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2012 Premium Rates

In 2010, following consultation with stakeholders, the WSIB Board of Directors decided to increase the average premium rate for employers by 2 per cent in 2011 and 2012. Premium rates for employer rate groups will increase by 2 per cent for 2012 so that employers contribute towards the financial stability of the workplace insurance system.

Any proposed changes to the premium rate structure resulting from the Harry Arthurs review would not come into effect until 2013. Ontario’s workplace insurance system is in a transition period until then, and the modest premium rate increase for 2012 is the minimum necessary to stabilize the system’s finances while being fair to the workers and employers who rely on it.

Reducing injuries and implementing a healthy and safe workplace is still the best way to help reduce costs. Employers who have effective health and safety and work reintegration programs can take advantage of financial incentives to reduce their workplace insurance costs. Learn how the WSIB is working for you - check out the resources, tools, and programs available to assist you.

The WSIB maximum insurable earnings ceiling for 2012 is $81,700. This is an increase of 2.6 per cent from $79,600 in 2011. Changes to the Maximum Insurable Earnings Ceiling are directly linked to changes in average earnings in Ontario as measured by Statistics Canada, and provisions under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act.

Premium rates table

View 2012 premium rates by rate group. Your rate group number appears on your WSIB Premium Remittance Form. Our 2012 premium rates backgrounder contains additional information.

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We know that you may have questions about your 2012 rate. You may want to know how rates are set, and what you can do to improve your rate group’s performance in future years.

Representatives in your local WSIB office have additional information about your 2012 premium rate; the WSIB’s premium rate setting process; and the wide range of information, incentives and initiatives that are available to Ontario employers. They will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

The WSIB and Health and Safety Ontario are here to work with you to improve your work reintegration and workplace health and safety programs.

2012 premium rates table

Note: 2012 premium rates have been calculated based on a 2-per-cent increase across all rate groups, rounded to the nearest cent.

