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COVID-19 Paid Sick-Leave Reimbursement Program

The application for employers to apply for the B.C. government’s COVID-19 Sick-Leave Reimbursement Program is now available on WorkSafeBC’s online services portal. Through the program, employers who do not have an existing sick-leave program 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.

How to apply

To access the COVID-19 Sick-Leave Reimbursement application and apply for reimbursement, employers must be:

  1. Registered for WorkSafeBC insurance coverage, and
  2. Signed up for WorkSafeBC’s employer online services.

If you’re registered for WorkSafeBC insurance and have an employer online services account

You can apply for reimbursement by logging in to your account and selecting Get started under COVID-19 sick-leave reimbursement.

Log in

If you’re registered for WorkSafeBC insurance and don’t have an employer online services account

You need to sign up for an employer online services account to apply for reimbursement. For instructions on how to sign up, please watch this video or read these instructions for signing up.

Sign up for an online services account

In addition to the COVID-19 Sick-Leave Reimbursement application, our enhanced employer online services offer the easiest and most convenient way for you to report payroll, pay premiums, and more.

If you’re not registered for WorkSafeBC insurance coverage

Your first step is to register for insurance coverage with us. See how to apply for WorkSafeBC insurance coverage.

Apply for coverage

Once you’re registered with us, you can set up your employer online services account and apply for reimbursement.

Learn more about the B.C. government’s COVID-19 Sick-Leave Reimbursement Program

For more information, please visit the B.C. government’s website on COVID-19 sick leave.

If you have questions about the B.C. government’s COVID-19 Sick-Leave Reimbursement Program, please call toll-free 1.888.PAY.4C19 (1.888.729.4219).