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Rate information sessions

Join other B.C. employers in hearing about WorkSafeBC’s preliminary assessment premium rates for 2024. Learn how you can reduce your premiums through promoting a safer and healthier workplace and helping injured workers recover.

WorkSafeBC announces 2024 preliminary rates

WorkSafeBC announces that the preliminary average base premium rate for 2024 is 1.55 percent of employers' assessable payroll, which has been maintained at the same level since 2018. Learn more.

Register for one of our upcoming sessions

We’re offering virtual rate information sessions, presented on a secure platform, that are open for employers across the province to attend.

  • Thursday, July 27, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific time (registration is now closed)
  • Thursday, July 27, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Pacific time (registration is now closed)
  • Thursday, September 14, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Pacific time*
  • Thursday, September 14, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Pacific time*

*Registration closes September 12 at 11:59 p.m.

After you register, we’ll email you a reminder and the session link before your selected session.

Register now

What we cover in the sessions

The sessions will include a presentation focused on the following topics, followed by a live question and answer period:

  • The financial state of the workers’ compensation system
  • Rate and classification changes
  • How you, as an employer, can influence your rates through improved health and safety practices

Watch a recording of a 2024 rate information session

If you’re not able to join us for one of the upcoming sessions, you can watch the following recording of the presentation segment of the session.


Resources to help you reduce your premium

While your base premium rate is set using the historical costs of injuries for your industry, you have the opportunity to earn a discount for your business by reducing your claim costs.

We offer tools and expert advice on how to do this through injury prevention, workplace safety, and disability management and return-to-work programs for injured workers. For best practices in injury prevention and injury management that could help you lower your costs, visit our industry health and safety pages.

To learn more about what’s driving costs in your industry, browse our industry health and safety data.

Questions about the sessions?

  • Send an email to
  • Write to us at PO Box 5350 Stn Terminal, Vancouver BC V6B 5L5