PEI Labour Rebate

Did you know that the PEI Labour Rebate (PLR) supports the growth of Island businesses through a refundable labour rebate on incremental job creation.  Employment growth must be linked to the development, expansion and/or commercialization of new products, processes, and services that will be sold primarily beyond the borders of PEI.

Who is eligible for PEI Labour Rebate?

To be an eligible applicant, a business must be located in Prince Edward Island and:

A business that has a defaulted outstanding debt obligation on file in the Province’s Central Default Registry is not eligible for Innovation PEI assistance.

What activities and costs are supported?

Projects are expected to be short term; the PLR is applied to a maximum of one year of eligible labour expenses. The project may exceed one year, but only one year’s expenditures will be used to calculate the PLR.  Innovation PEI may agree to pro-rate the eligible rebate, with partial payments over several years (maximum ten years).

What level of assistance is available?

The PLR provides a rebate up to 25 per cent of eligible salaries and wages. Eligible salaries and wages are paid to PEI residents for incremental, full time positions (1850 hours), and each position must have a gross wage of at least $35,000 per annum.

A full-time position receiving labour cost funding from another government source is ineligible to receive funding for the same from the PEI Labour Rebate.

Any individuals maintaining ownership in the business are not eligible.

What criteria are used to evaluate applications?

Eligible businesses that submit complete applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis.  An application is considered to be complete and received when all required information has been submitted to Innovation PEI.

Not all projects meeting the minimum criteria will receive funding.  Applications will also be evaluated using the following considerations:

The project must provide economic benefit to the province of Prince Edward Island.

For complete details and to apply, visit: PEI Labour Rebate

Source: Government of Prince Edward Island


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