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What is CHOICES?
CHOICES is a rebate program that rewards Yukon employers, like yourself, for training your employees.
What kind of training is eligible for CHOICES?
A wide range of training is eligible as long as it is delivered by approved third parties and results in proof of completion. Free and online training such as courses offered through our partner Vubiz are eligible.
The courses do not necessarily need to be focused on safety. Courses that enhance your employees’ skills to perform their skills more safely, education of return-to-work or training aimed at mitigating injury would also qualify for a rebate.
The CHOICES information webpage include an example list of CHOICES-eligible training. Other training may also be eligible. You can check with a CHOICES Coordinator to ensure they qualify.
How much can you save?
Rebates can range from 4% to 10% of your annual WCB assessment (up to a maximum of $25,000 per year). Rebates percentages are calculated based on industry and rate group you belong to, assessable payroll and number of hours of training. If you are COR- or SECOR-certified, you will automatically qualify for a 10% rebate.
To find out what your rebate may be, you can refer to the CHOICES policy or contact a CHOICES Coordinator.
How can you apply for your CHOICES rebate?
You will need to complete Section B of your annual Employer’s Payroll Return (EPR) form. While you will not need to provide training documentation proof with the EPR form, it is recommended that you keep proof of training as part of a spot audit and documentation purposes. Your WCB premiums will be deducted based on your CHOICES rebate.
For more information
CHOICES Coordinator: 867-667-8184 or toll-free 1-800-661-0443