Policy

View and learn more about our policies,  participate in policy consultations and get answers to your policy questions.

Operational Policy Manual (OPM) and Employer Classification Manual (ECM)
Our OPM policies and ECM policies are online, accessible and free. The directory and search functions make navigation easy, while quick links give you related policies for your reference.

Our new classification guide for businesses
In preparation for the implementation of our new premium rate-setting model, a new Employer Classification Manual (ECM) has been developed. Our new classification structure will come into effect on January 1, 2020.

Our new classification structure is adapted from the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) and includes additional WSIB-specific classification codes. The new classification guide contains the descriptions of classification codes we will use to classify the business activities of Ontario businesses, as well as the coverage status for each of these classification codes. You can also use the guide to search for a specific NAICS code, industry, or business activity.

Policy Updates/Clarifications
Need more information on the latest word on a policy? Find it here.

Policy Consultations
We develop and update policies in accordance with the Act and through consultation with our clients and customers. You’ll find information here about consultations for policies and/or policy changes.

Legislation
This is a good starting point for more in-depth information about the various Acts under which we operate.

Policy development

Our commitment to serving the workers and employers of Ontario better includes ongoing efforts to make policies easier to understand and apply, and to ensure they are clear and consistent.

Policy questions

Looking for an answer to a policy question? Visit our page to learn how we can assist you with your inquiry.