What are the requirements to practice in Yukon as a Speech-Language Pathologist or Audiologist?

Currently, there are no requirements to work in Yukon as an SLP or Aud. However, some employers require applicants to maintain membership with another regulatory body (review list of Regulatory Bodies in Canada https://www.sac-oac.ca/regulatory-bodies-0). In addition to this, employers usually require applicants to maintain membership with Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (https://www.sac-oac.ca/membership-certification/become-member-0).

 

Is it mandatory to maintain membership with YSLPAA to work as a Speech-Language Pathologist or Audiologist in Yukon?

It is not mandatory to maintain membership with YSLPAA to work as an SLP/Aud in Yukon.

 

What are the requirements for Internationally Educated SLPs or Auds to work in Yukon?

Every employer in Yukon has their own requirements. Usually, it is required to maintain membership with SAC as a certified member or eligible for certification (https://www.sac-oac.ca/membership-certification/become-member-0) and/or with any Regulatory Body in Canada (https://www.sac-oac.ca/regulatory-bodies-0).

 

Is there any requirement to practice in Yukon as a private SLP or Aud?

Currently, there are no requirements; however, some insurance companies and public agencies require private practitioners to maintain membership with YSLPAA or another Regulatory Body (https://www.sac-oac.ca/regulatory-bodies-0) in order to process reimbursements, patients’ benefits or government assistance.

 

How do I become an YSLPAA member?

YSLPAA maintains joint membership with SAC. Thus, SLPs and Auds certified by, or eligible for certification by SAC are allowed membership with YSLPAA (https://www.sac-oac.ca/membership-certification/become-member-0). YSLPAA also includes individuals who are engaged in or trained in supportive functions in communication disorders, for example: Audiometric technician, hearing aid technician, SLP assistants, speech therapy aids, etc. Learn more here.

What are the YSLPAA’s membership dues in 2021?

Full membership: $50

Reduced hours member: $33

Late fees: $65

Our dues might increase for all of our members in 2022.