COVID-19 Resources for the PEI Potato Industry

Last updated:  April 23rd at 12:00 pm

This page will be updated as we have additional information to share with PEI growers and dealers.

We hope that you and your families are keeping well during these times. With the current global outbreak of the COVID-19, the PEI Potato Board is committed to ensuring that industry members are well equipped with the information and resources they require to make informed decisions and to maintain stability in daily operations.

Government of Canada:

  • Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Outbreak update (link)
  • Travel advisories (link)
  • Small Business Wage Subsidy info (link) – added March 23rd
  • Update re: additional lending available from Farm Credit Canada (link) – added March 23rd
  • Update re: Advanced Payment Program extensions (link) – added March 23rd
  • Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada COVID-19 page (link)

Prince Edward Island Provincial Government:

  • COVID-19 update (link)
  • COVID-19: When should I call 811? (link)
  • Essential and non-essential services (link)
  • Farmer Assistance Program (link)
  • COVID-19 FAQs for Farmers – PEIDAL (link) updated April 3rd
  • Work Refusal FAQs – Prov of PEI (link) updated April 3rd

PEI Federation of Agriculture:

  • PEI Farm Team – Bursary Program for Summer Students on Farms (link) – updated April 23
  • Guide for Producers:  PEI COVID-19 Programs (PDF) – updated April 23
  • Guide for Producers:  Federal COVID-19 Funding Programs (PDF) – updated April 23

Export Development Canada (EDC):

  • Canadian Government Supports Resource Document (PDF) – updated April 23

Employer/Employee Documents from PEI Potato Board:
(updated April 2nd)

  • Considerations for Employers (PDF)
  • Visitor Notice Sign (PDF)
  • Requirements for Employees (PDF)

Business and Financial Resources:

  • Canada’s COVID-19 economic response plan for individuals and businesses (link) updated April 13
  • Information for Employers (Stewart-McKelvey) (link)
  • FAQ on Canada Emergency Business Account from CIBC (link) – updated April 13
  • Changes to Canada Summer Jobs Program (link) – updated April 13

Canadian Food Inspection Agency:

  • Information for industry (linkUpdated April 1
  • Update re: labelling requirements for foodservice (link) – updated April 13 

Canadian Produce Marketing Association:

Produce Marketing Association:

  • Members helping members (link)

Canadian Horticultural Council:

  • Outbreak information centre (link)

Canadian Federation of Agriculture:

  • COVID-19 Resources (link)

Food Safety & CanadaGAP:

  • CanadaGAP COVID-19 Site (link)
  • Impact of COVID-19 on CanadaGAP audits and food safety (link)
  • Warehouse disinfection products (PDF)
  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) – scroll to “Food Safety” (link)
  • Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC): how COVID-19 spreads (link)
  • European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) (link)
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) FAQ’s (link)
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA): FAQ’s (link)
  • World Health Organization (WHO): how COVID-19 is spread (link)

Border & Transportation:

  • Travel advisories (link)
  • Measures, updates, and guidance issued by Transport Canada (link)
  • What Canadian exporters need to know about the coronavirus (link)

Temporary Foreign Workers:

  • FAQ on changes to Temporary Foreign Worker Program (link) – updated April 13
  • Update to exemptions on travel restrictions (link) March 20th

Employer/Employee Health and Safety:

  • Self-Isolation guide (link)
  • Payroll and COVID-19 (link)
  • COVID-19 updates from the Canadian Agricultural Human Resources Council (link)

PEI Potato Board “Bud the Spud” Video – (link)added April 13th