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Month In Review – Yukon


Emergency Response

Jan 31: Yukon announced that it was more than doubling the honoraria for Emergency Medical Service community responders, from $3.71 to $7.70 per hour, effective Jan. 1, 2024. This is in addition to the up to $30.74 per hour community responders receive in operational pay for time spent in training and responding to EMS calls.

Workers Comp

Feb 29: That’s the deadline for Yukon employers to file their Employer’s Payroll Return and Contract Labour Report (EPR) form listing their actual 2023 workers comp payroll numbers and estimates for 2024. All EPRs must be submitted online; the YWCHSB will no longer accept paper forms.


Jan 25: It’s official. Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) regulations making producers of recycled products, rather than taxpayers, responsible for the costs of recycling will take effect in Yukon by 2025. The new EPR regulations will include 2 categories of priority material: i. packaging and paper products, and ii. hazardous and special products.


Jan 25: New regulations under the Public Utilities Act took effect allowing companies in the Yukon private sector to offer electric vehicle charging services and collect user fees on the electricity sold to the public. Under previous rules, only regulated public utilities were allowed to sell electricity to the public.