Around The Provinces: 2020 Workers Comp Rates

Jurisdictions have announced their preliminary workers comp rates for 2020. Ontario and New Brunswick are proposing not only rate cuts but deep ones while Québec and Yukon are proposing marginal increases. Here’s a rundown of the latest 2020 rate information.

Proposed 2020 Workers Comp Rates by Jurisdiction (as of Nov. 4, 2019)
Jurisdiction Proposed 2020 Average Assessment
(per $100 payroll)
2019 Average Assessment
(per $100 payroll)
2020 Filing Deadline
Alberta $1.14 $1.08 Feb. 29
British Columbia $1.55 $1.55 Feb. 29 – March 31**
Manitoba $0.95 $0.95 Feb. 29
New Brunswick $2.40 $2.65 Feb. 29
Newfoundland Labrador $1.69 $1.69 Feb. 29
Nova Scotia $2.65 $2.65 March 31
Ontario $1.37 $1.65 March 31
Prince Edward Island $1.52 $1.58 Feb. 29
Québec $1.85 $1.79 March 15
Saskatchewan $1.17 $1.17 Feb. 29
Northwest Territories
+
Nunavut
$2.40 $2.10 Feb. 29
Yukon $2.40 $2.10 Feb. 29

Notes:
**In BC, filing deadlines are staggered among Feb. 29, March 15 and March 31 based on the final 2 digits of the employer’s account number