2.2 Withholding of social security

Commentary

2.2.9 Workers' compensation board (WCB)

Canada
Canada | Commentary

2.2.9 Workers' compensation board (WCB)

Canada | Commentary

2.2.9     Workers' compensation board (WCB)

The WCB provides for accidents at work and illness caused by work environment. Benefits include wages during sick leave, medical costs, disability and survivor benefits.

Employers may have to pay a certain percentage of gross payroll to their provincial or territorial workers' compensation board (WCB), up to a maximum amount of assessable earnings each year.

For example, in British Columbia, the maximum amount of assessable earnings is CAN 87,100, and in Manitoba, it is CAN 127,000.

Details for each provinces WCB board can be found at the Canadian Centre for Occupation Health and Safety and resources are also

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