Learn what guidelines determine if the WCB will provide coverage for Saskatchewan workers operating out of province or country and the types of coverage available.
There may be times when a Saskatchewan employer needs to send employees to work in other parts of Canada or outside of the country.
The WCB provides coverage for these Saskatchewan workers if the following requirements are met:
Compulsory – Applies to workers away from the province for a continuous period of less than two years. It is not necessary for the employer to make an application for this worker. However, the employer is responsible for reporting the worker’s wages and paying the applicable assessment on these wages.
Optional – Applies to workers away from the province for a period greater than two years but less than five years. With a written request we may give coverage to these workers. Each application will be reviewed on its own merits. We will not give coverage for transfers or secondments after five years.
If work is being done in Canada but outside of Saskatchewan, it is up to the employer to check with the WCB in that jurisdiction to see if an account is required.
If the work is being performed outside of Canada, we will provide coverage and the employer must pay premiums to us. WCB legislation applies only within the province of Saskatchewan, therefore this extended coverage is on an insurance basis only. This only covers costs and does not protect you from lawsuits.
If an account is required in the other jurisdiction, the employer must pay premiums to that board for the portion of the work performed in that jurisdiction.
Note: “Continuous period” as referred to in this policy, includes any period of work, or paid or unpaid leave of absence that is not interrupted by a return to Saskatchewan for a period of two months or more.
If you are:
Employer services department
For general inquiries, contact us.
Employer Resource Centre
For questions on your worker’s injury claim, contact us.
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