News and announcements

June 30, 2020 Did you miss our 2020 Annual General Meeting? It’s not too late to view the recording. Watch it online until July 28.
May 20, 2020 Access your payment information online. WCB is going paperless. Starting this week we’ll no longer provide paper copies of your electronic deposits (EFT) statements. Workers, you can access your payment information through the myWCB app or myWCB. Questions? Call us at 1-866-922-9221.
March 27, 2020 Not signed up yet for direct deposit? You can access the form online or call us at 1-866-922-9221 to sign up.
March 23, 2020 Premium relief for employers (2020). The Government of Alberta has recently announced new premium relief measures for private sector employers. Invoices for 2020 premiums have been stopped for the remainder of the year. See our employer fact sheet for more information.
March 16, 2020 COVID-19 update. We’re taking extra precautions to keep our clients and staff safe by cancelling employer seminars and Millard Health workshops through April 30. For information on when to report a work-related exposure to COVID-19, please refer to our worker and employer fact sheets.
March 10, 2020 Questions about COVID-19? The risk of COVID-19 in Alberta is low, but you may have questions. Our new fact sheets for workers and employers explain WCB coverage and reporting in the event you, or someone who works for you, contracts the virus while working. More information for Albertans is available on the Government of Alberta website.
Jan. 14, 2020 Supporting psychological health and safety. We are excited to partner with the University of Fredericton to offer Alberta employers exclusive rates to online certificate courses in psychological health and safety. Get started today!.
Jan. 14, 2020 No increase to claim cost threshold. The claims cost threshold for no-time-lost claims used in experience rating is reviewed annually and will remain at $1,500 for claims occurring in 2020. Learn more.
Dec. 17, 2019 Annual return deadline is Feb. 29, 2020. Your online password will be mailed to you at the beginning of January, and it will help get you started. Find out more.
Dec. 10, 2019 We’re posting our procedures on our website. Our first injured worker procedures are now available to both staff and the public. This change means we can all read from the same page of a shared book. Learn more and view our procedures manual.
Dec. 9, 2019 Coverage for farms and ranches. Legislative changes effective Jan. 31, 2020 impact workers' compensation requirements for farms and ranches. Learn more about how these changes impact Alberta’s workers and employers.
Oct. 29, 2019 2020 rate statements. Employers, your 2020 premium rate statement will be in your Loss Control Reporting (LCR) mailbox in December. Don't have access to LCR? Sign up by Nov. 21 to access your statement online.
Oct. 21, 2019 Board vacancies. We are currently inviting applications to fill the following vacancies on our Board of Directors: Chair, WCB Board of Directors, and three board members representing the interest of employers, workers and the general public.

You can learn more about the current vacancy opportunities on the Government of Alberta's Public agencies, boards and commissions website.

Oct. 1, 2019 We want your feedback. We're moving on to phase two of our employer accounts and premiums policy review and we'd like to hear from you. Find out more about the policies being updated and how you can get involved.
July 16, 2019 Thank you for your feedback. We're reviewing our employer accounts and premium policies, and wanted to hear from you. Your opinion matters—thank you for your participation.
May 14, 2019 We want your feedback. We're reviewing our employer accounts and premium policies, and want to hear from you. The posting is open for consultation until July 15. Your opinion matters.
Mar. 18, 2019 Welcoming our new President & CEO. Trevor Alexander has joined WCB-Alberta as our new President & CEO, bringing more than 30 years of experience in Canadian workers’ compensation to his leadership. Learn more about Trevor.
Feb. 26, 2019 Prolonged exposure therapy workshop. Dr. Elna Yadin will be at Millard Health June 3-6 presenting a workshop on how to implement prolonged exposure therapy for survivors of trauma. Find out more..
Jan. 29, 2019 Cannabis and work. As part of cannabis legalization, provincial governments are responsible for ensuring workplace safety. In Alberta, the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act addresses impairment that causes unsafe work conditions. Learn more about the responsibilities of workers and employers.
Jan. 18, 2019 New President and CEO. The Board of Directors has selected a new WCB-Alberta President & CEO. Trevor Alexander joins the organization on March 18. Find out more.
Jan. 15, 2019 2019 Policy Project Plan. The plan reflects stakeholder priorities and input from the 2017 Review Report. The plan is open for consultation until March 12.
Jan. 8, 2019 Increase to claims cost threshold. The claims cost threshold for no-time-lost claims used in experience rating is reviewed annually and will increase to $1,500 for claims occurring in 2019. Learn more.

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