Paid Sick Leave Rebate for employers and self-employed

  • Apply for a Paid Sick Leave Rebate for employers
  • Apply for a Paid Sick Leave Rebate for the self-employed

The Paid Sick Leave Rebate supports Yukon workers and self-employed people affected by COVID-19. Workers may receive up to 10-days’ wages if they are sick, self-isolating or caring for other household members. Workers must first use any employer-paid leave to which they are entitled. 

This program does not pay wages for self-isolation after voluntary travel outside Yukon or for companies bringing workers into the territory.

Self-employed people are also eligible for this rebate.

April 1 to September 30, 2021, renewal

The Paid Sick Leave Rebate has been renewed for an additional 6 months. During the renewal, workers may receive up to 10-days’ wages if they are sick, self-isolating or caring for other household members affected by COVID-19.

During the renewal, up to 10 days’ total of leave may be combined, if there is more than 1 occasion when they need the leave.

Workers who received the maximum 10-days’ wages before the renewal are eligible for an additional 10 days during the renewal.

If our Paid Sick Leave Rebate does not fully meet your needs, the Government of Canada has the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB). If one program is used to its maximum, you can then access the other if you have further needs. These programs work together to provide support to help keep your employees and your workplace safe and reduce the spread of the COVID-19. 

If you have any questions on either of these programs or how they work together, please do not hesitate to contact us.


  1. Apply for a Paid Sick Leave Rebate for employers

    This rebate program reimburses employers who pay their employees to:

    • take sick days; and
    • self-isolate.

    It's meant to support Yukoners to prioritize their health and reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

    Apply online

    Apply for the Paid Sick Leave Rebate as an employer

    Eligibility

    • Employers and their employees must be Yukon-based.
    • Yukon-based businesses are those that meet 3 of the following:
      • has an office with a physical address in 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;
      • has a valid municipal business licence where applicable.

    What does the rebate cover?

    • A maximum total of 10 days of wages per employee (not including benefits, payroll taxes or deductions) to allow for sick leave and/or for a 14-day self-isolation period.
    • These paid sick leave days will apply only after all existing regular paid sick leave for the employee is used.
    • The paid sick leave may be split into multiple uses totaling no more than 10 days. 
    • The maximum daily rebate is $378.13 per employee.

    Is a doctor's note required?

    No, a doctor’s note is not required.

    How long will the rebate program be in effect for?

    The program has been renewed for an additional 6 months from April 1 to September 30, 2021.

    Ineligible applicants

    This rebate is not available to

    • Government of Yukon and its corporations;
    • Government of Canada and its corporations;
    • Yukon First Nation governments; and
    • municipalities.

    Required documents

    • Proof of registration from Corporate Affairs (business name, partnership, corporation, society).
    • In order to demonstrate that you're a Yukon-based business, bring in your business license, proof of your office location (such as a utility bill, or lease), notice of assessment for the year or municipal business licence.
    • Copies of the most recent paystubs for all employees in your application.
    • Copies of leave period paystubs for all employees in the application, if the leave period is different from the period covered by the most recent paystub.

  2. Apply for a Paid Sick Leave Rebate for the self-employed

    This rebate program reimburses self-employed people who:

    • take sick leave; or
    • self-isolate.

    The rebate is meant to support Yukoners prioritize their health and reduce the spread of COVID-19.

    Apply online

    Apply for the Paid Sick Leave Rebate as a self-employed person

    Who can apply

    • Yukon-based self-employed people
    • Self-employed people who need time off work due to COVID-19 for:
      • sick leave; and
      • a 14-day self-isolation period.

    What this program covers

    • The program will cover a maximum of 10 days of documented average daily earnings to allow for a 14-day self-isolation period.
    • If no Notice of Assessment from Canada Revenue Agency is submitted, the maximum daily rate will set to the 2020 maximum Employment Insurance rate of $114.60 per day.
    • The maximum daily rebate will be $378.13 per day.
    • The rebate program cannot be split into multiple uses. Applicants can only access the program once.

    Is a doctor's note required?

    No, a doctor’s note will not be required.

    How long will the rebate program be in effect for?

    The program is in effect from March 26, 2020 to September 30, 2021.

    Required documents

    • Copy of your most recent Notice of Assessment from Canada Revenue Agency
    • Copy of the Income and Tax Benefit Return that provides evidence of Self-Employment Income
    • Copy of your business licence, proof of your office location (such as a utility bill, or lease) or municipal business licence

Contact 

For more information, email ecdev@yukon.ca, or phone 867-456-3803, toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, extension 3803.