Media Release: WSCC releases assessment rates for 2019

November 26 / 2018

Media Release: WSCC releases assessment rates for 2019

Yellowknife, NT (November 26, 2018) – The Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut (WSCC) have announced the 2019 employer assessment rates.

This year, the average provisional assessment rate will be $2.10 per $100 assessable payroll. This provisional target rate is the rate employers would pay if there was only one rate for all employers, and is the rate the WSCC uses as a starting point when setting individual subclass rates.

The 2019 average provisional assessment rate puts the WSCC in a position to maintain the same level of assessment revenue as in 2017 and 2018. Subclass adjustments are being made to ensure fairness. Industries with increased claims cost experience are paying more to fund the system, while those with reduced costs are paying less.

In 2019 the Year’s Maximum Insurable Remuneration (YMIR) will increase from $90,600 to $92,400. YMIR is the maximum earnings the WSCC uses to calculate compensation paid to an injured worker per year.

Once again, employers can conveniently access the individual subclass rates for all industries for the upcoming year through the online service WSCC Connect. You can view the WSCC’s current and historical rates by Class & Subclass and by Specific Industry.

WSCC Connect is accessible through wscc.nt.ca or wscc.nu.ca. Click on the WSCC Connect logo located at the top of the page and follow the button to View Assessment Rates.

The WSCC strives to sustain a fund that protects employers and injured workers over the long term, and continues its commitment to working in partnership with our stakeholders to ensure workplace safety, and care for workers.

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Maggie Collins
Communications Manager
T: (867) 920-3854
TF: 1 (800) 661-0792 ext. 3854