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Employers need to sign up for online services to apply for COVID-19 sick-leave reimbursement

Published on: May 28, 2021

The application for employers to apply for the B.C. government’s COVID-19 Paid Sick-Leave Reimbursement Program will be available on WorkSafeBC’s online services portal in mid-June.

Through the program, employers who do not have an existing paid sick-leave program in place can apply to be reimbursed for up to three days of wages paid to workers for COVID-19 related sick leave. The reimbursement program is available for sick leave taken from May 20 until the program ends on Dec. 31, 2021. To apply, employers must be registered for WorkSafeBC insurance coverage and signed up for our employer online services. Learn more about how to apply.