A clearance is a unique number issued by the WSIB that shows that a business, contractor or subcontractor is registered and up to date with us, including keeping current with premium payment and reporting. You can get and manage clearances online.

What’s new?

Starting September 15,  2019, instead of creating specific clearances for each business that a contractor works with, a clearance will automatically be created for your business, as long as you are up to date on your WSIB payments and reporting. This clearance number is valid for all your contracts. See our FAQs for details.

Clearance validity extended

To help make this change smoother, clearances expiring August 19 will be valid until November 19, 2019.

Newly registered businesses

Most newly registered businesses that need a clearance certificate at the time of registration make an initial advance payment of $250. This payment is applied to your WSIB account as a credit and will be applied towards your future premiums.

Our online options for clearances

Quick access clearances

  • No log in required
  • Find, view and download your clearances

Log in to our online service for clearances to:

  • Create a list of contractors that you need clearances for
  • Find, view and download your clearance history
  • Search for current clearances
  • Receive reminder emails