Workers’ compensation protects both employers and workers from the results of workplace injuries. Employers are protected against lawsuits and injured workers receive benefits.
Under The Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013
), all employers operating in industries covered under Saskatchewan’s legislation, who hire workers on a regular, casual or contractual basis, must register and create an account with us. Exempted industries and occupations are listed in Section 3 of the Act (Farming & Ranching) and in the Miscellaneous Regulations
(all other excluded industries). Do you have to register with the WCB?
You must register if your firm:
- Works in an industry that is defined as mandatory under the Act.
- Employs and pays workers on a regular, casual or contract basis.
- Has a director that reports employment income on a Canada Revenue Agency T4 income tax slip.
If you come from another province or country to work in Saskatchewan, have no place of business in Saskatchewan and do not employ Saskatchewan resident workers, you should apply for an account if:
- You will come into Saskatchewan 3 or more times per year, or
- You will come into Saskatchewan for 5 or more days in a row.