As a Yukon employer, you want your workers to be covered every day, no matter where they’re working.
In certain situations and for limited periods of time, under the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Act, coverage for workers continues while they are working outside Yukon. Coverage continues outside Yukon for any worker who is:
- a resident of the Yukon or who’s usual place of employment is in Yukon with a Yukon employer;
- required to work both in Yukon and outside Yukon in the normal course of their job; and
- working for less than 6 consecutive months outside Yukon, but within Canada, or for less than 14 consecutive days outside Canada.
Coverage under the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Act does not replace the coverage requirements of the jurisdiction in which your workers will be working. It’s important that you check with the other province, territory or country to determine those requirements as well.
You can find links to every Canadian board on the homepage of the Association of Workers' Compensation Boards of Canada.
Working elsewhere in Canada
Workers who meet the conditions, set out in section 83 of the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Act, have workers’ compensation coverage while they are working outside Yukon, but within Canada, for periods less than 6 consecutive months and an application to the board is not required.
An application for coverage for a longer period can be made if the intended work will be for 6 months or more. The application for extension must be made before the 6 month period has passed .
Working outside Canada
If you are planning to send workers outside Canada to work for you, the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Act provides workers’ compensation coverage for workers who are working outside the country for periods that are less than 14 consecutive days, if they meet the conditions set out in section 84 of the Act.
Employers may apply for coverage outside Canada for periods greater than 13 days.
Be sure to investigate extended coverage and submit your application, if required, as soon as possible. The application for extension must be made before the coverage period has passed.
Use our Application for Coverage Outside Canada form to make this request.
Workers injured outside of Yukon may also be eligible for workers' compensation coverage in the jurisdiction where they were injured. If you suffer an injury in another jurisdiction, you must notify the Workers' Safety and Compensation Board in writing, within 30 days of the injury, if you choose to claim compensation in Yukon. See section 85 of the Workers Safety and Compensation Act.