Compensation Practice Directive: #C9-4 — Initial and Long-Term Average Earnings
This practice directive was amended on March 31, 2005, to incorporate a change in practice regarding the ten-week rate review required by section 33.1(2) of the Workers Compensation Act (the “Act”).
This practice directive was further amended on April 14, 2005, to remove reference to the Long-Term Rate Setting Unit in section 6.2. On August 1, 2006, Appendix A was deleted in response to amendments to the policies on workers and fishers deducting business and/or equipment expenses, and replaced by content in Practice Directive #C9-10, Workers Deducting Business and/or Equipment Expenses.
On May 1, 2008, consequential changes were made in response to amendments to RSCM Volume II, Policy item #67.60, Exceptional Circumstances.
On July 1, 2012, changes were made in response to amendments in the Workers Compensation Amendment Act, 2011 (“Bill 14”) relating to the calculation of long-term average earnings for apprentices or learners.
On January 1, 2016, section 10(ii) of the Adjudicative Guidelines was removed in response to changes to Policy item #66.00, General Rule for Determining Long Term Average Earnings. Under the revised policy, long-term average earnings are calculated for all Federal Government employees covered by the Government Employees Compensation Act.