Overview of changes for the Workers Compensation Act 2019
Changes to the language and numbering in the Workers Compensation Act came into effect on April 6, 2020. Learn more about these amendments.
These amendments are not substantive in content but require WorkSafeBC, associations, and employers to update materials that reference the Act. The changes include a reorganization of the Act's components, some new wording in various sections, and deletion of provisions that have been repealed or are no longer needed.
To assist you with this transition, this resource provides links to the health and safety provisions of the Workers Compensation Act on the Searchable OHS Regulation & related materials webpages. Section numbers from the 1996 Act are given, along with their corresponding division numbers, section numbers, and section names in the 2019 Act.