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 Video Contest in the winter with cash prizes to be won!

Safe Youth Award Ever hear of a prize for working safely? Check out our Safe Youth Award, two $500 prizes awarded each summer to youth who demonstrate an understanding of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) principles in the workplace.

Youth (15 - 24 years old) may apply on their own, with an accompanying workplace reference, OR may be nominated by someone in the workplace who considers them worthy of the award.

  • Check out the Application/Nomination details.
    (NOTE: To successfully complete and submit your application online, you will need to know how to save a fillable form, and how to attach it to an email).
  • View the Poster.
Questions? Please contact Clare at or (902) 368-6357.