Document name
Coverage – Out of Province/Country
Document number
PRO 08/1999

Effective date: April 21, 1999

Application: Applies to all employers in Saskatchewan who require their workers to be absent from Saskatchewan for the purpose of employment duties.

Policy subject: Employer coverage and registration


To provide coverage for workers in the course of employment outside of the province/country.


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  1. POL 08/1999 provides mandatory coverage under The Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013 for certain workers who are required to work outside the province or country for continuous periods of less than two years.
  2. POL 08/1999 also allows employers to apply for voluntary coverage for certain workers who are required to work outside Saskatchewan for continuous periods of longer than two years but less than five years.


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  1. When considering a request for coverage for workers outside the Province of Saskatchewan for periods of over two years, the following information will be required in writing from the employer prior to a decision being made regarding extension of coverage:
    1. Name and position of worker.
    2. Detailed explanation of job duties, which would remove the worker from the Province of Saskatchewan.
    3. Dates of departure and return.
    4. Detailed information, if required, ensuring worker and employer meet the definitions outlined in this policy.
  2. Each application will be reviewed on its own merits by Employer Services.
  3. Where out of province/country coverage is requested, a letter confirming or denying the coverage is to be provided.  Where denied, the reasons for denial will be provided. Where coverage is approved, the employer will be informed of the duration of and what is required to maintain the coverage and is to be advised that the immunity from suit under Section 43 is not provided and that the coverage is on an insurance basis only.
  4. Where a worker is injured out of province/country, Operations staff will determine the date the worker left and together with Employer Services will determine if coverage may be provided.
  5. Each situation where coverage is provided will be reviewed on a regular basis, as needed, by Employer Services.  Clarification from the employer relating to continued placement of workers will be obtained.

Policy references

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Legislative Authority

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The Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013

2(1)(l), 2(1)(ii), 3, 33, 34, 35, and 43

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Document History

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  1. November 1, 2022. Minor housekeeping changes as a result of scheduled policy review to ensure clear language standards.
  2. April 24, 2014. Policy and procedure review completed.
  3. January 1, 2014. References updated in accordance with The Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013. 
  4. December 13, 2010. Policy and procedure review completed.
  5. June 20, 2006. Policy and procedure review completed.
  6. POL 15/1977, Coverage – Out-of-Province (effective March 23, 1977 to April 20, 1999).
  7. POL 48/1975, Coverage – Out-of-Province (effective December 16, 1975 to April 20, 1999).


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