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Coverage – Students in Work-Based Learning Assignments
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PRO 12/2012

Effective date: January 1, 2013

Approved date: November 14, 2012

Application: Applies to all bona fide students participating in approved work-based learning programs sponsored by the Ministry of Education or the Ministry of Advanced Education.

Policy subject: Employer coverage and registration

Purpose:

To define circumstances for providing coverage to students in work-based learning assignments.

BACKGROUND

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  1. POL 12/2012, Coverage – Students in Work-Based Learning Assignments, specifies the circumstances under which students will be covered by the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) when participating in work-based learning assignments.
  2. This procedure provides specific guidelines for implementing POL 12/2012, Coverage – Students in Work-Based Learning Assignments.

PROCEDURE

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  1. The Ministry of Education is designated as the employer for students attending Kindergarten to Grade 12 (K-12). The Ministry of Education is responsible for:
    1. Maintaining records of programs and K-12 students eligible for coverage, and
    2. Reporting all injuries to the WCB within the time periods specified in The Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013 (the “Act”).
  2. The Ministry of Advanced Education is designated as the employer for students attending post-secondary institutions or courses offered by community-based organizations (CBOs). The Ministry of Advanced Education is responsible for:
    1. Maintaining records of approved programs and post-secondary and CBO students eligible for coverage, and
    2. Reporting all injuries to the WCB within the time periods specified in the Act.
  3. The Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Advanced Education must hold a signed Work-Based Learning Consent and Agreement for all participating students.
  4. Coverage is not provided for an injury occurring on the education institution’s premises unless the injury arises out of and in the course of a work-based learning assignment, as defined by POL 12/2012, Coverage – Students in Work-Based Learning Assignments, and outlined in the Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs).
  5. No payment for loss of earnings will be made during training programs or school terms unless actual loss of earnings is demonstrated.
  6. Claim costs will be applied to the cost experience of the Ministry of Education or the Ministry of Advanced Education. The cost of extending coverage to eligible students will be reflected in future premiums charged to the Government of Saskatchewan.
  7. Confirmation of coverage for claims involving bona fide students in a work-based learning assignment under the Ministry of Education or the Ministry of Advanced Education will be made by the Employer Services department.

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Effective Date

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Ministry of Education – January 1, 2013
Ministry of Advanced Education – April 19, 2007

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Legislative Authority

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The Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013
Sections 2(1)(l), 2(1)(ii), 3, 20, and 80

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Document History

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(1) January 1, 2014. References updated in accordance with The Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013.
(2) POL 06/2007 and PRO 06/2007, Coverage – Students in Work-Based Learning Assignments (Saskatchewan Learning effective May 12, 2006 to December 31, 2012; Saskatchewan Advanced Education and Employment effective April 19, 2007).
(3) POL 07/2006 and PRO 07/2006, Coverage – Students in Work Based Learning Assignments (effective November 1, 2006 to May 11, 2006 for Saskatchewan Learning and April 18, 2007 for Saskatchewan Advanced Education and Employment).
(4) POL 08/2004 and PRO 08/2004, Coverage – Students in Work Based Learning Assignments (effective October 1, 2004 to October 31, 2006).
(5) POL 15/1994, Act Coverage for Students Placed in Work Training Assignments by Saskatchewan Education, Training and Employment (effective July 13, 1994 to September 30, 2004).
POL 17/1989, Act Coverage for Students Placed in Work Training Assignments by Saskatchewan Education (effective October 10, 1989 to July 12, 1994).

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