Workers Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island

Young Workers

Did you know that young workers, aged 15-24, are among the highest risk groups for workplace injury?

It is important for everyone - young workers, employers, coworkers, parents and teachers - to understand the importance of workplace safety. The WCB has information and services to help.
  • The Work Out Loud campaign provides tips for you, as a young worker, to own your safety at work and make a safe place for everyone around you.
  • Resources are available for you, as an employer of young workers to support, train and supervise your young workers to do their jobs safely.
  • The WCB offers youth education services to provide training and education to anyone with a stake in young worker safety. We also provide resources for teachers and additional support in the form of in-person delivery of classroom presentations and workshops.

High School Programs, Contests and Awards:

The OHS Leadership Program offers P.E.I. high school students in Gr. 11 or 12 the opportunity to become a leader in occupational health and safety. Watch for more information on the program in September.

We also run a yearly P.E.I. High School Contest in the winter with cash prizes to be won!

Graduating this year? Consider applying for the Safety Matters Award

The Safety Matters Award of $500 is awarded to a Prince Edward Island student who is graduating high school and has demonstrated an understanding of occupational health and safety principles, and has taken the initiative to apply them in school or in a workplace.

Application Deadline: May 1, 2018

To apply for this award, complete the application form and have an adult sponsor complete the sponsor reference form.

Fillable PDF application forms must first be downloaded, then modified and saved before printing.

Veuillez noter : Nous acceptons les formulaires remplis en français

Application forms: English/ French

Safety Matters Award Information poster: English/ French