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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.

Effective Date: Jan 1, 2016 File type: PDF (289 KB) Asset type: Practice Directive Practice Directive Number: C9-4