Policy and legislation

Have a look through WCB's policy manual, learn more about how we develop and consult on policies and find links to applicable and relevant legislation.

Policies and Information Manual

Access the official policy manual of the Workers' Compensation Board – Alberta. This manual is updated as amendments and new policies are approved by our Board of Directors and is the final authority for all purposes of interpreting and applying policies.

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If you have any questions or comments about WCB's Policies and Information Manual or the consultation process, please email policy.development@wcb.ab.ca.

What's new in policy?

Learn more about what's changing in policy and when those changes are taking place.

Policy development & consultation

Section 6 of the Workers' Compensation Act (WCA) gives the Board of Directors the mandate to determine policy. The WCA, Regulation and policy provide the decision-making framework on entitlements and benefits for injured workers and on the responsibilities of employers.


Learn more about the key legislation impacting WCB policy and procedures.

Board orders

Orders of the Board of Directors are required as stated in legislation for various circumstances, including cost of living adjustments (COLA), maximum earnings, payments of interest and travel allowances.