Access PEI in Tignish and Alberton reopening full time

The Province is pleased to announce that Access PEI sites in Alberton and Tignish will resume full time operating hours in September.

Starting September 8, 2021, Access PEI sites in Alberton and Tignish will be open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.  COVID-19 protocols will remain in place to ensure public safety, including social distancing, enhanced cleaning and screening upon entry.

“Access PEI has showed great resilience over the past year and half by adapting their services to ensure Islanders can safely access supports. We are very pleased to be moving forward, and reopening the Access PEI sites in Alberton and Tignish to bring back full time services to the people there.” 

- Transportation and Infrastructure Minister James Aylward

Over the next few months, Access PEI will also be increasing capacity in waiting rooms across the province in preparation for winter.

“Our goal is to increase waiting room capacity by at least 25 per cent, while still ensuring physical distancing,” said Minister Aylward. “Some of our sites have pager systems in place, others allow clients to check in and then wait in their car until a staff person contacts them.  It has worked well over the past year, but we know it does slow down the process. By increasing our wait room capacity, people should see faster service and have a better overall experience for Islanders.”

Over 197,000 customers have been served through Access PEI since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Access PEI continues to monitor the situation and takes direction from the Chief Public Health Office on operational planning.

There are eight Access PEI sites across the province. Islanders can access a wide range of programs and services including, paying property tax, obtaining a drivers license or purchasing a fishing license. 

For more information on Access PEI and their locations, visit: Access PEI Locations.

Islanders can also access many services online or by phone. For contactless service, call the 902-838-0600 or email 

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