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 the COVID-19 pandemic. The rebate allows Yukon workers without paid sick leave to stay at home if they:

  • become sick; or
  • are required to self-isolate while still meeting their basic financial needs.

Self-employed people are also eligible for this rebate.

  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 who 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.
    • Employers who pay employees to take time off for sick leave and need to be in self-isolation due to COVID-19.

    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 rebate program cannot be split into multiple uses. Employers can only access the program once per employee.
    • The maximum daily rebate will be $378.13 per day per employee.

    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 March 31, 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 pay stubs (for all employees in your application), covering the dates and proof of wages paid for sick leave/self-isolation.
  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 March 31, 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; and
    • Copy of your business licence dated before March 1, 2020, proof of your office location (such as a utility bill, or lease) or municipal business licence.

Contact 

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