WSIB Changes

Under new legislation, independent operators, sole proprietors, some partners in a partnership and some executive officers who work in construction will also be required to have WSIB coverage effective January 1, 2013.  In addition, principals must now get a WSIB clearance before contractors/subcontractors can begin construction work.  Contractors/subcontractors must have WSIB coverage, report and pay their premiums on time so they are eligible for the clearance.  Both principals and contractors/subcontractors could face penalties if they do not abide by the new rules.  For more information, please refer to the WSIB website at