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COVID-19 Update - March 24

In light of COVID19, and following the directions of the Chief Public Health Office, Rural Action Centres are currently closed to the public for in-person service and training workshops.

Our staff and partners are still available to help you access supports you need during this time of uncertainty. There are many emergency relief programs available for businesses, employers, employees and the self-employed. 

Check the links below for more information.  

Business Resources – Provincial and Federal

Province: COVID19 For Business: https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/topic/business-0 - Provides an overview of all the provincial programs available to businesses.

Federal: Information on EI, Record of Employment, Work Sharing, etc: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/corporate/notices/coronavirus.html

Self-Employed  - Emergency Income Relief FAQs: https://www.innovationpei.com/faq/  - This program managed by Innovation PEI is for the self-employed ($500 /week). You can apply from this link.

Innovation PEI Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/InnovationPE/ - Interactive page where you can ask questions about the Emergency Income Relief program for the self-employed.

 Employers - Emergency Relief-Worker Assistance Program, Skills PEI:  https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/service/emergency-relief-worker-assistance-program

 FAQs for Employers: https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/health-and-wellness/employers-covid-19-frequently-asked-questions - Specific information for employers.

CRA "Temporary Wage Subsidy for Employerhttps://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/campaigns/covid-19-update/frequently-asked-questions-wage-subsidy-small-businesses.html

The COVID19 situation is evolving rapidly, and there may be more help coming from government.  We will do our best to stay up to date and help you find the help you need based on the most current information available. 

Please don't hesitate to call 1-855-297-9898 to reach the Rural Action Centre in your region.




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