• Before the work starts, get the clearance number.

  • Before the work starts, get the clearance number.

  • Before the work starts, get the clearance number.

Do you have your clearance number?

Not having a valid clearance number means penalties and serious fines. We're here to help. Find out if you need coverage.

Need help with your reconciliation form?

If you've received a reconciliation form in the mail, you need to fill it out and send it back to the WSIB. Here are some sample forms and other information that will help.

 
 

What is the WSIB?

The WSIB is a government agency that provides no-fault compensation for Ontario workplaces covered under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997.

What is Bill 119 Mandatory Coverage in Construction?

As of January 1, 2013, the Ontario Government made WSIB coverage mandatory for most people in the construction industry.

Need more information? Please explore the site, see our FAQs, or read our Administrative Practice Documents on Insurable Earnings in Construction and Expanded Mandatory Coverage in Construction.

 

Benefits of WSIB Coverage

When you are covered by the WSIB, it means that if you are injured in a work-related accident or develop a work-related illness, you can depend on the WSIB to support you through your recovery, and help you get safely back to work.

Depending on your situation, we may provide:

Find more information on the Benefits of Coverage page.

 

What is a Clearance Number?

A clearance number confirms that a contractor/ subcontractor is registered with the WSIB and that their account is in good standing.

For more information, go to our Who Needs a Clearance Number page.

What's New:

As of January 1, 2013 new mandatory coverage rules came into effect; however, starting January 1, 2014, contractors who have not yet registered with the WSIB, and who do construction work without a valid clearance number will face fines of up to $100,000 upon conviction.  Those who hire contractors without confirming they have a valid clearance number also face serious fines and penalties.

Watch our presentation or attend an information session near you to learn more.