Rate Group Description 2012 Premium Rate
($)
2011 Premium Rate
($)
Premium rate change as
% of 2011 payroll
030 Logging 12.72 12.47 0.3%
033 Mill Products And Forestry Services 8.59 8.42 0.2%
036 Veneers, Plywood And Wood Preservation 5.24 5.14 0.1%
039 Pulp, Newsprint And Specialty Papers 2.86 2.80 0.1%
041 Corrugated Boxes 3.16 3.10 0.1%
110 Gold Mines 7.95 7.79 0.2%
113 Nickel Mines 5.08 4.98 0.1%
119 Other Mines 6.53 6.40 0.1%
134 Aggregates 6.36 6.24 0.1%
159 Livestock Farms 6.92 6.78 0.1%
167 Field Crop, Fruit And Vegetable Farms 2.77 2.72 0.0%
174 Tobacco And Mushroom Farms 5.03 4.93 0.1%
181 Fishing And Miscellaneous Farming 3.58 3.51 0.1%
184 Poultry Farms And Agricultural Services 3.19 3.13 0.1%
190 Landscaping And Related Services 4.81 4.72 0.1%
207 Meat And Fish Products 4.55 4.46 0.1%
210 Poultry Products 3.42 3.35 0.1%
214 Fruit And Vegetable Products 2.62 2.57 0.1%
216 Dairy Products 2.21 2.17 0.0%
220 Other Bakery Products 3.91 3.83 0.1%
222 Confectionery 1.76 1.73 0.0%
223 Biscuits, Snack Foods And Other Food Products 2.73 2.68 0.0%
226 Crushed And Ground Foods 1.65 1.62 0.0%
230 Alcoholic Beverages 1.52 1.49 0.0%
231 Soft Drinks 3.50 3.43 0.1%
238 Other Rubber Products 4.03 3.95 0.1%
258 Foamed And Expanded Plastic Products 2.85 2.79 0.1%
261 Plastic Film And Sheeting 2.40 2.35 0.0%
263 Other Plastic Products 3.15 3.09 0.1%
289 Cloth, Carpets And Textile Products 3.62 3.55 0.1%
301 Clothing, Fibre And Yarn 2.37 2.32 0.1%
308 Millwork And Other Wood Industries 5.44 5.33 0.1%
311 Wooden Cabinets 4.06 3.98 0.1%
312 Wooden Boxes And Pallets 6.97 6.83 0.1%
322 Upholstered Furniture 3.26 3.20 0.1%
323 Metal Furniture 2.28 2.24 0.0%
325 Wooden And Other Non-Metal Furniture 4.20 4.12 0.1%
328 Furniture Parts And Fixtures 4.07 3.99 0.1%
333 Printing, Platemaking And Binding 1.71 1.68 0.0%
335 Publishing 0.55 0.54 0.0%
338 Folding Cartons 2.59 2.54 0.0%
341 Paper Products 3.11 3.05 0.1%
352 Steel And Other Smelting And Refining Industries 2.56 2.51 0.1%
358 Foundries 4.19 4.11 0.1%
361 Non-Ferrous Metal Industries 3.51 3.44 0.1%
374 Doors And Windows 3.48 3.41 0.1%
375 Structural And Architectural Products 4.60 4.51 0.1%
377 Coating Of Metal Products 4.09 4.01 0.1%
379 Hardware, Tools And Cutlery 2.68 2.63 0.1%
382 Metal Dies, Moulds And Patterns 2.17 2.13 0.0%
383 Heating, Refrigeration And Air Conditioning Equipment 2.72 2.67 0.1%
385 Machine Shops 2.55 2.50 0.0%
387 Other Metal Fabricating Industries 3.59 3.52 0.1%
389 Metal Closures And Containers 2.53 2.48 0.0%
390 Other Stamped And Pressed Metal Products 3.51 3.44 0.1%
393 Wire Products 3.29 3.23 0.1%
402 Major Appliances And Transmission Equipment 2.27 2.23 0.0%
403 Other Machinery And Equipment 1.70 1.67 0.0%
406 Elevators And Escalators 2.64 2.59 0.1%
408 Boilers, Pumps And Fans 2.40 2.35 0.0%
411 Agricultural, Construction And Mining Machinery 2.82 2.76 0.1%
417 Aircraft Manufacturing 1.53 1.50 0.0%
419 Motor Vehicle Assembly 3.51 3.44 0.1%
420 Motor Vehicle Engine Manufacturing 1.85 1.81 0.0%
421 Other Motor Vehicle Parts And Equipment 3.51 3.44 0.1%
424 Motor Vehicle Stampings 3.51 3.44 0.1%
425 Motor Vehicle Wheels And Brakes 3.51 3.44 0.1%
428 Motor Vehicle Fabric Accessories 4.47 4.38 0.1%
432 Trucks, Buses And Trailers 4.29 4.21 0.1%
442 Railroad Rolling Stock 2.68 2.63 0.1%
460 Lighting And Small Electrical Appliances 2.59 2.54 0.0%
466 Communication And Energy Wire Products 2.39 2.34 0.1%
468 Electronic Equipment & Other Communication Devices 0.39 0.39 0.0%
477 Industrial Electrical Equipment 1.52 1.49 0.0%
485 Bricks, Ceramics And Abrasives 4.43 4.34 0.1%
496 Concrete Products 5.29 5.19 0.1%
497 Ready-Mix Concrete 3.84 3.76 0.1%
501 Non-Metallic Mineral Products 2.93 2.87 0.1%
502 Glass Products 2.98 2.92 0.1%
507 Petroleum And Coal Products 1.15 1.13 0.0%
512 Resins, Paint, Ink And Adhesives 1.71 1.68 0.0%
514 Pharmaceuticals And Medicines 0.94 0.92 0.0%
517 Soap And Toiletries 1.64 1.61 0.0%
524 Chemical Industries 1.92 1.88 0.0%
529 Jewelry And Instruments 1.00 0.98 0.0%
533 Signs And Displays 3.12 3.06 0.1%
538 Sporting Goods And Toys 4.18 4.10 0.1%
542 Other Manufactured Products 2.08 2.04 0.0%
551 Air Transport Industries 2.04 2.00 0.0%
553 Air Transport Services 1.89 1.85 0.0%
560 Warehousing 3.35 3.28 0.1%
570 General Trucking 6.56 6.43 0.1%
577 Courier Services 2.95 2.89 0.1%
580 Miscellaneous Transport Industries 4.99 4.89 0.1%
584 School Buses 2.97 2.91 0.1%
590 Ambulance Services 6.30 6.18 0.1%
604 Food, Sales 2.48 2.43 0.0%
606 Grocery And Convenience Stores 2.15 2.11 0.0%
607 Specialty Food Stores 3.64 3.57 0.1%
608 Beer Stores 4.07 3.99 0.1%
612 Agricultural Products, Sales 2.42 2.37 0.0%
630 Vehicle Services And Repairs 3.46 3.39 0.1%
633 Petroleum Products, Sales 2.54 2.49 0.0%
636 Other Sales 1.43 1.40 0.0%
638 Pharmacies 0.69 0.68 0.0%
641 Clothing Stores 1.56 1.53 0.0%
657 Automobile And Truck Dealers 0.79 0.78 0.0%
668 Computer, Electronic And Electrical Equipment, Sales 0.49 0.48 0.0%
670 Machinery And Other Vehicles, Sales 1.80 1.76 0.0%
681 Lumber And Builders Supply 2.94 2.88 0.1%
685 Metal Products, Wholesale 3.17 3.11 0.1%
689 Waste Materials Recycling 6.02 5.90 0.1%
704 Electrical And Incidental Construction Services 3.60 3.53 0.1%
707 Mechanical And Sheet Metal Work 4.06 3.98 0.1%
711 Roadbuilding And Excavating 5.16 5.06 0.1%
719 Inside Finishing 7.33 7.19 0.1%
723 Industrial, Commercial & Institutional Construction 4.44 4.35 0.1%
728 Roofing 14.44 14.16 0.3%
732 Heavy Civil Construction 6.86 6.73 0.1%
737 Millwrighting And Welding 6.73 6.60 0.1%
741 Masonry 12.39 12.15 0.2%
748 Form Work And Demolition 17.86 17.51 0.3%
751 Siding And Outside Finishing 10.00 9.80 0.2%
764 Homebuilding 8.88 8.71 0.2%
810 School Boards 0.79 0.78 0.0%
817 Educational Facilities 0.36 0.36 0.0%
830 Power And Telecommunication Lines 4.34 4.25 0.1%
833 Electric Power Generation 0.77 0.76 0.0%
835 Oil, Power And Water Distribution 1.05 1.03 0.0%
838 Natural Gas Distribution 0.68 0.67 0.0%
845 Local Government Services 2.19 2.15 0.0%
851 Homes For Nursing Care 3.21 3.15 0.1%
852 Homes For Residential Care 3.22 3.16 0.1%
853 Hospitals 1.08 1.06 0.0%
857 Nursing Services 3.23 3.17 0.1%
858 Group Homes 3.07 3.01 0.1%
861 Treatment Clinics And Specialized Services 1.08 1.06 0.0%
875 Professional Offices And Agencies 0.72 0.71 0.0%
905 Apartment And Condominium Services 2.97 2.91 0.1%
908 Other Real Estate Services 1.28 1.25 0.0%
911 Security And Investigation Services 1.70 1.67 0.0%
919 Restaurants And Catering 1.68 1.65 0.0%
921 Hotels, Motels And Camping 3.03 2.97 0.1%
923 Janitorial Services 3.64 3.57 0.1%
929 Supply Of Non-Clerical Labour 4.93 4.83 0.1%
933 Equipment Rental And Repair Services 3.01 2.95 0.1%
937 Recreational Services And Facilities 2.14 2.10 0.0%
944 Personal Services 3.18 3.12 0.1%
956 Legal And Financial Services 0.21 0.21 0.0%
958 Technical And Business Services 0.38 0.38 0.0%
962 Advertising And Entertainment 1.07 1.05 0.0%
975 Linen And Laundry Services 4.02 3.94 0.1%
981 Membership Organizations 0.78 0.77 0.0%
983 Communications Industries 0.37 0.37 0.0%

 

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