History of changes to the Policies and Information Manual

Date of distribution: January 3, 2024

TRANSMITTAL SHEET No. 01 – 2024 January 3, 2024

WHAT'S CHANGED (Please read the policy documents for complete information).
Please note that policy changes since the last issue are indicated by shaded text or shading in the left margin.

  • 2024 annual reviews and updates:
    • 2024 cost-of-living adjustment (COLA)

      A number of policies were revised to reflect the 3.75% COLA effective January 1, 2024. This includes policies 04-01 – Addendum B, 04-04 – Addendum A, 04-07 – Addendum B, 04-08 – Addenda A and B, 04-10 – Addendum A, and Appendix F.

    • Burial, cremation, and memorial expenses - Policy 04-08, Addendum A

      The maximum allowable amount for burial, cremation and memorial expenses was reviewed using methodology approved by the Board of Directors. For 2024, the amount remains unchanged at $16,900 and the January 1, 2020, rate still applies.

    • Maximum clothing allowances - Policy 04-07, Addendum A

      The clothing allowance amounts for all six categories were increased effective January 1, 2024, in accordance with the formula approved by the Board of Directors.

    • Allowance rates - Policy 04-02, Addendum A

      As a result of the annual review:

      • An increase of four cents was approved for the travel allowance, increasing it to 58 cents per kilometre, and
      • An increase of $2.00 per meal was approved, increasing the total meal allowance from $51.00 per day to $57.00 per day.
    • Maximum compensable earnings (MCE) - Policy 04-01, Addendum A

      MCE is set at $104,600 for 2024.

    • 2024 compensation tables (Appendix E)

Complete list of changed documents

Document Old New
04-01, Establishing Net Earnings Part II, Addendum A Policy 04-01, Part II, Addendum A
(issue date January 3, 2024)
Part II, Addendum B Policy 04-01, Part II, Addendum B
(issue date January 3, 2024)
04-02, Temporary Benefits Part II, Addendum A Policy 04-02, Part II, Addendum A
(issue date January 3, 2024)
04-04, Permanent Disability Part II, Addendum A Policy 04-04, Part II, Addendum A
(issue date January 3, 2024)
04-07, Services for Workers with Severe Injuries Part II, Addendum A Policy 04-07, Part II, Addendum A
(issue date January 3, 2024)
Part II, Addendum B Policy 04-07, Part II, Addendum B
(issue date January 3, 2024)
04-08, Fatalities Part II, Addendum A Policy 04-08, Part II, Addendum A
(issue date January 3, 2024)
Part II, Addendum B Policy 04-08, Part II, Addendum B
(issue date January 3, 2024)
04-10, Other Home Services Part II, Addendum A Policy 04-10, Part II, Addendum A
(issue date January 3, 2024)
Appendix E, Compensation Tables Entire Document 2024 Compensation Tables:

For accidents on or after April 01, 2003

For accidents on or before March 31, 2003
(issue date January 3, 2024)

Appendix F, Minimum Permanent Disability Awards & Dependants’ Pensions, with Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLA), Minimum Personal Coverage, Maximum Annual Assessable Earnings & Maximum Annual Compensable Earnings Entire Document Appendix F
(issue date January 3, 2024)

2024 Policy Transmittals