News and announcements

April 1, 2021 2021 legislative changes. The Government of Alberta recently passed legislative changes that impact your workers’ compensation system. All changes are in effect April 1. Learn about the changes and how they impact you.
April 1, 2021 Updated injury reporting forms. We updated our worker (C060) and employer (C040) report of injury or occupational disease forms. Updated versions are available to print or you can report a new workplace illness or injury online.
March 16, 2021 Employers, can you join us? Hiring through our Training-on-the-Job program connects you with workers and provides you with a wage subsidy and protection from work injuries during training. Learn how this unique recruitment opportunity can help your hiring strategy this year by registering for our 30-minute virtual session on March 24.
January 19, 2021 Need help hiring? Employers are invited to join us virtually on Feb 10 or Feb 25 to learn how we can provide a wage subsidy and protection from work injuries during training when you hire through our Training-on-the-Job program. Register today by selecting the date you wish to attend.
January 12, 2021 2021 cost of living adjustments. The 2021 cost of living adjustment (COLA) amount is 0.84% for eligible workers. For more information, read our fact sheets for workers and employers.
January 12, 2021 No increase to claim cost threshold. The claims cost threshold for no-time-lost claims used in experience rating is reviewed annually and will remain at $1,500 for claims occurring in 2021. Learn more about how claims affect your premiums.
December 15, 2020 Employers: a new way to manage your WCB account. With the new myWCB for employers mobile app you can access your account when and where it’s convenient for you. View your account’s status, request real-time clearance letters, check your account balance, make payments, and more. Download the app to get started.
December 10, 2020 2021 legislative changes. The Government of Alberta recently passed the Ensuring Safety and Cutting Red Tape Act, which amends the Workers’ Compensation Act. Learn about the changes effective January 1 and April 1, 2021.
December 1, 2020 Are you hiring? Do you have 30 minutes on December 10? Employers are invited to join us virtually to learn how WCB can provide a wage subsidy and protection from work injuries during training when you hire through our Training-on-the-Job program. Register today!
November 25, 2020 2021 premium rates. Our rate setting process ensures the long-term stability of the workers’ compensation system and the protection of benefits for injured workers well into the future. In 2021, the average premium rate will remain at $1.14.
October 27, 2020 2021 rate statements. Employers, your 2021 premium rate statement will be available in December by logging into your myWCB account. Don't have access to myWCB? Sign up by Nov. 19 to access your statement online. myWCB also allows you to obtain clearances, report claims, file your annual return and access other helpful information.
September 24, 2020 Canada emergency wage subsidy (CEWS). CEWS can help employers retain workers during the pandemic. Learn how this subsidy program impacts your WCB premiums.
September 9, 2020 COVID-19 cost relief for employers. The widespread impact of COVID-19 and the resulting business disruption have caused unprecedented challenges for employers. We are implementing cost relief measures that will relieve approximately $10 million in claim costs from employers’ experience. Find out more.
July 28, 2020 Access your payment information online. WCB no longer provides paper copies of your electronic deposits (EFT) statements. Workers, you can access your payment information through the myWCB app or myWCB. Questions? Call us at 1-866-922-9221.
July 7, 2020 The training-on-the-job (TOJ) application process is easier than ever. Employers, we’ve moved to an online platform called WCB Job Connections. All you have to do is keep us in mind when you have a job opportunity and visit the site as part of your normal recruitment process. Find out more about getting the TOJ program working for you.
May 20, 2020 Access your payment information online. WCB is going paperless. Starting this week we’ll no longer provide paper copies of your electronic deposits (EFT) statements. Workers, you can access your payment information through the myWCB app or myWCB. Questions? Call us at 1-866-922-9221.
March 27, 2020 Not signed up yet for direct deposit? You can access the form online or call us at 1-866-922-9221 to sign up.
March 23, 2020 Premium relief for employers (2020). The Government of Alberta has recently announced new premium relief measures for private sector employers. Invoices for 2020 premiums have been stopped for the remainder of the year. See our employer fact sheet for more information.
March 16, 2020 COVID-19 update. We’re taking extra precautions to keep our clients and staff safe by cancelling employer seminars and Millard Health workshops through April 30. For information on when to report a work-related exposure to COVID-19, please refer to our worker and employer fact sheets.
March 10, 2020 Questions about COVID-19? The risk of COVID-19 in Alberta is low, but you may have questions. Our new fact sheets for workers and employers explain WCB coverage and reporting in the event you, or someone who works for you, contracts the virus while working. More information for Albertans is available on the Government of Alberta website.

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