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RENEW PEI TOGETHER
PROVINCIAL UPDATE
Announcements today:

  • The anticipated start date of the "Renew PEI, Together" plan Phase 3 has been adjusted from June 12 to June 1, allowing businesses outlined in this phase to reopen earlier than expected. The anticipated start date of Phase 2 remains next Friday, May 22. 

  • Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison added that Phase 3 will include the reopening of things like esthetic services, indoor and outdoor dining and campgrounds. (guidelines to be followed)

  • Due to a lack of community spread in the Island's long-term care facilities the province's palliative-care facilities will be increasing the number of designated visitors allowed for compassionate reasons. 


  • Dr. Morrison noted the province is optimistically planning for the launch of Phase 4 on July 1, but said that could change as the situation continues to evolve.

  • P.E.I. Cannabis stores will reopen next week, and liquor stores that are still closed will follow a few days later.

Read Article HERE Watch Video HERE (start at 15:30)

  • The expansion of the number of childcare centres open in P.E.I. will start May 22, says Education Minister Brad Trivers. Watch video HERE
Prime Minister announces Support for Research Staff in Canada
announced $450 million in funding to help Canada’s academic research community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The investment will:
  • Provide wage supports to universities and health research institutes, so they can retain research staff who are funded from industry or philanthropic sources and are unable to access some of the government’s existing COVID-19 support measures. This would apply even if their work has been temporarily suspended. The government will provide up to 75 per cent per individual, with a maximum of $847 per week.
  • Support universities and health research institutes to maintain essential research-related activities during the crisis, and to ramp back up to full research operations once physical distancing measures are lifted. This will cover up to 75 per cent of total eligible costs, and will support activities such as the safe storage of dangerous substances, and restarting data sets that were interrupted during the pandemic.

Read full details HERE
Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Extended

The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)  will be extended an additional 12 weeks to August 29, 2020. There are also a series of  regulatory changes  to extend eligibility for the CEWS to additional groups.
Canada Summer Jobs

Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) are now being listed on the website or download the app. More jobs will be listed in the coming weeks. Check back frequently.
Canada Emergency Student Benefit applications open today.
OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
In an effort to support employers and workers, the Workers Compensation Board (WCB) is announcing a further deferral of assessment due dates related to 2020 employer payrolls until September 30, 2020.

Read the News Release HERE
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