Owners of incorporated companies

Owners of incorporated companies are responsible for applying for coverage with WorkSafeBC to determine if their corporation is required to register.

Generally, in incorporated companies, shareholders, directors, officers of the corporation, and principals (officers who also own shares in the corporation) who are actively involved in the company are considered to be workers, and the corporation must be registered with WorkSafeBC to provide coverage.

If an incorporated company is required to be registered but is not registered and a shareholder is injured, the claim will be rejected unless the shareholder can demonstrate that they were not personally responsible for registering the company.

Once your application is submitted, we will review it and notify you of our decision.

When you're ready to apply, visit our Apply for coverage page to learn more.