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Note the "Previous - Next" buttons at the bottom of your form and the tabs along the left edge. Use the "Previous - Next" buttons to move through each screen, while the tabs on the left show you where you are in completing your application. Once you have answered all questions, click the "Submit" button in the lower right corner to send your application to the WCB.

You must answer the questions on all screens before submitting your application. All fields marked by "*" are mandatory.


What is the Cost of Workers' Compensation?

Your annual workers' compensation premium is calculated as insurable earnings (including both worker insurable earnings and personal coverage) for the year, divided by 100 and multiplied by the premium rate. Minimum annual premium is $200.

You can find a list of current WCB-Alberta premium rates here. To determine if your company requires coverage, click here.

Some examples of how current-year premiums are calculated:

1. Company A: personal coverage only

(a) personal coverage $30,000
(b) worker insurable earnings $0
(capped by per worker maximum earnings)
(c) total insurable earnings (a+b) $30,000
(d) current year rate (per $100 of earnings) $1.00
(e) premium (cd/100) $300.00

Premium for the year is $300.

2. Company B: premium less than $200 minimum

(a) personal coverage $0
(b) worker insurable earnings $4,000
(capped by per worker maximum earnings)
(c) total insurable earnings (a+b) $4,000
(d) current year rate (per $100 of earnings) $2.00
(e) premium (cd/100) $80.00

Since premium of $80.00 is less than the WCB's $200 minimum amount, premium for the year is $200.

3. Company C: personal coverage and worker insurable earnings

(a) personal coverage $90,000
(b) worker insurable earnings $210,000
(capped by per worker maximum earnings)
(c) total insurable earnings (a+b) $300,000
(d) current year rate (per $100 of earnings) $1.50
(e) premium (cd/100) $4,500.00

Premium for the year is $4,500.



Company Identification

Legal Business Name

A legal business name is typically any individual, proprietorship, partnership, corporation, association, or other organization that has the legal capacity to make a contract or an agreement and the ability to assume an obligation and to discharge a debt.

The legal entity name should not be confused with a trade name. A trade name is the name used by your firm to distinguish your goods and services from those of other firms.

Operation/Trade Name

If your company uses a name other than its legal name to distinguish its goods and services from those of other firms, provide it here.


Business Type

Categorize the legal status of your business:

Individual/Proprietorship
A business under the ownership of a single individual.
Partnership
Ownership shared under a partnership agreement.
Limited/Incorporated
A limited liability enterprise that has been registered as a corporation.
Other
Any organization that does not fall under one of the above definitions. Examples include unincorporated municipalities and unincorporated associations.

Other Information

Website

Information on your company website may help the WCB in determining whether you qualify for coverage, and may assist in assigning the correct industry classification to your operations.

CRA Business Number

If you have one, enter the 9-digit business number used by the Canada Revenue Agency to track corporate income tax, imports and exports, payroll deductions, and the goods and services tax. Enter your 9-digit "Reference Number" (numbers only), excluding the 6-digit suffix used to identify separate accounts (Goods and Services Tax, corporate income tax, import/export accounts, and payroll deductions).

Have you previously been registered with WCB-Alberta?

If you have been previously registered with WCB-Alberta, you will be asked to provide your former WCB-Alberta account number and the name associated with your earlier account. Providing accurate information will expedite the processing of your application.

Answer “yes” if the current organization has ever been registered with the WCB, under the current name or any other name, even if the nature of the organization’s business has changed.  You should also answer “yes” if a company run by you or a company of which you were director had previously operated with WCB-Alberta coverage.

Have you purchased this business?

If you have recently purchased your business, you may qualify under the previous owner's account number. Providing accurate information about the previous owner will help WCB-Alberta in determining your eligibility and correct classification.