Income Support Programs - Summary

Awaiting test results before returning for work

This program will reimburse employers and/or a self-employed person without a paid sick leave program for sick time of an employee/person who missed less than 50% of scheduled time in a one-week period:

  • To attend a COVID-19 vaccination appointment
  • Due to illness
  • Due to COVID-19 testing, and/or
  • Due to the need to self-isolate

Employer/self-employed people may apply to the program for a maximum of 3 days per week on up to 2 separate occasions to a maximum of 6 days for loss of wages that are less than 50% of scheduled time in a one-week period.

Contact: Innovation PEI, Telephone: 902-368-6300, Toll-free: 1-800-563-3734, innovation@gov.pe.ca

Ordered to isolation because ill or exposed & missing work

Employed and self-employed individuals who are unable to work because they are sick or need to self-isolate due to COVID-19,

  • *Must have missed 50% of scheduled shifts to be eligible $500/week and can claim up to four weeks

Off work to care for a family member ordered to isolate

Employed and self-employed individuals who are unable to work because they must care for their child under 12 years old or a family member who needs supervised care. This applies if their school, regular program or facility is closed or unavailable to them due to COVID-19, or because they are sick, self-isolating, or at risk of serious health complications due to COVID-19

  • *Must have missed 50% of scheduled shifts to be eligible
  • $500/week
Published date: 
May 14, 2021
Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture

General Inquiries

Department of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture
3rd Floor North, Shaw Building
105 Rochford Street
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

Phone: 902-368-5540
Fax: 902-894-0342

tpswitch@gov.pe.ca