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WorkSafeBC collects insurance premiums from employers to cover the cost of workplace insurance. As an employer, you are required to pay premiums, just as you would for any other insurance. Premiums are based on the assessable earnings of your workers. The premiums we collect from you pay the costs associated with work-related injuries and diseases, including health care, wage loss, rehabilitation, and administration.

The amount you pay is determined by this formula:

Premium =
 (base rate ± experience rating adjustment) x assessable earnings



For more information about how we set your rate, visit the following pages:

Learn how your firm is classified according to the kind of work you do.

Rate setting
See how we determine your rate.

Experience rating
Find out how working safely can lower your premiums.

Calculating your premiums
Find out how to report your assessable earnings and pay your premiums.

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