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Policy EA-04 - Optional Coverage for Sole Proprietors

Effective Dates

July 1, 2008 and still in effect


Employer Assessments

General Information

The Workers’ Compensation Act S.Y. 2008 (the "Act") can be extended to provide the protection and benefits of the workers’ compensation system to a sole proprietor, partner or employer. This is done upon the Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board (YWCHSB) acceptance of a sole proprietor, partner or employer’s application for optional coverage.

Once granted, optional coverage provides the individual holding the policy immunity from civil suits resulting from workplace injuries and provides the comprehensive benefits provided by the workers’ compensation system as established by the Act and relevant policies.


This policy establishes the conditions of extending optional coverage to a sole proprietor, partner or an employer under the Act who is not defined to also be a worker under the Act (e.g. directors of incorporated companies).