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Most businesses in Ontario must register with the WSIB within 10 days of hiring their first worker.  

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Register When you’re ready to register your business, gather the business information you’ll need and register your business online. Learn about the many features of eRegistration.

Businesses that need to register

Almost all businesses need to register, whether their workers are full-time or part-time. If you are not sure about whether or not your business needs to be registered, call us at 416-344-1000 or 1-800-387-0750.

Benefits of registering

Registration provides workplace insurance coverage for all of your workers, gives you peace of mind, and lets you access experts in health and safety.

The benefits of registration are clear:

  • no-fault insurance
  • greater protection, since in most cases workers can't sue you following a work-related injury or illness
  • benefits for your workers - WSIB insurance replaces lost earnings and covers health care costs resulting from work-related injuries and illnesses
  • help in returning your workers to the job - and returning your business to full productivity
  • training and prevention programs

Note for sole proprietors, partners and executive officers

You are not automatically eligible for WSIB coverage. For more information, call us at 416-344-1000 or 1-800-387-0750.

Mandatory coverage in construction

If you are an independent operator, sole proprietor, partner or executive officer, and you work or carry on a business in construction, you must have WSIB coverage (some exemptions apply). Learn about Mandatory coverage in the construction industry.

If you do not work in construction, you are not automatically eligible for WSIB coverage and you may apply for Optional Insurance. Contact us for more information at 416-344-1000 or 1-800-387-0750, Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

If you are required by law to register, private coverage is not a substitute.

Do you need a clearance certificate?

A clearance is a certificate that the WSIB provides at no charge, which proves that a business/contractor is registered with the WSIB and that their account is in good standing.

Most newly registered employers requiring a clearance certificate at the time of registration will need to make an initial advance payment of $250. This payment is applied to your WSIB account as a credit and will be applied towards your future premiums.

An advance payment is not new to the WSIB. Based on your feedback as of October 1, 2017, we have moved to a more consistent and transparent approach by requiring a standard amount of $250 for the advance payment.

Need help with eRegistration?

Read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and Troubleshooting Guide.

If you need help, a WSIB account representative can help you register. Call us at 416-344-1000 or 1-800-387-0750.

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