News from our Members

  • WCB PEI: Commemorating workers injured or killed on the job April 27, 2022

    Thursday, April 28th is the National Day of Mourning, a day set aside to honour the memory of workers who have been injured or killed on the job. On this day, and throughout the year, Islanders are encouraged to remember those we have lost and those affected by workplace tragedy, by raising awareness of workplace safety.

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  • Saskatchewan WCB releases 2021 operating results April 25, 2022
    • The WCB remains fully funded at 107.6 per cent
    • Workplace Total injury rate increases to 4.56 per 100 workers
    • Time Loss (Time Loss + Fatality) injury rate increases to 2.03 per 100 workers

    The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) remained fully funded in 2021 with the ability to cover the future costs of all claims in the system. The WCB’s 2021 annual report was tabled in the provincial legislature today.

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  • WCB distributes $95 million in surplus funds to Manitoba employers April 21, 2022

    For the fourth year in a row, the Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba (WCB) is distributing surplus funds to employers whose premiums fund the workers compensation system. The WCB is able to provide this financial relief to employers due to the successful investment made in injury prevention and return to work programs, which results in fewer injuries and injured workers having a timely and safe return to health and work.

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  • WSCC: Public engagement on partnership funding for safety training April 20, 2022


    The Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) is seeking input as it works to improve access to workplace safety training and certification.

    Under workplace safety legislation, all employers are responsible for providing the education and training workers need to do their job safely.

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  • Saskatchewan WCB releases 2021 injury stats April 18, 2022
    • 2021 Total injury rate was 4.56 per 100 workers
    • 2021 Time Loss (Time Loss + Fatality) injury rate was 2.03 per 100 workers
    • 27 rate codes (55 per cent of rate codes with an injury rate) had a lower Total injury rate in 2021 than in 2020

    The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) released its injury statistics today, announcing that workplace injury rates increased in 2021. The workplace Total injury rate for 2021 was 4.56 per 100 workers, a two per cent increase from 2020. However, from 2009 to 2021, the WCB’s Total injury rate has decreased by 51.1 per cent.

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  • WorkplaceNL Observes National Day of Mourning April 18, 2022

    Each year, WorkplaceNL observes the National Day of Mourning to remember workers who were injured or lost their lives due to their job.

    The day was officially recognized by the federal government in 1991 and since then, the Day of Mourning has spread to about 100 countries around the world.

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  • WSIB: New occupational disease review next step in reforming and streamlining system April 12, 2022

    MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions to lead review

    The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) and the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) are launching a new review of the occupational disease system to help strengthen and streamline the occupational health and safety system, and integrate prevention into the broader health system.

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  • WCB PEI: New and revised WCB policies April 8, 2022

    The WCB Board of Directors has approved the following:

    Information about the changes can be found in the History section of each policy. The WCB thanks all stakeholders who participated in the consultation process.

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  • WCB NS: Changes to COVID-19 claim costs April 7, 2022
    WCB Nova Scotia is committed to doing our part to support workers and employers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Grounded in defining the pandemic as a disaster, under Section 115 of the Workers’ Compensation Act, early claim costs arising from COVID-19 were spread over the general collective liability. There have been relatively few claims for COVID-19 in Nova Scotia, but with this approach, any rate impact was absorbed by the employer base as a whole.
  • WCB NS moves to appointment-based service April 4, 2022

    WCB Nova Scotia is pleased to share that our Halifax and Sydney offices are reopening today, Monday, April 4, 2022, for in-person services, by appointment. An appointment-based approach will ensure the appropriate person is available, resulting in better, customized service.

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