Alternative Assessment Procedure (AAP) for the Interjurisdictional Trucking Industry
Effective date: January 1, 2009
Last updated: December 10, 2014
Application: Interjurisdictional trucking and transport employers 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.
POL 24/2014 establishes Saskatchewan’s participation in the Alternative Assessment Procedure for the Interjurisdictional Trucking and Transport Industry (AAP).
- To participate in the AAP, employers will:
- Determine which jurisdictions are the Assessing Boards and Registering Boards based on where their workers live.
- Complete the AAP application and send it to the Assessing Board.
- Ensure that all individuals operating trucks or commercial buses in more than one jurisdiction in Canada, including the proprietor, any partners or directors, have coverage.
- Report the earnings of workers who drive in more than one jurisdiction to the Assessing Boards.
- Report the earnings of all other workers to the jurisdiction where they are employed. Such workers could include:
- Local drivers.
- Repair staff.
- Garage staff.
- Warehouse staff, and
- Administrative staff.
- Employers participating in the AAP will pay premiums to the Assessing Boards.
- Employers participating in the AAP will not report earnings or pay premiums to Registering Boards. However, employers will maintain accounts with all Registering Boards.
AAP Applications – Saskatchewan WCB (SWCB) is the Assessing Board
- Participation in the AAP starts January 1 of each year. Interjurisdictional trucking and transport employers have until February 28 of that year to apply to participate in the AAP.
- Interjurisdictional trucking and transport employers who become eligible to participate after January 1 have 60 days from the time they become eligible to apply to participate in the AAP.
- Appendix E of the IJA lists the industries that are included in the AAP. If eligible, Employer Services will notify the employer. Employer Services will send a copy of the application to each jurisdiction where the employer operates.
Withdrawing from or Non-Participation in the AAP
- To withdraw from the AAP for the following year, employers will give written notice by December 31 to Employer Services and to any other Assessing or Registering Boards.
- Employers cannot withdraw from the AAP part way through a year unless they:
- Stop interjurisdictional operations, or
- Close their business in Saskatchewan.
- Employer Services will automatically assess employers that do not participate in the AAP based on kilometres driven in each jurisdiction.
- If a worker who drives in more than one jurisdiction files a claim with the WCB, Employer Services will see if the worker’s employer:
- Is participating in the AAP, and
- Has designated the WCB as their Assessing or Registering Board.
- If a worker files a claim with the WCB, Operations will manage the claim in accordance with The Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013.
Information and Disclosure
- Employers participating in the AAP will give any information that Registering or Assessing Boards need (e.g., records and other documents).
- Employers participating in the AAP allow the Assessing Board and Registering Boards to share information (subject to POL 05/2017, Privacy of Information).
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01 January 2009 – Saskatchewan participation in AAP
01 January 2014 – Section 12 revisions
01 January 2015 – Inclusion of commercial bus operators
PRO 12/2011 Alternative Assessment Procedure for the Interjurisdictional Trucking Industry
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