April 19: WCB Releases 2011 Report
The WCB released its 2011 Annual Report and 2012–2016 Five Year Plan. According to the report, the WCB has an overall surplus of $5 million, which has enabled it to maintain the average assessment rate at $1.50 for 2012, the second lowest rate in Canada. The time loss injury rate also stayed at 3.3 per 100 full time workers, which remains the lowest on record for Manitoba. One of its targets for the next five years is reducing that rate to 3.0 per 100 full time workers and reducing the number of serious injuries and fatalities.