A clearance is a unique number issued by the WSIB to registered businesses, which shows that a business, contractor or subcontractor is registered and up-to-date with us, including keeping current with premium payment and reporting. Only registered businesses in good standing can obtain a clearance. You can register your business with us online. 

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 and is valid for up to 90 days.

You can also automatically receive access to your clearance through email each time a clearance certificate is created or renewed for your WSIB account. You can sign up for automatic clearances by selecting “My Email Notifications” in the clearance application in our online services or see our FAQs for more details.

Our online options for clearances

Quick access clearances

  • no log-in required
  • find, view and download your clearances

Log in to our online service

  • create a list of contractors for which you need clearances for
  • find, view and download your clearance history
  • search for current clearances
  • receive reminder emails

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.

Independent operators

Independent operators (businesses with no employees other than the registered owner(s)) outside of construction might not be obligated to register with the WSIB, and therefore would not be eligible for a clearance certificate.

Please complete a determining worker/independent operator status questionnaire if you need a worker/independent operator status ruling.


Send us a message about your clearance online anywhere, anytime.