COR® Equivalency Program
Out of Territory/Province COR® Summary
If you already have COR® certification from another Province or Territory, then please follow the COR® Equivalency process, listed below.
NSNY is a member of the Canadian Federation of Safety Associations (CFCSA) and can only grant COR® Equivalency to companies with COR® from these approved organizations.
Please note that we are unable to grant COR® Equivalency to companies that use ENFORM COR audits.
COR® Equivalency Letter
COR® Equivalency is for employers that have attained COR® status in another jurisdiction and would like to apply for equivalency to the Yukon COR® program in order to bid on tenders. Once a worksite has been set up in Yukon, the COR® Equivalency holder must complete the Yukon COR® process. COR® Equivalency holders who fail to complete the COR® process and have had an active worksite in Yukon will have a one year wait period to reapply to the program.
COR® Equivalency Letter Process
Submit all required documentation listed below to the COR® Coordinator:
- The COR® Equivalency application form
- A copy of your COR® certificate from your home jurisdiction
- A Letter of Good Standing from your construction safety association regarding the company's COR® standing in your home jurisdiction
- A self audit checklist performed by the company on Element 15 (Yukon Supplement) – Part A: Health & Safety Committee/Representative, Part B: Return to Work, Part C: Workplace Violence & Harassment Prevention.
Once the above has been reviewed and approved, NSNY will issue a COR® Equivalency letter valid up to a 6 month period or until the expiration date specified on the Letter of Good Standing from the applicant company’s home jurisdiction (if expiring earlier than 6 months).
Please allow 2-4 weeks for your application to be reviewed.
Once a work site and/or WSCB account is established in Yukon, the applicant company must complete the required COR training.
The employee taking the training on behalf of the company must be a full-time (regular or permanent) Yukon site employee. An employee is deemed to be full-time (regular or permanent) when he/she is employed in a continuous capacity for the COR® company. This individual's name must appear on the company's payroll and be covered by the firm's WSCB account. Please contact NSNY for further information if required.
Once the company has met the COR® training requirements, an external audit must be arranged. The audit must be performed within 60 days of establishing a Yukon work site. If the audit is successful, a three year Yukon COR® may be issued. For those employers that achieve the Certificate of Recognition in Yukon, they are required to maintain their COR® according to NSNY requirements.
COR® Equivalency Extensions
If an employer has not had any work in Yukon during the time of their original COR® Equivalency they may be eligible for an extension. To apply for an extension, an employer must submit:
- An up-to-date copy of their Letter of Good Standing from their home jurisdiction
- A letter confirming that they have had no work in Yukon during the time of their original COR® Equivalency.
- NSNY may request that these letters be notarized.
For the companies applying for an extension to a COR® Equivalency, only ONE extension will be granted on the condition that the company did not have an active worksite in Yukon to audit during the time the COR® Equivalency was active. Extensions may be granted for a maximum of 180 days. Once the COR® Equivalency extension has expired, the company must re-apply to the program to receive another COR® Equivalency.
Contact the COR® Coordinator to request an extension.