Mandatory coverage in the construction industry

Mandatory coverage in construction means that people who own or run a business in construction, with or without employees, must have coverage with the WSIB and need to register with us (with some exceptions). Under current legislation, independent operators, sole proprietors, some partners in a partnership and some executive officers who work in construction are required to have WSIB coverage. You have 10 calendar days from the day you hire your first employee to register with us. For more information about your obligations see: 


The following policies guide the implementation of mandatory coverage in construction:

You can also review our Administrative Practice Documents (APDs) that provide a practical application of the policies that guide mandatory coverage in the construction.