Alternative Assessment Procedure (AAP) for the Interjurisdictional Trucking Industry
Effective date: January 1, 2009
Application: Interjurisdictional trucking employers and commercial bus operators as per the above noted effective dates.
Policy subject: Employer coverage and registration
To outline the process for interjurisdictional trucking and transport employers participating in the AAP.
Interjurisdictional Agreement on Workers’ Compensation (IJA) means an agreement between Canadian jurisdictions that helps:
- Ensure the effective, efficient and timely administration and resolution of interjurisdictional issues.
- Workers who work in more than one jurisdiction report injuries and get benefits.
Alternative Assessment Procedure for the Interjurisdictional Trucking and Transport Industry (AAP) means an elective assessment procedure under which employers in industries included in the AAP pay premiums for workers to the assessing board in the jurisdiction where the worker resides.
Assessing Board means the workers’ compensation boards or commissions in the jurisdiction that the workers reside and to which the employer pays premiums under the AAP.
Registering Board means the workers’ compensation boards or commissions, other than the Assessing Board, in the jurisdiction that the employer operates or travels through.
- The Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013 allows the Saskatchewan WCB to participate in the Interjurisdictional Agreement on Workers’ Compensation (IJA). The IJA allows workers to file claims in either (Section 33):
- Their home jurisdiction, or
- The jurisdiction where the injury occurred.
- The Alternative Assessment Procedure for the Interjurisdictional Trucking and Transport Industry (AAP) is part of the IJA.
- Beginning January 1, 2015, commercial bus operators can participate in the AAP.
- Trucking and transport employers who travel between jurisdictions can:
- Pay premiums based on kilometres driven in each jurisdiction, or
- Participate in the AAP and pay premiums to Assessing Boards.
- To participate in the AAP, all individuals operating trucks or commercial buses in more than one jurisdiction in Canada, including the proprietor, any partners or directors, must have coverage.
- The AAP does not apply to:
- Drivers that travel outside Canada (POL 08/1999, Coverage – Out of Province/Country).
- Local drivers, repair staff, garage staff, warehouse staff, and administrative staff. Employers will report earnings for these workers to the jurisdiction which they are employed.
- If the Saskatchewan WCB is designated as a Registering Board, the employer will not have to pay the minimum annual assessment.
- The AAP does not alter the worker’s right to claim benefits from either the Assessing or Registering Board. Workers can file a claim in either their home jurisdiction or the jurisdiction where they were injured (POL 10/2017, Interjurisdictional Agreement on Workers’ Compensation).
POL 12/2011 Alternative Assessment Procedure for the Interjurisdictional Trucking Industry