WSCC Service Updates

All WSCC offices are open with health and safety measures in place. Clients are encouraged to book an appointment before visiting. Please go to our COVID-19 page for important service updates, and the COVID-19 Resource page for essential tools for your workplace.

On October 12, 2021 Iqaluit City Council declared a state of local emergency due to the possibility of petroleum hydrocarbons at the Iqaluit water treatment plant. The Government of Nunavut is advising Iqalummiut not to consume tap water for drinking or cooking, until further notice. 

Employers must ensure that potable (safe to drink) water is readily available in the workplace or to make alternate arrangements to ensure that employees have access to safe drinking water. 

On October 12, 2021 Iqaluit City Council declared a state of local emergency due to the possibility of petroleum hydrocarbons at the Iqaluit water treatment plant. The Government of Nunavut is advising Iqalummiut not to consume tap water for drinking or cooking, until further notice. 

A Toolbox Talk is a casual workplace safety talk that focuses on a specific topic. A supervisor leads the talk, focusing on that day’s work, such as a new or uncommon task, workplace hazards, and/or safe work practices. It's important to demonstrate to workers that safety is a priority in your business by taking the lead and showing them that safety is not only one person's job; it’s a company commitment. They help combat complacency by keeping health and safety top of mind.

If you suffer a workplace injury that requires medical aid, you must report the injury to your Employer and the WSCC.

If you need help filling out the Worker's Report of Injury form, please call WSCC at:

NWT Tele-claim: 1-800-661-0792
Nunavut Tele-claim: 1-877-404-4407

After you provide first aid for your injured worker, and transport them to the closest hospital or medical centre (if necessary), you must report the incident to the WSCC.

Please note that some incidents must be reported orally to 1-800-661-0792. For more information see our webpage on your reporting requirements.

If you get injured at work, the claims process helps determine your benefits. 
These benefits may include:

  • compensation for lost wages while you recover from a work injury;
  • medical care and other non-financial benefits;
  • permanent disability awards, like a pension;
  • return to work services, and
  • reimbursement for prescriptions and out-of-pocket expenses

The Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (ATIPP) allows the WSCC to collect personal information from businesses and members of the public to successfully run its programs and activities.  For example, if someone files a claim, they provide their name, address, date of birth, and medical information related to the injury or disease. For more information please read our Privacy Statement for Workers.

The Return to Work process starts with the first visit to the health care provider. 

The following steps assist employers with getting an injured worker back to work.