.ca (Please quote the Posting ID in the subject line)