News archives

2016

December 1, 2017 Annual return deadline is Feb. 28, 2018. Your online password will be mailed to you at the beginning of January. Learn more about reporting your insurable earnings.
November 29, 2017 2018 premium rates. The premiums employers pay fund the workers’ compensation system, and ensure injured workers receive the benefits they need now and in the future. In 2018, the average industry rate will remain flat at $1.02.
November 7, 2017 Board member vacancies. We are currently inviting applications to fill four vacancies on our Board of Directors. You can learn more about the current vacancy opportunities on the Government of Alberta's Public agencies, boards and commissions website.
July 6, 2017 WCB Review Panel shares recommendations. The WCB Review Panel has delivered its recommendations report to the Government of Alberta; the report is available on the Review Panel's website. Read our Board Chair's statement on the report of recommendations.
June 13, 2017 Save the date: 16th annual Health and Safety Conference. The Health & Safety Conference Society of Alberta is hosting its annual health and safety conference and trade fair Oct. 26 and 27 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. This includes 19 sessions featuring a variety of topics. For more information, and to register, visit the website.
June 13, 2017 Our AGM webcast is available online. If you couldn’t attend in person, you can watch our AGM webcast online. The webcast will be available until July 11. View it now .
May 1, 2017 Our 2017 Annual General Meeting is June 8. You can join us in Edmonton for this year’s event or at our live broadcast in Calgary. If you can’t make it to either location, a live webcast will also be available online. Registration opens May 24.
April 11, 2017 Every worker has the right to report an injury. We have posters available to remind workers of their right to report workplace injuries. View our posters.
March 14, 2017 Day of Mourning. On April 28, join us in honouring those who were killed, injured or disabled on the job. Request materials now to recognize the International Day of Mourning.
January 31, 2017 Increase to claims cost threshold. The claims cost threshold for no time loss claims used in experience rating is reviewed annually and will increase to $1,400 for claims occurring in 2017. Learn more.
December 16, 2016 2016 annual return. If you have workers, you're required to report your insurable earnings by February 28, 2017. Your annual return PIN letter will be mailed to you at the end of December/early January 2017. You can log in and submit your annual return starting on January 1, 2017.
November 30, 2016 2017 premium rates. Our rate setting process ensures the long-term stability of the workers’ compensation system and the protection of benefits for injured workers well into the future. In 2017, the average industry rate will remain flat at $1.02.
October 25, 2016 2017 rate statements. Your annual premium rate statement is no longer mailed. It will be available electronically in mid-December. Sign-up for Loss Control Reporting under myWCB by November 30 to access your 2017 online rate statement when it becomes available.
June 14, 2016 2015 surplus distribution. Better-than-expected investment returns in 2015 mean eligible employers will soon be receiving a surplus distribution. If your net rebate amount is under $200, it will be applied to your account. Find out more about the distribution.
June 9, 2016 Our AGM webcast is now available online. If you weren't able to attend in person, you can register to view our AGM webcast online. The webcast will be available for 30 days from today.
May 27, 2016 You're invited to our 2016 Annual General Meeting on June 9 in Edmonton. Register by June 3 at 780-498-8616 to attend this year's AGM, beginning at 10:30 a.m. If you're not able to attend, you can register to participate in our live webcast.
May 12, 2016 Join us in Edmonton on June 9 for our 2016 Annual General Meeting. Registration to attend in person or via live webcast opens May 27.
May 4, 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire. We have information available for workers and employers who have been impacted by the wildfire in Fort McMurray.
March 24, 2016 Review of WCB. Find information on how to participate in the government's review of WCB here.
March 4, 2016 Hit the links for charity. WCB's charity golf tournament is June 13 at the Edmonton Country Club. This year's event supports the Edmonton and Calgary Firefighter Burn Treatment Societies. Click here for more information about signing up or to learn about our sponsorship opportunities.
January 7, 2016 Details make the difference. The deadline to file your annual return is February 29, 2015. Your online password will be mailed to you in the beginning of January. Find out more.
January 6, 2016 Increase to claims cost threshold. The claim cost threshold for no time loss claims used in experience rating is reviewed annually and will increase to $1,300 effect for claims occurring in 2016.