Policy development and consultation

Section 6 of the Workers' Compensation Act (WCA) authorizes the Board of Directors 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.

WCB's Policy Development department supports the Board of Directors in this responsibility by:

  • researching and analyzing policy issues
  • managing WCB’s stakeholder consultation process through our website
  • drafting policy for consideration by WCB's senior management team and the Policy Committee of the Board of Directors

Get more in-depth information about our policy development and consultation process. To view policies currently posted for consultation and to provide comments and feedback, visit our What's new in policy? section.

If you have a question about how a policy applies to your claim or employer account, contact your adjudicator, case manager or account manager directly. Policy Development does not work with individual claims or employer accounts.

If you feel a policy should be changed, you can request a policy review. Please follow the process in the Policies & Information Manual under G-4.

Policy development plan

The 2017 policy development plan identifies the issues WCB plans to address during the current year. Developments on these issues, as well as on any additional policy items, will be communicated in our What's new in policy? section.

Policy consultation archives

2017 consultation

  • Concurrent Conditions
    Dec. 8/16 – Mar. 9/17 – Stage 2
    Policy 04-02, Part II, Application 1 and Policy 05-02, Part II, Application 1

2016 consultation

  • States of Emergency and Temporary Modified Work
    July 5/16 - Oct. 4/16 - Stage 2
    Policy 04-05, Part II, Application 2 and Policy 07-02, Part II, Application 2

2014 consultation

2013 consultation

For consultations from previous years, please send us an email.


  • 2017 policy development plan
    The policy development process has three primary components: policy amendment, policy review and policy evaluation.