Prince Edward County provides a broad range of business opportunities and a diversely skilled labour force. This combination has made The County an attraction for those seeking an alternative to large urban centres while still allowing its residents the freedom to work in many different fields.

The County identifies and appreciates the need for a strong education base for its children, employees and residents. We have forged strong partnerships with the local education system and regional post-secondary institutions. Loyalist College, our primary post-secondary partner, is a short 30-minute drive from Picton. 

Loyalist College

Loyalist College offers over 60 career-focused post-secondary programs in the areas of architecture and building sciences, biosciences, business and management studies, health and human studies, justice studies, media studies and skills training. Programming varies in length and includes one-year postgraduate and certificate programs, two and three year diplomas and a collaborative nursing degree program offered in partnership with Brock University. Loyalist is a proud local partner that is flexible enough to offer recruiting assessment, workplace learning and specialized training programs for organizations and individuals. Programs can be customized to meet specific training needs ranging from management to new skills for workers.

‌St Lawrence College

St. Lawrence College focuses on world-class education, delivered through state-of-the-art multimedia classrooms, access to computer laboratories, expanded library facilities and much more. Small class sizes, hands-on study and a faculty with a wide range of industry experience help students get the most from their education. Current program offerings ensure students are equipped with the skills and knowledge to be in demand in the workforce.

Queen’s University

Queen’s University is a community, 170+ years of tradition, academic excellence, research and beautiful waterfront campus made of limestone buildings and modern facilities. Queen’s is one of Canada’s oldest degree-granting institutions, and has influenced Canadian higher education since 1841 when it was established by Royal Charter of Queen Victoria.

Queen’s balances excellence in undergraduate studies with well-established and innovative graduate programs, all within a dynamic learning environment. It is a full spectrum, research-intensive university that conducts leading-edge research in a variety of areas, including:

  • Computational science and engineering
  • Globalization studies
  • Mental health
  • Basic and clinical biomedical sciences
  • Healthy environments and sustainable energy systems
  • Social issues such as surveillance, poverty and bullying

Prince Edward Learning Centre

Prince Edward Learning Centre is dedicated to helping adult learners acquire the skills needed to achieve their personal learning and employment goals. The centre offers training and academic upgrading that is self-paced and uses traditional and digital learning strategies.

Programs are funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU), Service Canada and the Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure and are one of over 300 literacy and basic skills development facilities across Ontario.