Wage Support for Potato Exporters

The Wage Support for Potato Exporters was launched to assist the Prince Edward Island potato industry and trucking companies impacted by the closure of the US border to the export of table stock potatoes. The program will provide wage reimbursement to companies that maintain their staff during the border closure.

Who Is Eligible To Participate?

Eligible Information – Employers

Eligible employers include;

Eligible Information – Employees

Eligible employees must;

How Does the Program Work

The program provides a wage subsidy to employers for each employee impacted. The program will reimburse 100% of wage and benefit costs at the rate of pay up to a maximum of $3,000 per month per employee. Employers are required to have Workers Compensation Benefits (WCB) coverage. Employers must deduct from their claim wages paid to employees for work completed on other initiatives not associated with the potato ban.

Additional Criteria

How Do I Apply?


You must complete the Wage Support for Potato Exporters application and submit it to SkillsPEI via email at skillspei@gov.pe.ca(link sends e-mail).

Wage Support for Potato Exporters Application


For More Information

Should you have questions or require assistance with the application please contact SkillsPEI’s general inquiries line at 1-877-491-4766 or email skillspei@gov.pe.ca(link sends e-mail).
Funding for this program is provided by the Department of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture.

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