Every hour, Albertans are injured on the job. The Workers' Compensation Board - Alberta is a not-for-profit organization that helps injured workers return to work as quickly and as safely as possible, while providing financial compensation for wages lost due to their workplace injury.
Protection is provided for you and your employer regardless of who caused the work injury. The workers' compensation system is funded through the payment of premiums by employers with coverage.
Most employers and workers are covered by WCB-Alberta; however, some industries are not required to have this coverage. If you are unsure whether you have WCB-Alberta coverage, ask your employer.
There are no citizenship or age boundaries - if you are a worker in Alberta working in an industry under the Workers' Compensation Act, you are protected by WCB-Alberta.
WCB-Alberta provides the only insurance that offers protection from lawsuit for you, your employers and other parties covered by WCB-Alberta.
Year Maximum Insurable Earnings 2014 $92,300 2013 $90,200
See Board Orders on the Maximum Insurable Earnings (MIE)