Alternative Assessment Procedure (AAP) for interjurisdictional trucking and transport

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Learn about the two options interjurisdictional trucking and transport firms have to report earnings and pay premiums, the requirements of the program and who is eligible to apply.

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The Alternative Assessment Procedure (AAP) for the interjurisdictional trucking and transport industry was developed to make reporting of drivers’ earnings and the payment of premiums simpler.

Interjurisdictional trucking and transport firms have two options regarding reporting to the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB):

  1. You can report earnings based on kilometres driven in each province and/or territory and pay premiums to the WCB in each province and/or territory in which your drivers drive (pro-rate method).
  2. You can pay premiums only to the WCB in the province or territory in which the interjurisdictional drivers live (AAP method).

The Alternative Assessment Procedure: 

  • Applies to the trucking and transport industry only.
  • Applies only to drivers of trucking and transport employers operating in more than one province or territory in Canada.
  • Does not apply to drivers working outside of Canada.
  • Requires that all persons operating trucks across provinces and territories, including proprietors, partners and directors, have coverage.
  • Does not change the rights, benefits and protection offered to employers and workers.
  • Does not change a worker’s right to file a claim in the province or territory in which they were injured or live.
  • Does not affect the reporting of the earnings of workers who do not drive in more than one province or territory (for example, local drivers, repair and garage personnel, warehouse and administrative staff). The payroll for these workers is reported in the province or territory in which they work.

You must apply to take part in the AAP program. When your application is accepted, you will not have to pro-rate kilometres and pay premiums to the WCB in each province and/or territory in which your drivers travel. Under the AAP program, you only report earnings to the WCB(s) in the province or territory in which your drivers live. You will still need to register with the WCB in every province and/or territory in which your drivers travel, but you will not pay any premiums to these boards.

Your application must be submitted by Feb. 28 of the year the AAP is intended to begin or within 60 days of when you qualify for coverage.

Example:

ABC Trucking Ltd. is located in Saskatchewan and hauls freight from Saskatchewan to Alberta. All of the firm’s drivers live in Saskatchewan. ABC’s trucks drive 60 per cent of their kilometres in Saskatchewan and 40 per cent in Alberta.

  1. Pro-rate method
    ABC Trucking uses a percentage of kilometres travelled to pro-rate the earnings of its drivers, and pays premiums in both provinces.
  1. AAP method
    ABC Trucking reports all of the earnings of its drivers to the Saskatchewan WCB. ABC Trucking is registered with the Alberta WCB but does not pay any premiums to this board.
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