Following the historic Hurricane Fiona, PEI Connectors is here to help, and we want to keep you updated. Here are important announcements being made by the province of PEI that you should be aware of:

Minister Thompson announced a Wage Rebate For Impacted Workers

This provides:

  • 100 per cent wage rebate for businesses while closed due to power outage or significant physical damage which made operating impossible, and,

  • The Business was not earning Revenue at the time.

  • For the next two weeks, this program will allow employers to pay employees up to a maximum of $25/hr to a max of $1000 per week per employee. 
     

The Province has activated the Provincial Financial Assistance Program.  This program is open to individuals, but also to small businesses, not-for-profit organizations and municipal governments

  • The program covers things that are non-insurable

  • It is modeled after the Federal Program – which has not yet been requested by the Province.  It is up to the Province to formally apply for this fund.
     

The Government announced a host of relief for eligible Islanders in need and a host of community-based NGOs to help people. 

  • You can read more about it here.
     

Note: The Province continues to update their Storm Response webpage, and we encourage you to refer to it as the relief efforts continue. 

 

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