Effective Jan. 1, 2016, waged farm workers in Alberta are protected under the workers' compensation system.
If you are injured at work, this means you will have access to the benefits and services available under the Workers' Compensation Act. This includes replacing lost wages resulting from your injury, as well as providing medical and rehabilitation support to help you recover and return to work safely.
Coverage for farm and ranch owners, family members of owners, and non-waged workers is optional. If you want to confirm if you're covered or have questions about the system, call us at 1-866-922-9221.
We'll continue to add information to our website to help you understand your rights and responsibilities under the workers' compensation system.