Employee Gift Card Program

The PEI Employee Gift Card Program is a temporary program put in place to offer a $100 grocery gift value to any employee, living and working on Prince Edward Island, who has received a lay-off notice as a direct result of the impacts associated with the public health measures announced on December 6th, 2020. The application form is to be completed by the employer, who will then distribute the gift card letters to affected employees.

Eligible Applicants

Employers can apply for a gift card for each of the employees to whom they issued an ROE for a lay-off as a result of COVID-19.  Employers will attest to the workers having received a lay-off notice between the dates of December 7th to December 21st, 2020.

Employers submit on behalf of employees. Employers are not eligible to receive gift card.

How does the program work?

The employer submits an application form for every 25 employees or less.  As example, if an employer has issued lay-off notices to 30 employees, they will submit one application with 25 employees and one with 5 employees. Once you submit your completed online application form(s), you will receive an email confirmation with a reference number.

Please allow time for processing.

Once approved, an email will be sent to you (the employer) with individual letters for your employees.  These letters will contain a ‘gift card number’, which will act as the gift card.  It is important not to lose their letter, as the gift card number included is required for the cashier to process the transaction(s).

Level of Assistance

A maximum of $100, provided in the form of a letter with a unique gift card number.

How can I apply?

Applications are to be submitted by the employer online. The application will be available soon.


Staff are available Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm to answer your questions:
Email: giftcard@gov.pe.ca(link sends e-mail)
Call: 1-866-213-7521

Source: Government of Prince Edward Island

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