Mar
1
2021

Province announces supports for impacted workers

The province is launching supports to help Islanders get through the latest modified red level restricted measures related to COVID-19.

The Prince Edward Island Emergency Payment for Workers is a $500 payment for workers and self-employed Islanders who have completely lost their income or will have their hours reduced by at least 12 hours a week from February 28 to March 14, 2021. 

Details and the application for this program will be available tomorrow at: For Business.

“These are very difficult days for many Islanders. Our government has been with Islanders every step of the way during this pandemic and we continue to support you. We are with you and we will get through this together.” 

- Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture Minister Matthew MacKay

The province is also relaunching the Prince Edward Island Impacted Worker Grocery Card Program. These $100 grocery gift cards are for workers laid off between February 28 and March 14, 2021. The employer must complete the application form for the program then distribute the cards to affected employees.

Details and the application for this program are available now at: For Business.

Additionally, Government will launch a $1 million dollar fund in the coming days to help Islanders who are off sick, do not have access to paid sick leave or are not eligible for Federal benefits.

For more information about Prince Edward Island’s response to COVID-19 pandemic, visit: COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Prince Edward Island.

Media contact:
Hillary MacDonald
Department of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture
902-394-6368
hpsmacdonald@gov.pe.ca

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105 Rochford Street
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Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

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

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