WSCC: Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission Release Assessment Rates for 2021


The Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut (WSCC) has announced that the 2021 employer assessment rates will be maintained at the 2020 rate levels.

“Against the backdrop of the economic uncertainty caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are pleased to be able to provide rate stability next year for employers in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut,” said Debbie Molloy, WSCC President and CEO.

“While the average rate remains the same, some employers will see some changes in their group rates. The safety performance of every industry and the employers within it always matters.

“The WSCC is working to support employers to create and maintain strong safety programs and solid return to work programs. Preventing injuries and making sure people can safely return to work as soon as possible is what will ultimately make the biggest difference in the amount employers pay,” said Molloy.

In 2021, the average provisional target assessment rate per $100 of assessable payroll will hold at $2.40.

This provisional target rate is the rate employers would pay if there was only one rate for all employers and is the starting point for rate setting. The amount each individual employer pays is based on their annual payroll and the group rate for their industry based on claims costs.

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Maggie Collins
Communications Manager
T: (867) 920-3854
TF: 1 (800) 661-0792 ext. 3854

Source: Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission