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 put 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?

    6 months, from March 11, 2020, to September 11, 2020.

    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?

    6 months, from March 11, 2020, to September 11, 2020.

    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.