Schedule 2 organizations include:
- organizations funded by public funds (from the federal, provincial and/or municipal governments)
- organizations legislated by the province but self-funded
- A number of other businesses who are privately owned but involved in federally regulated industries such as telephone, airline, shipping and railway
Guidelines for entering into agreement with people injured at work or their survivors (Section 63 Agreement)
See our guidelines (PDF) to assist Schedule 2 organizations who would like to enter into an agreement with people who experienced an workplace injury or illness, or their survivors. In section 63 of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997, the person or their survivor agrees to accept a specified amount of money in lieu of, or in satisfaction of, receiving compensation benefits under the insurance plan. The guidelines identify when such an agreement is appropriate, as well as the factors that we'll consider in reviewing a proposed Section 63 Agreement.
What is the difference between Schedule 1 and Schedule 2 businesses?
While Schedule 1 employers operate under the collective liability insurance principle, Schedule 2 employers do not. They are individually responsible for the full cost of the accident claims filed by their workers. The WSIB maintains full authority over the Schedule 2 claims entitlement process and bills actual benefit costs plus an annual administration fee to Schedule 2 organizations.
Can Schedule 2 employers voluntarily apply to join Schedule 1?
Yes. Many have exercised this option and, as a result, today we have municipalities, school boards and other Schedule 2 employers split between the two Schedules. Larger employers are increasingly choosing to remain in Schedule 2 or to transfer back to it.
Therefore, Schedule 2 organizations are not grouped into economic or industry sectors but are identified by their insurance liability status. These organizations carry out a wide range of activities including, public sector service, law and order activities, shipping, transportation, education and public utilities.