Yukon Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board

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Policies

Policy EA-14 - Coverage for Workers Outside Yukon

Effective Dates

July 1, 2014 and still in effect

Series

Employer Assessments

General Information

The Yukon Workers' Compensation Act S. Y. 2008 (the Act) allows coverage to be extended under certain circumstances to Yukon workers employed outside Yukon, either within or outside Canada.

Yukon workers may be eligible for workers' compensation coverage when they work outside Yukon - either in another Canadian jurisdiction or outside Canada - under the workers' compensation legislation of those jurisdictions. Employers must follow the legislation in the jurisdiction where they are working, including registering and paying assessments as required.

There are variations among workers' compensation legislation across Canada regarding which industries are covered, so it is important that employers are aware of this before their workers leave Yukon. If coverage is not available to a worker in the jurisdiction where they are being sent to work, it may be available from Yukon Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board. (YWCHSB).

Purpose

This policy provides direction to YWCHSB staff and clarity to workers and employers regarding the provision of coverage to Yukon workers employed outside Yukon, either within or outside Canada, while also ensuring that Yukon employers and the compensation fund are limited in the additional liability they may be exposed to.