The Saskatchewan Workers' Compensation Board (WCB) and the Ministry of Immigration and Career Training entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that extends workers' compensation coverage to eligible participants in unpaid work experiences, as part of their training in a ministry-approved project. Unpaid work experiences provide participants with an opportunity to be placed with an employer to enhance their employment skills.
The MOU ensures appropriate insurance coverage is in place in the event an eligible participant is injured while partaking in an unpaid work experience. The MOU also outlines eligibility criteria for participants and requirements prior to initiating an unpaid work experience placement.
Contracted suppliers delivering an approved project must ensure participants have completed and signed the Work Experience Consent and Agreement Form prior to placing a participant with an employer. Participants must also be registered with an approved project with the Ministry of Immigration and Career Training and; complete their placements in Saskatchewan. For more information on participant’s eligibility, review the Unpaid Work Experience Participants' Eligibility fact sheet.
The Work Experience Consent and Agreement Form extends coverage for the duration the participant is in the unpaid work experience placement. By signing the Work Experience Consent and Agreement Form, eligible participants agree to accept workers’ compensation coverage as per the terms and conditions of the MOU.
All host employers, who agree to host an unpaid work experience placement, must be registered with the WCB, and the unpaid work experience placement must be completed in Saskatchewan.
Should participants have any questions or concerns, please contact the Ministry of Immigration and Career Training at 1-833-613-0485.
For more information on WCB coverage details, claims, submission procedures and reporting forms, please visit the WCB website.