Emergency Income Relief for the Self-Employed

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The Emergency Income Relief Fund is a temporary program put in place to support the self-employed who have been significantly affected by COVID-19.  

Eligible Applicants 

To be eligible for this component self-employed individuals must;

  • Have declared business income on their most recent tax return.
  • Business income must be their primary source of income.
  • Be able to demonstrate direct financial losses resulting from the COVID -19 isolation measures at the time of application.
  • Not be EI eligible or receiving any other income support (ie. Business Interruption Insurance).

Levels of Assistance 

A maximum of $500 per week for the period of March 16 to March 29, 2020. 

How to Apply 

Documents uploaded in the online form must not have special characters ($, %, _) in the file name. Submissions with special characters in the file name will not be submitted. 

Please see link below to apply. 

If required, please consult with an Innovation PEI staff member for further guidance specific to your situation.

Support under this program is for the financial loss incurred during the period of March 16 - March 29, 2020. 

What do I need to apply?

Sole Proprietorship/Partnership:

  1. The most recent Statement of Business or Professional Activities (T2125) found in the personal tax return.   It is usually 6 pages.
  2. The personal Notice of Assessment for the same year as the Statement of Business Activities. 

Corporation:

  1. Schedule 125 from the corporate tax return in place of #1 above.
  2. The personal Notice of Assessment for the same year as the Statement of Business Activities. 
  3. Most recent T4 (salary) or T5 (dividends) from the Corporation to the applicant. 
  4. If you did not receive a salary/wage/dividends, please indicate

Maximum file size is 400KB per file.  The label on the upload field will incorrectly indicate that the size limit is larger. The system will accept a larger file; however, when you try to submit the webform this message will display: This service is temporarily unavailable. If you get this message, you will need to reduce the file size and re-upload the file. We are working to increase the file limit.

When is the deadline for applications? 

Online applications can be submitted until April 30, 2020. 

Frequently Asked Questions

See a full list of FAQs on the Innovation PEI website.

Contact Information

Innovation PEI

Business Concerns: 1-866-222-1751

Steve Reaman,  sjgreaman@gov.pe.ca
David Gamble,  dkgamble@gov.pe.ca
Heather Rossiter,  hlrossiter@gov.pe.ca
Cara Squires,  clsquires@gov.pe.ca
Lannia MacAleer,   lpmacaleer@gov.pe.ca
Bonnie MacDonald,  bjmacdonald@gov.pe.ca
Mark Derry,  mdderry@gov.pe.ca
Stephen Conrad, saconrad@gov.pe.ca
 

Maximum file size is 400KB per file.  The label on the upload field will incorrectly indicate that the size limit is larger. The system will accept a larger file; however, when you try to submit the webform this message will display: This service is temporarily unavailable. If you get this message, you will need to reduce the file size and re-upload the file. We are working to increase the file limit.
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