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!

Ever hear of a prize for working safely? Consider applying for the Safety Matters Award

A Safety Matters Award of $500 each will be awarded to two Island youth who demonstrate an understanding of occupational health and safety principles, and apply them at work.

Application Deadline: August 1, 2019

Check back here soon, for application details.