Effective Jan. 1, 2016, some farming and ranching operations in Alberta require mandatory workers’ compensation coverage for their waged, non-family workers.
If you have questions about who you have to cover, or about the application form, please call us at 1-866-922-9221. If you would prefer to fill out a paper form, click here.
To help make opening your WCB account as easy as possible, please take a moment to review a couple of tips for completing your application.
Selecting your account start date
On the application form you will be asked to select a start date for your workers. This date should reflect the first day when waged workers were employed. Please do not select a date prior to January 1, 2016.
Selecting your industry (or industries)
To help us make sure we accurately set your premiums, we ask for information about your business activities. On the Company Operations page, please indicate your industry from the list below. If you operate in more than one industry, please include them all. If you don't see a description below that fits for you, please include your own description in the form.
- Listing equipment and assets
A general description of the assets used for your operations helps us ensure we have you classified in the correct industry (e.g. combines, tractors). You do not need to include detailed information such as the make, model, and serial numbers for your equipment.
|Agri-tourism farms||Fishing/fish or fur farms||Hog producers|
|Apiaries||Forage & peat moss processing||Livestock auctions/stockyards|
|Beef producers||Goat/sheep producers||Llama/alpaca producers|
|Dairy farms||Greenhouses/market gardens||Mushroom producers/bait farms|
|Elk/bison producers||Harvesting/baling - custom||Poultry/egg producers|
|Feed lots||Hay/grain/crop farming||Riding academies/horse stables|