Emergency Relief – Worker Assistance Program

The Emergency Relief – Worker Assistance Program is a temporary program to provide financial support to employers to assist their workers who have been impacted by reduced hours at work as a result of COVID-19.

Who is Eligible to Participate?

Eligible employers include:

How does the Program Work?

Once you submit your completed application package, you will receive an email confirmation with your online reference number.

A program officer will contact you to review and discuss your application.

Employers who meet the program criteria are eligible to receive the following:

Note: Employers are encouraged to complete one application for the two week period. Employers will receive a 50% advance upon approval of application and the final reimbursement will be provided upon receipt of payroll verification.  Employers will be required to complete a payment claim form prior to final reimbursement.

How do I Apply?

Employers must complete the application on behalf of the employees.

To assess your application you must:

When is the deadline for Applications?

Online applications can be submitted until April 15, 2020

For more information regarding this program, please contact SkillsPEI at 902-368-6290 or 902-438-4151.

Source: Government of Prince Edward Island (Accessed March 23, 2020. Check for potential updates.)

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