What is CHOICES?
CHOICES is a rebate program that rewards you for training your employees.
Rebates range from 4% to 10% of your annual WCB assessment, up to $25,000 per year. COR- and SECOR-certified businesses automatically qualify for a 10% rebate. To find out what your rebate might be, refer to the CHOICES policy.
To get your CHOICES rebate, complete Section B of your annual Employer’s Payroll Return (EPR) form. This form is mailed out to all employers in late December. You do not need to provide training documentation with your EPR report, but we may ask for proof of training before processing your rebate or as part of a spot audit.
To be CHOICES-eligible, training must:
1. Be provided by an approved third party (e.g., Northern Safety Network Yukon, St. John’s Ambulance, Yukon College, etc.).
2. Result in a certificate, transcript, or other proof of completion.
Training does not necessarily need to have a safety focus: Training that increases your skills to help you perform your job more safely or to mitigate injury may qualify for a rebate.
The list below offers examples of CHOICES-eligible training. If in doubt, check with our CHOICES coordinator to ensure that your training preferences qualify for a rebate.
7 Steps To Electrical Safety
Basics of Workers Compensation and Intro to Return to Work
Construction Safety Officer
Crane Operation Certification
First Line Supervisor
Fork Lift – Counter Balance
H2s Alive (Hydrogen Sulfide)
Hazard Assessment and Control
Helicopter Access Aggress
Ice Safety (Rescue)
Joint Health and Safety Committee/Health and Safety Rep
Leadership for Safety Excellence
Lock Out Tag Out
Return to Work
Rigging and Hoisting
Traffic Control Person
Transportation of Dangerous Goods
Water Safety (Rescue)
Wilderness First Aid
Contact our CHOICES coordinator: 867-667-8184 or toll-free 1-800-661-0443.