Workers’ Compensation Legislation & Policy

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Below you can find tables summarizing Legislation and Policy at each Workers’ Compensation Board / Commission in Canada. 

Acts / Regulations / Schedules
Regulations / Schedules to Workers’ Compensation Legislation

This table lists all workers’ compensation Acts, regulations and schedules for each jurisdiction and provides links to each Act, regulation and schedule.
Who is Responsible for OH&S
Occupational Health and Safety: Who is responsible for OH&S and Effective Date

These tables identify whether the government or the Workers’ Compensation Board/Commission (WCB) is responsible for occupational health and safety (OH&S) in each province and territory.
Board of Directors and Governance
Board of Directors – Summary of Board Structure and Composition

These tables outline the structure and composition of the Board of Directors at each of the provincial and territorial WCBs.
Interjurisdictional Agreement
AWCBC Fact Sheet: The Interjurisdictional Agreement (IJA)
Canadian provincial and territorial Workers’ Compensation Boards have signed an agreement to act together in assisting employees and employers who perform work in more than one jurisdiction.
Interjurisdictional Agreement (IJA)
Click here to view the Interjurisdictional Agreement (IJA) on workers' compensation.
Appeals
Review / Appeal Bodies, Policy, Process and Procedures

These tables identify the external and internal appeal bodies in each jurisdiction and provide links to policy, legislation and additional resources for appeal information.
Compensation Principles and Presumptions
Compensation Principles and Presumptions

This table describes general presumptions in workers’ compensation legislation and policy including: misconduct, ‘out of or in the course of’, and if a worker is found deceased at work.
Occupational Disease / Industrial Disease
Occupational Disease – Definitions, Policy, Schedules, Regulations and Legislation

This table gives details about occupational disease (also called industrial disease) in each province and territory.
Reporting an Injury/Disease
Summary Requirements for Reporting an Injury/Disease

These tables describe the requirements for reporting an injury or disease to the Workers’ Compensation Board or Commission for workers, dependants, employers and healthcare providers.
Scope of Coverage
Scope of Coverage - Industries/Occupations

These tables outline how workers’ compensation coverage is determined in each province and territory.