During the COVID-19 pandemic, WorkSafeBC remains committed to supporting your insurance needs. Here is some information on what you need to know about WorkSafeBC insurance services during the pandemic.
Premiums waived for furloughed workers
To support employers impacted by COVID-19, we are waiving premiums for employers who are approved to receive the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) for furloughed workers (employees on leave with full or partial pay). Learn more.
Deferred quarter 1 and 2 payments for 2020
Last year, we announced that 2020 quarter 1 and 2 premiums could be deferred as a way to provide relief to employers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. That deferral period ended on October 20, 2020. We recognize that some businesses may still be facing challenges during this time, and we’re here to help if you can’t make your payment. Learn more.
Coverage for workers in another province due to COVID-19
If you have workers who previously worked in B.C. but now work and reside in another province due to the current pandemic, they are not covered by WorkSafeBC coverage. Learn more.
You can complete almost all your insurance transactions with us — such as reporting your payroll, paying your premiums, and updating your address — online.
Sign up or log in on your desktop or mobile device to access benefits such as:
- Paying by credit card, direct debit, or e-banking
- Immediate clearance: Most firms can view their updated clearance status immediately after reporting and making a payment
- Going paperless: Receive payroll reports by email
Learn more about our online reporting and payment options.