Paid Sick Leave Rebate

By mmuise

The Paid Sick Leave Rebate provides employers up to 40 hours of wages for workers who did not have an existing paid sick leave program as of April 25, 2023, and are sick with illness (or injury not covered by any other act, benefit or program).

Comments on Funding:

One may be eligible to receive up to 40 hours of wages per employee per 12 month period (April 1, 2023, to March 31, 2024, and April 1, 2024 to March 31, 2025).

Deadline: Continuous Intake until March 31, 2025

This program applies only to Yukon employees of Yukon employers whose regular hourly wage is less than or equal to the average Yukon private sector wage of $33.94 per hour.
Employers are eligible to apply if:

  • they do not provide 40 hours of paid sick leave to their employees; and
  • their employees and business are Yukon-based.
    Yukon-based businesses are those that meet 3 of the following:
  • has an office with a physical address in the Yukon;
  • is subject to the Yukon Income Tax Act;
  • is registered as per the Business Corporations Act or the Partnership and Business Name Act, where applicable; and
  • has a valid municipal business licence where applicable.
    The employee must:
  • be a Yukon resident with a valid Yukon health care card; and
  • have worked for the employer for at least 90 days prior to the 1st day of leave. Returning seasonal workers who are Yukon residents (such as university students) may count days worked in previous seasons towards this total.
Application Steps:


Documentation Needed:


Other Things to Note:

The program runs from April 1, 2023 until March 31, 2025.

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