News Releases

October 2020

Deferred premium payments not required before January 1, 2021
New online services making it easier for people to access services

Toronto, October 1, 2020 – The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) announced today that premium rates for Ontario businesses will be held for another year at the same levels paid in 2020, offering stability as employers grapple with the economic impact of the global pandemic. The announcement comes after four years of significant decreases that cut the average premium rate almost in half.

May 2020

Toronto, May 19, 2020 – The WSIB is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Witmer has been reappointed Chair of the Board of Directors of Ontario’s WSIB for a third term.  Her appointment is effective May 17, 2020 to December 31, 2020. 

April 2020

TORONTO, April 28, 2020 – Today, on the National Day of Mourning, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) encourages everyone to take a moment to remember the people who died, were injured or suffered illness in the workplace. 

March 2020

Toronto, March 26, 2020 –  The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), in conjunction with the Government of Ontario, has developed a financial relief package worth $1.9 billion to help employers reduce the financial burden of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation.  

November 2019

Toronto, November 22, 2019 – The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) announced today its new Health and Safety Excellence program. The program, which is now open for registration, provides a clear roadmap to help Ontario businesses improve workplace health and safety. 

October 2019

Toronto, October 7, 2019 – The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) announced today its dedicated review team has concluded the review of about 300 claims related to rubber workers in the Kitchener Waterloo area that had previously not been allowed.

September 2019

Announces new initiatives to improve health and safety in Ontario workplaces names winners of the Small Business Health and Safety Leadership Awards.

April 2019

TORONTO, April 26, 2019 – In advance of the National Day of Mourning on Sunday, April 28, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) hosted a public ceremony this morning to remember and honour those people who have died, been injured or suffered illness in the workplace. Threads of Life families who have lost loved ones along with other WSIB stakeholders attended the event.

December 2018

Toronto, December 10, 2018 – The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) announced today that a Dedicated Review Team will re-examine more than 300 claims filed by rubber workers in the Kitchener Waterloo area since 2002 that had not previously been allowed.

September 2018

Pays off $14.2 billion unfunded liability almost 10 years ahead of schedule
Reduces average premium rate by 29.8 per cent in 2019
Toronto, September 26, 2018 – The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) has eliminated its unfunded liability (UFL) almost 10 years ahead of its legislated schedule, achieving a historic financial milestone.