Who needs to Register?
Mandatory coverage in construction
Starting January 1, 2013, WSIB coverage is mandatory for independent operators, sole proprietors, partners in a partnership and executive officers in a corporation who work in or carry on a business in construction. Most will have to register with us(some exemptions apply).
Learn about mandatory coverage in construction.
If you are hiring workers now or already have employees, you should already be registered.
Exemptions to Mandatory Coverage
- Home renovation - Home renovators who do not have workers and contract directly with the person occupying the residence and work exclusively in home renovation work are exempt from the mandatory coverage legislation. If this is you, registration is not required.
- Executive Officers, Partners - One executive officer or partner can apply for an exemption from mandatory coverage. This must be an individual who does not perform any construction work on any building site (including on-site supervision).
- FAQ - Mandatory coverage in the construction industry
- eServices make it easy
- eLaws mandatory coverage in construction amendment
Call the WSIB:
Toll Free: 1-800-387-0750
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